|Occurred : 6/15/2017 21:10 (Entered as : 06/15/17 21:10)
Reported: 6/16/2017 2:56:44 PM 14:56
Location: St. Louis, MO
|Odd light seen over St. Louis.
UFO Report filed 06/16/17:
On 06/15/17, at 9:05 pm, standing on our deck preparing to barbeque, I saw a light in southeastern sky that was moving toward my position gradually. I noticed that it looked different from an aircraft (we live south of St. Louis airport so airplanes are common and frequent) and had an orange/red glow much like a flame so my first guess was that it could be a hot air balloon.
As it got closer, I tried to listen for the familiar sound of gas burners but was surprised at its total silence. It soon lost the light and moved to more of a north course as a very dim sphere. It seemed to speed up and soon was beyond the trees on our horizon to the north.
The entire siting lasted approximately 10 minutes.
Upon reflection, I don’t recall ever seeing a hot air balloon past sunset and never saw one move so fast.
Also, I could not discern a fast wind to propel a balloon.
((NUFORC Note: Source of the report elects to remain anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))