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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 11/10/1967 19:00
Reported: 1/29/1998 19:40
Location: Highway 71 between Clearmont, Missouri and Maryville, Missou, MO
Duration: 2-3 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object made a sound
|Summary : Noticed a semi-circular array of white lights with a pulsing middle light. Observed object in southern sky. Actually heard propulsion system activate before ship moved at a terrific speed to the north and west of sighting position. Too dark and no moonlight to visualize true shape of craft. The night was very clear and cold. On way to county seat viewed an array of white lights in southern sky.
Traveling south on Highway 71 toward county seat, Maryville. I was 19 at the time. The other two individuals, men, were slightly older. We noted a group of lights, in the sky to our right, paralleling our movement to the south and east on the highway. The driver of the car pulled off onto a side road and the three of us stood outside of the car and observed the lights. Upon first viewing the object it appeared to have 4-5 white lights on the bottom side it. In the middle of this array was a pulsating light that would gradually change colors from red to orange to yellow to a bluish cast never actually going completely out. The object was approximately 1/2 mile to our right and was moving to the east slowly. Elevation was approximately 1/4 mile. The object kept moving closer, in the air, and then came to a complete stop. After stopping, in the sky, there was still no sound. There were no other competing lights or phenomena so there was no distraction. The highway was exceptionally quiet, no traffic. As I gazed at the object and was observing the pulsating of the central light I heard an almost imperceptible sound. Rather like a low pitched moan which seemed to be emitted from the object in the sky. The object then moved from the point just to the east of us at a terrific speed and was out of sight in a matter of 2-3 seconds. There was the almost inaudible hum and then the thing moved from a dead stop to the north and west and was gone. I went into the Air Force the next year and served a year and one day in Vietnam, 70-71. I have seen many types of jet aircraft and observed them in flight and have never seen such an array of lights, so closely together and the pulsating ability of the one cente one. I have a college degree in business/technology and a separate technical school degree in electronics and am well read. I have never anyone else who has seen or observed anything similar to this craft. There was no sonic boom, when it took off or anything. I did have corroborating discussio! ns from two other college aged people from two different places that night, though. One to the south and east noted the same actual light array but, from a farther distance. The other was from the north and west and noted a similar object hovering in a pasture area near the town of Elmo. This event has haunted me since. No one believes me, trully but, I know what I saw. One of the two other men is now dead. He drowned and the other guy still lives in the area but, I never see him. I work for the State of Missouri and have a job of importance and responsibility. I just thought that I would pass on my story. I hope that this may dovetail with some other accounts. Thank you.