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Occurred : 11/17/2012 18:50 (Entered as : 11/17/12 18:50)
Reported: 12/2/2012 11:00:59 AM 11:00
Posted: 12/20/2012
Location: Columbia, MO
Shape: Light
Duration:30 seconds
Formation of white lights in the sky drifting downward over Columbia, MO

6 or 7 lights were seen as i aproached columbia, mo. I was traveling west on interstate 70. To the south west, over columbia I saw 6 or seven bright lights (brighter than stars) in a kind of formation being equally spaced apart with the lead light would one at a time peel off and swoop towards the ground as hang gliders or parachutes might do. They all seemed to be slowly drifting downward.

After 15 to 30 seconds they went behind the tree line and were not visable after that. The time was about 6:30 pm dst. At no time did thet make any eratic movements but drift downward with the one in the lead peeling off kind of swooping down towards the ground, (I saw 2 or three do this swooping motion before they went behind the tree line.) I did not have a cb radio to ask if anyone else saw this but it was plain to see for anyone driving through the area. I googled "lights in the sky over columbia, MO 11/17/12," and sure enough there is a you tube video of the last few seconds of what I saw.