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Occurred : 4/19/2015 18:56 (Entered as : 04/19/15 18:56)
Reported: 4/20/2015 8:06:08 PM 20:06
Posted: 4/23/2015
Location: Columbia, MO
Shape: Circle
Duration:1 minute
On Sunday, April 19th, 2015, my wife and I were taking a walk at the College Park and Ridgemont intersection walking the trail towards Twin Lakes. I stopped to take some pictures of the clouds and the sunset.  

As I was taking a picture, I noticed a yellow circular shape moving through the trees. I was taking a panoramic picture as it was moving and then it abruptly stopped, seemingly  to hover in the trees.  

I continued to take the panoramic picture, and as I was getting ready to stop the photo, I saw through my screen display, the object shoot through the trees, and then shooting into the sky. I photographed the circular object hovering in the trees, as well as it entering the clouds in one panoramic photo. z object did not leave any type of vapor trail that I could see, it moved so fast that I was able to catch it in one short panoramic photo. Both as it hovered, as well as it in the clouds.

The object had tree branches in front of it, and it blocked seeing tree branches behind it. Also, the object is also seen with part of the cloud in front of it, and it's blotting out the dark clouds behind it.

I cannot really determine the size of the object, may be six to eight feet in diameter. It was A bright yellow or white in color, it seemed like it was flashing. I tried to duplicate the same picture, but there were no objects in following pictures taken. This helped me conclude that this was not a dirty lens on my camera or a raindrop.


((ADDENDUM FROM WITNESS))

As an ex professional photographer, I know that it was not a camera flare, especially with a non smart phone and in a car with tinted windows. The object was on the left side of the road hovering in a rainbow then went over the road to the rain cloud and that's when I got the picture of it.

((END ADDENDUM))