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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/17/1997 23:10 (Entered as : 08/17/97 23:10)
Reported: 9/14/1998 15:58
Posted: 1/28/1999
Location: Kaiser, MO
Shape: Light
Duration: 30-45 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
First spotted as a round white light between the moon and Venus, stationary, then accelerated so quickly across the sky that it was out of sight in about 30-45 seconds. It did not streak to the horizon, but shot straight across the sky, appearing to be leaving the atmosphere.

three college students, 20-25 in age, above average intelligence and education. Not prone to see things, not under the influence of drugs or alcohol