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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/13/2004 22:30 (Entered as : 01/13/2004 22:30)
Reported: 1/13/2004 9:42:47 PM 21:42
Posted: 1/17/2004
Location: Mount Vernon, MO
Duration: 30 seconds
Characteristics: The object left a trail
Large fireball travel at high speed. I've never seen anything like it before.

On 1/13/04-At approximately 22:30 hours, my wife and I came out of my son's home located approximately six miles east of Mount Vernon, Missouri, when we witnessed a large glowing fire ball in the night sky. The ball was bright orange and then trailed off red. The object appeared to be traveling at a very high volicity.

It took about 30 seconds for it to disapear in the easter sky. It was very large.

I am seventy years old and have never witnessed anything like this.