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Occurred : 6/21/2014 21:00 (Entered as : 06/21/14 21:00)
Reported: 6/21/2014 10:02:45 PM 22:02
Posted: 6/24/2014
Location: Fredericktown, MO
Shape: Light
Duration:6 minutes
Orange light moves slowly across sky.

I glanced out my kitchen window a little before 9:00 pm CST and saw an orange, glowing light moving in the sky. The window faces north. I told my husband to follow me outside there’s a light in the sky, he followed and saw the light, quickly deciding it was a helicopter.

I ran and got my camera, however being the evening the two short videos I shot I don’t think are very helpful. The light moved fairly slowly, at one point seemed to hover for a few seconds, and move slightly up and then back to the original line of travel. It wasn’t moving very quickly, so it seemed feasible that it may be a helicopter. However I saw no red or green navigation lights, or strobe lights of any kind, which I have always associated with helicopters or airplanes.

I have seen spotlights on helicopters and remember them being a very bright white…not this orange color. I heard no sound that seemed to originate from it. I thought I heard a helicopter but it was very faint and off to the west where there is a hospital with a helicopter pad here in town.

This light was almost directly over the house and helicopters that have flown over us at that altitude in the past make a lot more noise than what I was hearing.

The color was solid orangish-yellow, with no blinking. It was not perfectly round or orb like, it had a “flame like” appearance, similar to a hot air balloon flame.

It was just under the cloud cover. I went to a weather website after the sighting and it said there were a few clouds at 12, 000 feet.

My camera makes the light appear as an orb, but it wasn’t perfectly round. Also, camera kept trying to auto-focus…I think the video is just useful to show there was some light in the sky. I will share my videos via e-mail if interested.