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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/5/2000 02:00 (Entered as : 01/05/2000 02:00)
Reported: 11/16/2004 1:13:48 PM 13:13
Posted: 12/3/2004
Location: Florissant, MO
Shape: Rectangle
Duration: 3-5 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
two story rectangle flys low and silent over the city of Florissant

On 1-5-02 I was driving home from a friends house on HWY 67 (Lindbergh Blvd.) Traveling South bond towards the City of Florissant border with the City of Hazelwood approximately 1 mile from HWY 270 and within 5 miles of Lambert International Airport. I noticed a Florissant police officer had a motorist pulled over to the right of the road and was walking back towards his cruiser. He was looking up towards the sky near a grocery store with his mouth wide open.

I started to look towards the direction he was gazing and that is when I saw the object. It appeared to me to be a two story rectangle with very large windows on the side of the object. It appeared to be very dark or black in color. I did notice some lights but canít tell you the exact place they were situated on the craft as it was night and very hard to tell where the edges began and ended. The exterior lights were bright and seemed to have a bluish hue to them like you see on some of the newer BMW or Mercedes cars. The object was flying nearly directly over the Schnuckís market (grocer) at approximately 100-200 feet ( very low like a police helicopter height ). The object was almost silent, maybe a slight hum as it flew in front of my car.

What caught my attention in the short time I saw the object was that the interior of the object was dimly lit up enough that I could see inside the windows I described above. I couldnít tell much detail other than the interior was massive. I would estimate the total size of the object to be the size of a football field. I make this assumption because it nearly spanned the entire roadway ( 4 lanes plus a turn lane ) as it crossed my path. The strangest thing about my encounter was that as it floated by I noticed movement in one of the rear windows. I canít say how many total windows there were on the craft. In the one I saw into, it looked as if a person was moving from the inside towards the window to look out in the general direction of me and the police officers car with its flashing lights.

I didnít report this story initially to anyone except I did tell my friends and my now wife the next day after my sighting. About 3 years later I happened to be watching the Discovery channel and saw a documentary that had several police officers from Ill. Talking about witnessing the same object on the same day a few hours after my encounter. I have since given my statement to a local videographer ( who did some interviews with Melvin Knoll, and the P.O. in Illinois. Mr. Barker has recently done a video interview with me as well about the incident.