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Occurred : 7/10/2016 20:22 (Entered as : 7/10/16 20:22)
Reported: 7/10/2016 6:47:39 PM 18:47
Posted: 7/15/2016
Location: Chesterfield, MO
Shape: Light
Duration:10 seconds
Strange lights at base of thunderstorm.

We were observing a thunderstorm to the north of our location in Chesterfield when we observed what I thought was an aircraft taking off from Lambert break out of the bottom of the cloud moving to the west. The craft had a number of strobing lights (white, green, red) which I assumed was an aircraft however from the changing dimensions and orientation of the light and the erratic movement (tumbling and rolling) I ruled out an aircraft. My next thought was a collection of balloons however the intensity of the strobing lights and flashing colors makes me think it was not. It was also too large to be a drone. The lights were visible for a few second and then moved off to the west and out of view. I managed to capture one image with phone camera.