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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/12/1996 21:40
Reported: 1/12/1996 18:36
Posted: 11/2/1999
Location: Latour, MO
A woman and her daughter witnessed a very bright light, "like a star." Suddenly, a "red thing" flew at it, and exploded into many sparks or fragments, "like a (shattered) mirror." The whole thing turned into red and white lights.

The mother put the daughter to bed at about 8:00 p.m.. When she looked out the bedroom window, she suddenly noticed a bright star in the night sky, one she had never noticed before.

Then she notices a "red oval light moving toward the horizon," which suddenly exploded into many glittering pieces. It was nothing like an aircraft.