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Occurred : 6/15/2007 22:30 (Entered as : 06/15/2007 22:30)
Reported: 12/3/2013 8:31:04 AM 08:31
Posted: 12/5/2013
Location: Joplin, MO
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
MISSOURI INVESTIGATORS GROUP: I had just locked up my car and was walking back to the house when I looked up in the sky and saw what I thought was a satellite. Then I noticed a smaller light flying on the same trajectory in front of the first light. I thought it was cool to see two satellites at once. At the time I didn't really think anything was any more extraordinary than that except for the fact that these two lights were traveling from south/east to north/west and any satellites I've ever witnessed always traveled from south to north. So I watched them until they became faint in the horizon then I looked overhead again and saw two more lights moving along the same flight plane as the first two but these two lights were very close together and were not moving in a straight line like the first two. They seemed to be playing with each other, dancing around each other, and they were slightly larger than the first two. They glowed a bit like the cherry of a cigarette, only a bit more pale. I watched them! until they grew faint in the sky, then I looked back to where they had come from in the sky and I saw a line of these same lights moving across the sky. I think there must have been about 25 to 30 of these lights together, very tightly spaced. I watched for a second and then realizing that what I was seeing had to be UFO's I ran into the house to get my son. He didn't seem to be as excited about it as I was but we stood and watched until they faded into the horizon. The line of lights behaved like the second set of lights that I saw. There were smaller and larger lights and they all seemed to be moving around each other. I don't know much about how ball lighting behaves but if ball lightning doesn't move in basically a straight line like a formation then I don't know what these things were that I saw. I know it wasn't any kind of aircraft or balloons, or meteors or comets or anything else that could be explained. I have never seen a UFO before but I truly believe I have no! w because I can't explain! n what I saw.

((NUFORC Note: We express our gratitude to Franklin James of the Missouri Investigators Group for submitting the report. PD))