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Occurred : 5/22/2010 21:24 (Entered as : 05/22/2010 21:24)
Reported: 5/22/2010 10:31:07 PM 22:31
Posted: 6/3/2010
Location: Lee's Summit, MO
Shape: Triangle
Duration:10 minutes
Black triangle in Lee's Summit, MO near Lake Jacomo

My 17 year old daughter and I were on our way to my oldest son’s home at approximately 9:24 p.m. on May 22, 2010. We were driving west on Colburn Road heading toward Highway 291 in Lee’s Summit, MO. The sky was clear to partly cloudy and there was little or no wind. There is a small airport near Colburn Road on Douglas Road in Lee’s Summit and I often watch the planes come and go while driving that strip of road. Tonight I was watching what I thought was a plane. The object had one red light and two white lights, pretty typical of the small planes which fly out of the tiny airport, except none of the lights on this plane were flashing like they usually do. I did not think anything of this because many times when a plane is coming at me head on, I cannot see the flashing tail light. As I got closer to the object I realized it was not a plane. The object was in the west heading east. I was driving west on Colburn Road. We had just passed Lake Jacomo and were i! n the outskirts of Lee’s Summit. As I got closer and finally under the object I looked up and realized the object was a black triangle and not a plane. It was completely black except for the three lights. I am an educated person who has a B.A. in Psychology and I am currently pursuing a Master’s in Counseling. I am aware of the Gestalt Theories and this was not my brain “filling in” lines. The sky blackened and there was no background filter light between the three lights on the object as it flew past me. The object was flying low and the night sky was not yet completely dark so I was able to get a very good look at it. I said something to my daughter who then looked at it and got very excited exclaiming, “I see it mom it is a triangle! I see it! I see it!” My next thought was it was a B2 bomber because Whiteman Air Force Base is only about 45 minutes away. However, as low as the object was flying it definitely was not a B2 because it was way too small. I have seen those fl! y around our area quite often and they are huge, especially wh! en flyin g low. I asked my daughter if she could track it, and she said she could. I made a u-turn to try and follow the object so I could get ahead of it and stop the car to get a really good look at it while standing still and hopefully take a picture on my cell phone. Unfortunately I lost the object in the street lights when I started heading east. While I was driving west the lights had been on the north side as I looked west. I was basically looking away from the lights and they were on my right side, which was the passenger side of the car. Now that I was driving east, the lights were shining in my eyes on the driver’s side of the car and I could not see the object anymore. However, my daughter still had the object in her sight and I followed it as she guided me. Then as I approached the intersection of 7 Highway and Colburn Road, my daughter stated the object had suddenly shot straight up into the sky and disappeared into some clouds. We lost the object and I was unable to get! a really good look at it while standing still. I don’t know if anyone else witnessed this object in Lee’s Summit tonight and I don’t know exactly what it was. I can only say what it was not. It was not a B2 Bomber because it was too small; and it was not one of the small planes that fly out of the municipal airport in Lee’s Summit because I have never seen any of those planes make that triangle shape. I drive that area daily and nightly to and from work and school and I have lived here for 10 years. I have seen planes come and go from that tiny municipal airport day and night and none of the planes have ever made the triangle shape I saw tonight. Though I am a believer in UFO’s, whenever I observe anything in the sky I do so with a very skeptical mindset. I always think of all possibilities before saying what I saw was “unexplained.” Tonight I honestly cannot think of anything that is as small as the object I saw and makes the shape of the black triangle which I saw in the! sky earlier this evening.