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Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/29/1996 19:00
Reported: 12/30/1996 18:53
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Hartsburg, MO
Duration:5 min.
MO Highway Patrol officer calls to relay report:

A co-worker of the caller mentioned that he had been out trapping on Sunday night, 29DE96, with a friend. They were in the vicinity of Hartsburg, MO, on the banks of the Missouri River, not far from St. Joseph, MO, when they noticed a large black triangle, or diamond-shaped object, directly overhead.

The object had 3 or 4 white strobes, and the observers believe that there were red and blue lights on it, as well.

The object was totally silent, and it appeared to stay stationary.

At first, the observers believed that they probably were looking at a large helicopter. The object slowly turned and headed off southeast toward Jefferson City, MO.

((NUFORC Note: Our gratitude to this Missouri Highway Patrol Officer, and to the MO Highway Patrol, for this report. PD))