|Occurred : 5/29/2010 21:00 (Entered as : 05/29/10 21:00)
Reported: 7/4/2010 11:14:54 AM 11:14
Location: Bryant Creek, Rippe access, MO
Duration:4 hours off and on
|MISSOURI INVESTIGATORS GROUP REPORT: Camping on Bryant creek near Rippe access. Around 9:30PM saw bright stationary large orange light with smaller blinking lights. Light moved up, and then moved sideways behind a tree line. Hour later the light reappeared with a second light. Lights moved in formation and faded until you could not see them...the lights appeared and disappeared several times. Witnessed by two of my brothers. Later that night after one of my brothers and I retired to the camper, other brother began yelling at us to wake up around 1:00AM. When I opened the door of the camper there were 5 indentical lights in the sky motionless in formation. One by one each light went strait up and then moved off to the east(?) and faded like a dimmer switch...last light held position for about a minute and then followed the expact pattern of other lights. There was no sound associated with the lights, estimate 5000ft alt.
Two of us are former military and are very familair with copters and fixed wing airplanes. I am a life long UFO sceptic and this is the first thing I have ever seen in the sky that I could not explain. I had three beers all night...FYI
Additonal info: Douglas and Ozark Counties of south central Missouri are near the Arkansas State Line, Bull Shoals Lake and Norfork Lake. St. Louis is about 3.5-4 hours northeast and Little Rock is about 6 hours to the southwest.
http://missouri.hometownlocator.com/maps/CountyMap,CFIPS,067,c,Douglas.cfm Bryant Creek,Rippe Conservationa Area.
Witness seems sincere and honest. His description matches other reports received in Missouri and other states.
Report received by: MIG: Barbara Becker/ufomig,bravehost.com.
((NUFORC Note: We express our gratitude to Barb Becker, Director of the Missouri Investigators Group, for sharing the report with NUFORC. PD))