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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/20/2011 22:00 (Entered as : 8/20/11 22:00)
Reported: 8/20/2011 9:10:03 PM 21:10
Posted: 8/21/2011
Location: Osage Beach, MO
Shape: Oval
Duration: 1 minute
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
We were watching a neighbor shoot off fireworks when we noticed an oval shaped object floating (about the size of a basketball in comparison to a star) appear with a bright orange and red glow moving from east to west. It appeared to look like a fireball or glowing helium balloon. It was moving straight for approximately 20 seconds, hovered for several seconds and then made what appeared to be a 90 degree turn upward to the southwest. We watched for approximately 30 more seconds and until it disappeared into the sky at which time it was the size of a star. Also during the last 30 seconds we saw two bright flashes.

We are christian professional adults who thought this to be a cool yet somewhat scary experience.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))