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Occurred : 7/13/2013 22:00 (Entered as : 07/13/13 22:00)
Reported: 8/23/2013 12:15:40 PM 12:15
Posted: 8/30/2013
Location: Imperial, MO
Shape: Light
Duration:40 seconds
Redish glowing round light which suddenly disappeared

My house is located at the top of a hill on a private road at the edge of a state park. While sitting in the driveway with two friends about 10 pm on Saturday, July 13, my female friend said, “What is that?”

Coming from the southeast over the valley was a bright reddish glowing object, about the level that a small plane would fly at, and traveling at the speed of a small plane, traveling on a southwest path some distance away. My male friend got out his binoculars which have excellent optics and looked at the object. He said he had no idea what it was - no wings, no noise, just a round glowing light. I looked at it through the binoculars and saw only a bright orange-red glow. She looked at it and saw a tint of blue besides the red. We all heard no noise, saw only a round glowing object with no wings or discernible features. He watched it the longest and said it turned yellowish and disappeared. She and I could not see it at that point because our view was blo! cked by trees. She commented that there is no place to land around here. He insisted it did not land; it was still traveling when it turned yellowish and disappeared.

I have not seen anything like this before, and it definitely was not a Chinese lantern since we all viewed it through excellent binoculars and saw no flame or any features.

I am in my 60s and my two friends are middle 50s. All of us have technical backgrounds. I do not drink and my friends were not drinking that evening.