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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/1/2000 22:00 (Entered as : 090100 22:00)
Reported: 8/10/2015 4:04:18 PM 16:04
Posted: 8/13/2015
Location: Sugar Creek, MO
Shape: Triangle
Duration: 2 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
I know this took place in the summer, and it was of course the evening, but I cannot be positive of the year or the month, the date is approximate as I never reported this experience to a web site or told anyone out side of the small group of friends that were there with me that evening.

I and a companion observed 2 sets of 3 lights hovering silently, then ascend and depart.

Event Time: 2000-09-01, 10:00PM (22:00) Some friends and I were hanging out at the house but not much was going on and we were getting bored. So my friend, Mr. X, tells us a tale about some old hippy commune he had heard about and itís relative location suggesting we go check it out. After a brief discussion we all say what the heck and so we load up and head out. We get there a couple hours before dark. It's a large, tree covered, dome of a hill, just off the east side of 291 North near a bridge that crosses the Missouri River, about 20 minutes or so north of 24 hwy in Independence.

We decide to divide into pairs to seek out the rumored commune at the top of the hill, agreeing we either meet there or return to the car at nightfall. I team with Mr.X and we head out.

Our search for the commune was fruitless and Night begins to fall as we make our way back. As we descend the north face of the hill we come to some rail road tracks and follow them west as we chit-chat confident they will lead us back to the road and the car. We follow the tracks perhaps 10 minutes, when I spot some lights just north of us. Thing is, thatís the flood plain of the river with weeds as high as a man. That strikes me as very odd. I verbalize this to Mr. X, and now we are both stationary, studying these lights. There appears to be two distinct sets, one set slightly closer then the next and just a matter of meters further west. Each set featured at least one blue and one white light. I would guess they were about as high over the weeds as a lamp post is over a parking lot, say five to ten meters and you could see white light cast upon the weeds.

I could hear no sound or detect any movement and the weeds did not seem to be experiencing any wind turbulence that would be created by an aerial vehicle. I moved to the edge of the embankment the tracks were on (where it dropped to the plain where the weeds were flourishing) so I could try to get a better view of these lights. I could see no lamp post or any discernible mount the lights may be affixed to. Mr. X joined me, and we studied the lights a few moments longer.

Curiosity getting the better of me, I begin to study the embankment and the footing at the bottom considering a trek through the weeds to get under these mysterious lights. No sooner had I considered my first steps down when both sets of lights ascend straight up into the sky with out a sound and in the span of a breath appear to reach airliner altitude. There they pause for just an instant, before one set shoots west, while the other shoots east. Within a second, they are both out of sight. (As they ascend you could see the lights were in fact laid out as a triangle, each light seeming to mark one of the three points though I was never able to see anything that could be a component or even the surface of a vehicle)

We shared the experience with our friends, after reaching the car, but they were skeptical, to say the least. (Neither us thought to try and take a picture with our phones. We were to captivated by what we were witnessing.)

The experience was fantastic and unbelievable. If I wasnít there, I probably wouldnít believe it. It's almost enough to make you doubt your sanity. I donít know if they weíre alien craft but they were UFO's (Unidentified flying objects), and perhaps others who have had a similar experience wonít feel so crazy if they read about the experience (encounter?) I shared with Mr. X.

I was texting back and forth with Mr. X one evening and asked if he ever thought about that night. He said he had with frequency for a couple years after the experience but had not done so in a long time. I still think of that night now and again and to this day the experience haunts me, not with terror but a burning need to know what I and Mr. X encountered that evening. That exchange is was motivated me to finally share the experience. I didn't waste any time and submitted a report via my phone, which came out a lot worse then I would have expected. The page was not very mobile friendly. So I have since cleaned up the the grammar and added a couple details I had failed to include.

As for that evening I cannot think of any terrestrial craft that could behave in such a manner, to hover silently while not even disturbing the weeds under them with the wash of their propulsion. That in itself was seemed impossible but to shoot straight up into the sky, pause and then shoot off in opposite directions disappearing in seconds, all with out a sound? If I reign in the wonder and amazement of my observations and consider that what I witnessed was terrestrial what possible reason could these strange, clearly sophisticated vehicles have to be hanging out over the flood plain near the south bank of the Missouri
River? None of it adds up. But the alternative, that they were in fact not of this Earth.....that seems to crazy to take seriously.

What the hell did we see that night, what were those things and why were they there? I know it's a mystery I'm never to solve and that's what haunts me, the complete mystery of that encounter. That life exists on other worlds I have no doubt. Math alone tells us that there has to be other life out there as the universe is to large and to diverse for this one rock called Earth to be the only rock in the entire universe to support life. The universe is so vast that the human mind cannot even comprehend its dimensions. But to be routinely visited by aliens from another planet? I've never bought into the idea. The mystery of that evening though, despite my skepticism I cannot discount the possibility that I had in deed been witness to an alien visitation.