|Occurred : 4/1/2009 19:30 (Entered as : 04/01/2009 19:30)
Reported: 8/28/2010 3:41:58 PM 15:41
Location: Columbia, MO
|MISSOURI INVESTIGATORS GROUP REPORT: The first time I saw one it was on new years day. It was a cloudless night except for a round shape black cloud covering the moon. It did not look like a cloud it looked like smoke. It held its shape and when it dissipated it stayed in one place. The second time was a whole different sighting. I was on my patio in back of the house and it was dusk, sun was below the horizon but still plenty of light. To the west I saw one again. It got darker and was not solid, like a round cloud but not like a cloud within the circle. It was not perfectly round. Sorta like a mortar firework puff. Anyway, it dissipated slowly in the same place. Then another one formed, got darker and looked the same as the first one. But then I saw a little black dot like like a pencil point travel from the cloud that was going away and where it stopped another one formed. It formed there then the dot moved and another one formed. When they dissipated it ! was over.There was a branch on the neighbors yard and a limb with leaves stuck out closely to the right of this happening and it all happened in exactly the same place. I searched the internet. I was about to give up seeing anything about this, then I saw a pic of one up close and it is amazing. Shows black strands, not straight, that were real black. Looks like they are like when u drain a bathtub and the little tornado like swirls around the main draining. I can find the website again and get the pic or u can find it too.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))