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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/4/2006 20:30 (Entered as : 07/04/2006 20:30)
Reported: 11/9/2006 8:21:03 AM 08:21
Posted: 12/7/2006
Location: Columbia, MO
Shape: Cylinder
Duration: 45 seconds
I was looking to the south when I saw what I believed to be a plane coming in our direction...

I was at a July 4th fireworks display at the Hearnes Center in Columbia, Mo. We were all impatiently waiting for the fireworks to begin. I was looking to the south when I saw what I believed to be a plane coming in our direction but as it passed over us I realized it was the same silvery cylindrical object I saw in June (see June 2006 NUFORC report). As before it was much lower than a large passenger plane or blimp. It was around 8:30 this time so it was a little darker and the object seemed a little higher than in June, but I could see that it had no wings and no tail. The direction of travel was about the same as the June sighting. There was too much crowd noise to be able to hear any sound from the object. I looked around to see if anyone else was looking at it and I could not detect anyone looking up. I tried to get the people I was with to look at the object but everyone was too busy having fun and talking. A simple glance and it would be mistaken for a plane. One would need to really look at it to realize it wasnt ordinary.

We have one airport, Regional. The runway does not accomodate larger planes. Planes traveling across Missouri are always at a higher altitude than this object was. Small 2 or 4 seater planes fly over at a lower altitude and it is always easy to see detail such as wings and tail. The engine noise is audible as well.

I have not seen the object again since July but that doesnt mean it cant still be flying around. I saw it in July because I basically came to it. Had I been at home I would not have seen it . I have no idea what I saw nor can I guess. I just offer this report up as another oddity of this haunted planet.

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