|Occurred : 6/6/2016 11:15 (Entered as : 06/06/2016 11:15)
Reported: 6/6/2016 4:22:32 PM 16:22
Location: Elkland, MO
|Roundish shaped object about size of basketball, bright white on front, flames out back on multi-second descent from sky.
My wife called me at work to report seeing an object descending from sky in a rainbow-like arc.
She was driving by herself, returning from store. She turned north off of St. Luke Rd. onto Sunrise Rd., and about 100 yds from first house, in her peripheral vision on right (easterly), spotted basketball or oval shaped object and size, bright on front, red flames coming out back as it descended. The trajectory looked like it might hit neighbors' house, but then disappeared.
She believes object got as close as within about a football field length from where she was. Neighbors 2 young grandchildren were coming down the road on there 4 wheelers and my wife stopped and asked them if they saw that. The youngest (about 6 yrs old) said she saw it but other child did not. Wife's car windows were rolled up and radio going so she didn't hear anything. Did not see any trail, only reddish flames that looked like they were extending 4 to 5 ft out back of object.
This is on gravel road in rural location. We see meteorites all the time in the country and wife said she saw this object for approx. 5 seconds, much longer than we ever see a meteorite. I asked her if possibly fireworks rocket and she said no way.
Coincidentaly, about an hour before, I saw a Google Earth camera car drive by my office in Marshfield, MO, so I questioned her if maybe it might have been a drone? Maybe related to Google activity, but she didn't think it looked like a drone.
We also experience occasional low flying military aircraft on exercise, and I asked her if maybe it was a missile that got shot by accident, but she wasn't sure. I asked if maybe an engine that fell off a jet? She isn't sure about that.
I called one of the local ranch hands and talked to him about it. He hadn't seen anything, but would mention to some of the other hands and would let me know. She is adamant that it descended from a higher altitude, in a rainbow like arc. Did not see any crash, hear any noise or smoke or anything else after losing sight of object. Haven't questioned the girl yet. Going to call her mother tonight to see if she can describe what she saw. Sorry we couldn't get a pic.