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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/15/2005 05:12 (Entered as : 08/15/2005 5:12)
Reported: 8/17/2005 4:52:44 AM 04:52
Posted: 9/15/2005
Location: O'Fallon, MO
Shape: Triangle
Duration: 4 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
I was traveling east on highway 70 at 5:12 am going to work in the morning. This is morning pre rush hour traffic. There were many cars that could have seen this.

The object was approximately 1000 ft up or less. When I first saw it at a distance(2 miles), my first thought, was that it was a helicopter and there was an accident up ahead. Because the craft was not moving across the sky like a plane but staying in place like a helicopter.

As I got closer I definitely new it was not a helicopter and it was moving extremely slow heading northwest. It was triangular shaped with two large circular lights centered across the craft. The outside edge was clearly visible due to these lights.

The craft was moving with the front of the craft being one point with the other two points trailing. So, it was not leading with a side but the point.

I rolled the window down as I was driving to see if I could hear anything, and did not hear anything. Just the noise of the air rushing in. But as I approached the craft from 2 miles away it definitely was moving slowly huvering it seemed.

I also made it a point to look for commercial air craft since this is near the airport and Boeing (formerly McDonnell Douglas). I saw no other aircraft in the area.