|Occurred : 12/25/2013 05:00 (Entered as : 12/25/13 05:00)
Reported: 3/11/2014 6:25:02 AM 06:25
Location: St. Louis, MO
|Triangular craft with solid red, blue and green lights at the corners and a bright white light in the middle over hwy 40 and 170
Heading south on 170 from Page at about 5 am, still middle of the night dark with a clear sky, noticed a very bright light ahead. It first appeared to be a very bright star, like a planet, flickering and low towards the horizon. Looking ahead it was a immediate eye catch.
About a minute later I could tell it was local and moving, we were heading towards each other. The light then in my mind resembled a landing gear light on a plane. I could tell it was flying very low. There is a airport in it's direction about 7 miles away, way too low for that distance, about 500-700 ft.
I reached Hwy 40 and when I was close to the interchange to go west it was just reaching hwy 40 from the south side, on a path heading north still just west of the interchange. I then noticed three additional lights, red, green and blue in a triangle pattern, red leading. The moment I realized this object was unusual was when I realized the marker lights were not blinking, no tail light, the bright white light was in the middle of the craft, not shining in just the forward direction but in every direction.
By this time I was on the ramp for 40 west. The craft just crossed hwy 40. With the height seeming to be 500-700 ft or about a little higher than a cell tower, I could not make a outline of the craft. Just the four lights. Heading towards the side of it getting on 40 it seemed to be moving very slowly at this point and by time I was passing it's path behind it it seemed to have rapidly picked up speed and changed direction to northwest.
Now when telling the very same people I talk to everyday, including my wife, immediately there's a look like uh huh yeah right. So with that in mind... when I was on the on ramp for hwy 40 and I was heading towards the side of the craft, I saw what appeared to be a small rectangular door opening. It was behind the middle white light and off centered. I took it as a door because the dim glow grew as such from a door opening. I could not make any details out from what was inside just that the dim glow was indirect. I don't tell anyone anymore but figured I should atleast report it.
I was captivated at first as much as anyone is by a low flying plane but when realizing something is different about what I was seeing, I didn't want to pull over, fumble with my phone for a pic... all I wanted to do was observe and figure it out.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the event is approximate. PD))