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Occurred : 11/17/2012 18:45 (Entered as : 11/17/12 18:45)
Reported: 11/17/2012 5:19:00 PM 17:19
Posted: 11/19/2012
Location: Springfield, MO
Shape: Light
Duration:2 minutes
Red light moves at excessive speed, stays absolutely still and changes direction abruptly

I was in my front yard when I saw what I thought was a skyrocket. It was bright red, like police lights but not flashing. I watched it going up waiting for it to explode. It stopped dead still for about 5 seconds then took off at a very high rate of speed and stopped abruptly for a split second, then changed direction and flew slowly out of sight.