|Occurred : 3/24/2012 20:00 (Entered as : 03/24/2012 20:00)
Reported: 3/25/2012 6:56:08 AM 06:56
Location: Fenton, MO
|Yellow-Orange flickering conical shaped light over St. Louis
My wife and I were in the car traveling South on highway 141 in Fenton when I noticed a bright yellow orange colored light in the Eastern sky several miles away. At first it looked moved like a police helicopter, but the odd thing about it, it flickered like a flame. My wife noted the light had a conical shape with the top of the cone pointing upward and the light faded at the tip of the cone. I told my wife it looked like something was on fire and it might be a meteor or a piece of space junk. We pulled over and kept watching it. It was headed slowly in a NE direction. As we watched it, it made a turn and started heading in a due South direction. We got back on 141 since we were close to home and I wanted to get my binoculars to get a better look. Unfortunately, as I drove into my driveway I noticed it was getting much smaller and had changed directions again and was heading back in the NE direction. Within a second or two, the light had gotten s! o faint I could barely see it then it appeared to gain altitude and was gone. I watched for a few more minutes but never saw it again.