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Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/17/2014 21:00 (Entered as : 5/17/2014 21:00)
Reported: 5/17/2014 9:07:45 PM 21:07
Posted: 6/4/2014
Location: De Soto, MO
Shape: Light
Duration:5-6 minutes
Red-orange lights floating in random formation before fading out

On a clear night, with no planes in a rural location, we saw what started as 4 red-orange, somewhat flickering lights moving in a random formation through the southeast sky. As we watched them moving, some began to move more quickly and in direct paths. After a few moments, a few more came up from the horizon. They lasted about 5-6 minutes before fading out. They varied slightly in brightness. They were completely silent.

The formation seemed like something directly out of a classic ufo sighting tv show, and this being such a rural area, the only other thing we could imagine they could be were chinese lanterns, or other flame driven balloons. They arced up a bit as they traveled, and we observed that they were arcing with the prevailing winds.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))