|Occurred : 11/28/2012 22:25 (Entered as : 11-28-12 22:25)
Reported: 11/30/2012 8:22:37 PM 20:22
Location: St. Louis, MO
|A slow moving bright orange light with differnt muffled engine noise that turned red before dissappearing off the horizon.
I was watching tv when I heard a engine noise that sounded like a muffled airplane engine, different then anything I have heard. I go to the back door and look and I see a bright Orange light like planet Mars in color, but brighter, I thought at first it looked like a satellite but moving much slower than one, Also I notice there was a hazy sky and the object appeared lower than the hazy clouds. And there was a full moon. I call my wife and say check out this light in the sky, she looks out and says what the hell is that, I don't know I grab my binoculars, I have two pairs my good pair is 25x100 I use for astronomy. Even in the binocs I cant see any detail, just a Orange light, no flashing lights, no outline of a typical aircraft at night.
Too think it passed directly overhead of my home, with the engine noise I know it wasn't a satellite and with no flashing lights it wasn't a plane or helicopter. We live on a hill and watched it for almost ten minutes, slow moving, steady heading south in a straight line, then when it was a good two miles away it turned red my wife yelled to me did you see it just change color I said yes,. I can't believe we are watching this thing. We watched it for about 10 min before it disappeard off the horizon. We can see about 6 miles with our hilltop view. I thought maybe its a drone of some kind so the next day I reported it to the police and they said they have no drones in the county so they tell me to report it to the FAA. I called and they say they don't know of any drones operating in Missouri at all. I don't know if they are telling the truth or not. All we know it wasn't any normal aircraft we have ever seen.