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Occurred : 6/17/2015 21:00 (Entered as : 06/17/2015 21:00)
Reported: 7/10/2015 11:27:26 AM 11:27
Posted: 7/10/2015
Location: Farmington, MO
Shape: Light
Duration:1 minute
Report received by the Missouri Investigators Group.

Submitted by: BBecker

My experience occurred on the night of Wednesday, 6/17/15. My youngest daughter and her fiance were staying with us from out of town that week, and they had gone out for the evening, leaving us with their dog, Mosby, a Yorkie. My wife and I had been watching television in our living room.

I noticed that it was 9:00 p.m. Central time, or getting close to the top of the hour. Keeping with my routine, we made our way to bed to settle in for the night. After quickly getting comfortable in bed, I heard Mosby bark. We called him, but he didn't come in to answer our call, so I climbed out of bed and saw him setting patiently at the front door, which indicated to me that he had to go out. I pulled off his "diaper" and hooked up his leash and took him outside so that he could take care of business. I recall the weather conditions seemed uncomfortably warm and humid that evening.

I began to look at nearby house and street lights and I thought that it looked unusually haze. I then at the sky, and noticed the moon and a few stars. The stars seemed evident, but they too were hazy because of weather conditions. I then looked nearly straight up over me. As I was looking up, I saw a flash of light. The duration was only a second, but since I was viewed it straight on and not out of the corner of my eye, I felt it was not a trick of the light caused by my eyesight or glasses.

The flash, or streak, seemed very bright, brighter than the moon, with the intensity of lightning or an electrical flash. It was silent. It would be difficult to say for sure that it was streaking, as it was so quick, but the flash seemed to indicate a movement to the north (it was almost directly above, perhaps a little to my east). The flash seemed defined in its edges, and not subject to the haziness of the other lights and heavenly bodies I had observed. While I did not get the impression that it was close to the ground, it seemed large...I would measure the width of the light by holding my hand straight out above me, with my arm extended fully and holding our my index finger...the flash was the width of the tip of my index finger.

The length of travel seemed to be half the length of that index finger. It was so fast, I questioned as to whether I actually had seen this. It did not seemed similar to any other meteor, comet, or natural object I have seen before. It did not resemble any man made object with which I am familiar. The flash seemed very similar to that of an object I watched for minutes back in the 1990's when I resided in Festus/Crystal city.

This object moved with intent, up, down, and sideways with great speed, hanging in the air near the ground, high in the air, until zipping off to the west with a flash...exactly like I witnessed most recently. Because of my previous sighting, I feel strongly that the object I viewed this month was not viewed as it had been in motion, but had been hanging directly above me, and zipped away as I looked upward in it's direction.

After the sighting that night, I could not arrive at a comfortable conclusion as to what I viewed, and I decided it best to take the dog back inside. Mosby had not acted out of the ordinary during this time. My trip outside lasted five to ten minutes, perhaps. I told my wife what I had seen, and we went to bed. I mentioned it to my daughter the next day.

Later in the afternoon on Thursday, she read the news article on Facebook from Fox 2 news regarding the Affton lights. While I found that video compelling, the only similarity between that incident and what I viewed was the time of occurrence.

((NUFORC Note: We express our sincere appreciation to Barb Becker, of Missouri Investigators Group, for sharing the interesting case with our Center. Any witnesses to the event desribed here, or any other UFO sighting from Missouri, are encouraged to contact Ms. Becker. PD))