|Occurred : 6/2/2011 20:50 (Entered as : 06/02/11 20:50)
Reported: 6/3/2011 3:24:27 PM 15:24
Location: St. Louis, MO
|A luminous greenish circle was visible 2 seconds going fast out and then into clouds near St. Louis, MO
I was leaving the St. Louis County Library at 8:50 PM on June 2nd. I was at the headquarters on Lindbergh, just south of the 64/40 highway. No other person was in the parking lot at that moment.
The sky to my eyes was cloudy, with some gaps containing haze. I saw an object moving in the north/northeast sky, moving north/northwest for about 1-2 seconds. The speed was greater than a conventional airplane.
The object caught my attention because of its size, which appeared to be the size of a significant fraction of the moon if that had been visible, about a 1/3 visible moon size. Most striking was the bluish green color, not a deep strong color but more of a shade of white.
The object emerged from a cloud, passed through I believe some haze because the outline was not sharply distinct, and was gone into another cloud. I did not hear any sound.
I have not heard any mention on the local radio. I realize this could have been a meteor just before impact, but it sure looked totally different from any "shooting star" I ever have seen before.
((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with this witness, and we found him to be exceptionally eloquent, lucid, and objective. We suspect that he is an unusually capable witness. PD))