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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/20/2009 19:00 (Entered as : 09/20/2009 19:00)
Reported: 8/27/2020 6:42:28 PM 18:42
Posted: 9/4/2020
Location: Racine, MO
Shape: Sphere
Duration: 5-10 minutes
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
Me, my brother and two of his friends were chatting outside about an hour or so before dark. All of a sudden a bright glowing ball of light floated out of the woods above the tree tops. It looked almost how a yard light looks in the distance, yellow to slightly orange in color. No visible lights other than a bright glow. I estimate the object to be 50-100ft in diameter & Probably within 1000-1500ft from us. We all 4 made sure we were all seeing it, it made no sound whatsoever but it did appear to be spinning. It was hard to make out if that was the case, because of how bright the glow was. It slowly rose out of the woods until it was probably within 500-1000ft above the tree tops in which the object just hovered there completely silent, stayed hovering in place for an estimated time of 2-3 mins. Then slowly flew out to the west until it was just a tiny dot in the sky. I myself stood outside until well after dark and watched it until it faded completely out of sight.

I went out the next night & observed the sky to the west but to no avail. Never did see the object again. Still to this day, I consider it to be the most compelling ufo encounter I've ever witnessed. My brother and his friends refuse to talk about it for fear of being ridiculed, believe what you will but I know what I saw & it most definitely was not of this earth.