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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 5/8/2003 08:20 (Entered as : 05/08/03)
Reported: 7/17/2003 9:39:44 PM 21:39
Location: Clinton, MO
|MIG investigator interviewed witness for followup investigation of her ufo encounter of May 8, 2003 in Henry Co.
Hi Peter. This is Brian Adams of the Missouri Investigators Group (UFOMIG.com) and I was assigned to do a followup investigation of this NUFORC sighting report> Occurred : 5/8/2003 00:45 (Entered as : 05/08/03 00:45) Reported: 5/16/2003 8:20:26 AM 08:20 Posted: 5/27/2003 Location: Clinton, MO Shape: Circle Duration:3-4 minutes circular object with 5 lights seen in Henry county I reached the witness finally by phone on July 15 the after leaving two phone messages and emails that previously did not get a response back in June. The witness, a female hospital worker/student, then apologized saying that she was busy with her wedding and honeymoon last month.
We then discussed her NUFORC report and the specific location where she on May 8th she described her UFO encounter on Highway 13 south of Highway 2 just inside Henry County, Missouri. She was driving home from work in Warrensburg back to Clinton, Missouri after getting off her hospital shift just after midnight.
When she first observed the craft lights that she assumed was a life flight helicopter over a field to the west heading north to Warrensburg but it suddenly moved right over to the side of the highway as she drove towards it. She said she slowed down to less than 10 mph keeping the object in view through her windshield as this craft hovered above.
She said that the craft was hovering no higher than a large tree above the west side of the road but no trees were nearby. The size of the craft was as big as a house but she really only saw the bottom left side of the craft perimeter. She said that the perimeter reminded her of an octagon shape as it curved with four small yellow/white lights on the perimeter. It had a larger nonpulsing red light in the middle underneath and she could tell of a metallic structuring at her vantage almost underneath it.
It was at this point she decided to call somebody to rationalize what she was witnessing. She decided to use her cell phone to call her supervisor whom she new was still on duty at the hospital. She explained to her what the craft was doing and her supervisor asked if the craft was making any noise. So she turned off her car radio that had been on and rolled down her window but she didn't hear any noise at all. She then kept describing the following moments to her supervisor.
A yellow/white beam of light came down out from the red light shining first in the roadside grass then it moved across the road. It was at this point she said that the craft actually began to sway slightly back and forth causing the light beam to go back and forth across the highway 5 times. This is when she noticed an approaching car from the south as it stopped just in front of the light beam in the road.
The craft then began to move back the direction it came from slowly heading over the field then it suddenly vanished like the lights all blinked out at once.
She was still driving slowly forward in her car and drove past the stopped car with a man in the other car looked over at her as she drove past. She didn't stop to ask him any questions and drove on home to Clinton.
For some reason she didn't mention her sighting to anybody and had to be reminded later by her supervisor about the incident again. Thus resulting in the delay to report it to NUFORC eight days later on May 16th.
She said that now she keeps watching the sky and she has a camera in her car just in case something strange is possibly seen again.
She promised to complete a questionnaire that I emailed to her that may give some more details of her encounter and return it back to me.
((NUFORC Note: We express our gratitude to Brian Adams of the Missouri Investigators Group, and Bark Becker, its Director, for following up on this case, and sharing their findings. That group can be contacted in Columbia, MO, c/o Barb Becker