|Occurred : 5/15/2013 23:45 (Entered as : 05/15/13 23:45)
Reported: 5/15/2013 11:03:50 PM 23:03
Location: Springfield, MO
|blue light(s) disappearing and reappearing in sporadic flight pattern
I was sitting on my back porch enjoying a beer when I looked out between the trees and saw what I initially thought was a shooting star, but realized it wasn't because it was overcast so there weren't any stars out and besides there is too much light pollution where I am to see stars.
So I quickly called my mom and step-dad out to witness it too. It was a small blue orb-like light that appeared, streaked across the sky, then disappeared...and then appeared again. It seemed to be flying around in circles, but in a sporadic flight pattern accelerating and decelerating and changing directions much faster than any modern military aircraft could do. It would appear, fly a looping, zig-zag pattern for a few seconds then disappear, only to appear again a few moments later. It wasn't a spotlight because it was a little orb and I would have been able to see the beam of light. There were possibly more than one because at one point my Mom saw two fly right by each other then split off in different directions, and I saw one with a red flashing light on it and then one without so there could have been multiple orbs. It wasn't an airplane either because there wasn't a flashing white light and they flew very differently than a jet. It seemed like there was only one, then more started popping up and then just like that they were gone. Also, before they completely disappeared they seemed to be flying around at altitude then diving at the ground at steep angles and very rapid speeds, almost like a dive-bomber would. I captured it on my iPhone but we were too far away and the camera is too poor I don't think you can see anything. I first saw it around 2345 and they disappeared around 0000. It could have been going on before that but that is when I noticed it.