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Occurred : 7/4/2008 21:15 (Entered as : 7/04/08 21:15)
Reported: 11/21/2009 12:50:15 PM 12:50
Posted: 12/12/2009
Location: Marshfield-Webster Co, MO
Shape: Sphere
Duration:1 1/2 hours
My wife and I were sitting on our back deck waiting for the fireworks to start, around 9:00 P.M. It was already dark to the east but it was still dusk to the west. We noticed a bright, orange, round, light coming from the east going across the horizon in a westward direction. (For the last 15 years we have seen these same bright orange lights, but only one at a time, and it may go months or years in between sightings.) It appeared to be around 1000-1500 ft off the ground, and moving at a moderate speed. We jumped up and ran to the front yard to get a better view. As it passed by us and was traveling towards the west away from us, we could see the shape of this flying object silhouetted against the western horizon, and it appeared to be not quite round, but a some what, horizontal oval shape and dark gray in color. I am a former, licensed aviation maintenance technician, and understand what it takes to make an airplane or helicopter fly. There were no w! ings, no propellers, no form of propulsion, no sound and no additional lights, there was nothing I could see to show cause for this object to be flying. We had barely gotten over the shock of seeing this bright orange object, and sat down in our chairs again, when we looked and here came another one from the exact same direction traveling what appeared to be the exact same path. Once again we jumped from our chairs and ran to the front yard to see the same type of object silhouetted against the western sky. After it disappeared out of sight, another one appeared within 5-7 minutes. By now it was too dark to see the shape, only the bright light. This repeated 3 more times until I finally ran to get the video camera. I managed to video numbers 6-7-8. All 8 of these travelled the same direction, and pretty much the same path. This happened from between 9:00 and 10:30 on July 4th 2008.

report received by Missouri Investigators Group.

((NUFORC Note: We express our sincere gratitude to the MISSOURI INVESTIGATORS GROUP, and to its Director, BARBARA BECKER, for their having shared this report with our Center. If you have had a sighting in Missouri, please consider contacting that organization, at the website above, to share your sighting with their investigators, in addition to submitting a report to NUFORC. Thank you!! PD))