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Occurred : 5/16/2012 22:00 (Entered as : 05/16/2012 22:00)
Reported: 5/18/2012 1:05:18 PM 13:05
Posted: 6/2/2012
Location: Springfield, MO
Shape: Light
Duration:30 seconds
Springfield,MO. A white light the size of a star moving at a high rate of speed!!

I am 51yrs. old. I was facing south and the the object I saw was a white round light. It looked like a small star only it moved across the sky in a straight and seemed like a deliberate direction from the west in a ESE direction at a very high rate of speed. I have seen passenger aircraft and military jets at high altitude like the size of a star, day and night time with the blinking light or lights and they appear to crawl across the sky, when in fact they are also flying at high rates of speed. This object around 10:00PM-05/16/2012 did not blink it was a solid round white light and moved so fast. This is the second time in my life I have ever seen anyting move this fast in the sky. It looked and moved just like what I saw in the in the very early 70's when I was around the age of 11yrs old. Facing north, that object at first sight looked like a helicopter spotlight low in the sky then in a blink was the size of a tiny star moving from west to the ESE direc! tion at a very high rate of speed. At school the next day I told a friend Wallace what I saw I gave no detail because he responded "Hey I saw the same" before I could finish. I honestly did not believe him until that evening after school in the front yard of my house he pointed to the sky exactly where I saw the object, he moved his arm in a fast motion while pointing, like he was following the object in the same exact direction! This on the night of 05/16/2012 was not an airplane, it was not my imagination nor was it a helicopter spotlight,shooting star ETC! I may be a skeptic to some degree but, I know what I saw was not normal!! I was in the navy starting in 1979 at Cecil Field Naval Airbase in Cecil Field FL. I never saw anything move as fast as what I saw on the night of may 16th 2012 and on that night in the 70's. My wife and I now live in the same house I grew up in. "To sum this up" On that night in the very early 70's I was facing the north I saw what looked like ! a helicopter spotlight and in a blink it was a white light the! size of a smaller star round in shape moving from west to a ESE direction at a very high rate of speed!! Present day on the night of 05/16/2012 around 10:00PM I was facing South and saw a white light in the West part of the sky the size of a small star, moving in a ESE direction at a very high rate of speed and was moving in a deliberate direction, not falling. It did not change direction and was visible to me only for about 15 seconds in the area visible to me because of trees.If this had been a normal aircraft like a military jet or even a passenger plane it would have taken at the very least a minute to pass the same exact distance.I take our trash out every night and look to the sky because I love the night sky and checking out the moon. I see aircraft all the time and know there is a major difference in what I see every night and what I saw the night of 05/16/2012 around 10:00PM and that night in the 70's. Both events I saw in the sky ( 70's and present day) I saw from the sa! me house. I know of no aircraft that can move that fast when looking from the ground up to an altitude as high as these objects were! I know there are very fast jets...BUT NOT WHAT I SAW!!