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Occurred : 12/31/2007 20:00 (Entered as : 20:00)
Reported: 3/1/2010 10:29:52 PM 22:29
Posted: 4/13/2010
Location: Pilot Knob, MO
Shape: Light
Duration:20 minutes
Hoovering amber lights over mountain ridge, several accounts, sometimes fade away or just decend behind mountain.

I grew up on Morningside Farm and lived there, off and on, until 2008. From 2007-08 I have seen on numerous occasions a "floating" orange/amber light just above the mountain ridge as I would make the last turn coming up Morningside Lane heading home. I have seen at times two lights, seemingly independent of each other, drift up and down over the ridge line. Sometimes as I turned the corner and my vehicle was pointing directly towards the light(s) they would either slowly descend behind the mountain or gradually fade out. Other times the light(s) would just sit there and remain until I reached the farmhouse. A couple of times I stood and looked at the lights for several minutes.

We often have fighter jets in the area that practice maneuvers in the daytime, so I always assumed that it was some kind of new military aircraft, but really was puzzled by its characteristics.

I have heard that others in the area have also seen the same lights and couldn't identify it. It happened so frequently that I assumed someone knew what it was and it was really no big deal. I now wonder and just thought I would share it with you, just in case you have other reports from this area.

I'm including a Google Map link to the area I'm referring to...

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=37.62222,-90.668149&spn=0.014446,0.033023&t=h&z=16

I no longer live in the area, so I have not seen anything there as of late.

I am a professor at a University in St. Louis, teaching interactive media design and have an MA in international relations. I do not do any type of drugs and rarely drink alcohol. I was completely sober each time I witnessed these lights. I'm open to the idea of other intelligent life visiting us, but a skeptic by nature. This has left me wondering.

I would be interested to know if you have had any other reports similar to mine in this area.

Thanks for your time.


((NUFORC NOTE: Witness indicates that date of the sighting is approximate. PD))