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Occurred : 11/4/2015 21:53 (Entered as : 11/4/15 21:53)
Reported: 11/4/2015 8:23:28 PM 20:23
Posted: 11/6/2015
Location: Columbia, MO
Shape: Unknown
Duration:10 seconds
The sky and the entire neighborhood lit up brighter than the daytime at 9:53PM in Columbia, MO, in Sunrise Estates

I was outside in the backyard smoking a cigarette under the deck, and suddenly the entire yard and sky lit up brighter than the daytime for 3 whole seconds, so I ran out from under the deck to look up into the sky to see what caused the brightness, and I saw a very long, thick contrail in the sky not more than 100 feet above ground level that did not dissipate within the time that I watched it. The contrail was slightly curving back and forth but not very much at all, meaning it was moderately straight-traveling. The object that caused it was only visible for the millisecond before it disappeared, but it appeared to be on fire.

I freaked out and ran inside immediately. The light was so bright that I thought the planet was either exploding or that we were being taken by the light into Heaven. It was INTENSE!!!

My friend also told me just now on Facebook that he saw the same thing in Joplin, MO.