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Occurred : 10/21/2014 15:49 (Entered as : 10/21/14 15:49)
Reported: 10/21/2014 6:59:25 PM 18:59
Posted: 11/6/2014
Location: Columbia, MO
Shape: Disk
Duration:15 seconds
Extremely shiny silver football shaped flying object shows up as only a partial outline in a photo I took of it.

Today, Tues. Oct. 21, 2014 at about 3:49PM Central Time I was in a conservation are I believed is owned/operated by the University of Missouri name Turkey Farm Lake with my dog. I had my camera and took photos along the path leading up to the lake.

When I entered the actual lake area I saw a couple of dead looking branches and was attempting to focus on them without getting any colored leaves in the frame. When I looked up I saw an object in the sky. I said out loud, “What the f*ck is that?!”.

The object was not a plane, nor a helicopter, blimp, etc… It was not extremely high in the sky. I would say maybe a couple football fields’ lengths from me. I was shaped like a semi-deflated football, actually, and silver in color and extremely shiny. I did not notice a sound and it was moving slowly horizontally.

I immediately aimed my camera and took a photo. I then realized the branches were still in the frame, and because they were so close to me, that the object it’s self would not be in focus. I then looked to the sky, saw the object moving away from me and stepped forward trying to get a better shot… As I looked through my viewfinder I could not spot the object so I removed the camera from my eye, looking to the sky and the object was gone.

About a minute after spinning myself in circles trying to figure out where this object moved to and feeling totally confused about what I just witnessed I opened the clock on my phone and took a screenshot to document the date and time. It was 3:51 PM.

After I returned home and transferred my photos to my computer I saw something totally unexpected in the one photo I got of the object. Instead of an out-of-focus silver football shaped flying vehicle I knew should be in the photo I saw a partial outline. It is a dark shadowy outline, boomerang-shaped, representing only the leading end of the object, probably about ¼ the size of what I saw with my eyes. This is shocking because the object was fully visible to me even after I took that initial shot, however in the photo it appears to be almost completely transparent.

So far I have only told this to my mother and father… I attempted to call your hotline about half an hour ago, around 8:25 PM and I left a message because no one answered.