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Occurred : 6/11/1998 21:58 (Entered as : 06/11/98 21:58)
Reported: 6/11/1998 20:35
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Kansas City, MO
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
Single white light, no flashing green, red or white light. Traveling from WNW to ESE. Followed about two minutes later by similar light, traveling in same direction.

At approximately 9:58 pm I went outside to investigate what at first sounded like thunder. There were approximately four loud booms. I looked up to see that the sky was cloudless. I told my roommate "thunder doesn't go boom, boom." While looking up I saw the first light, about the brightness of Venus, traveling from WNW to ESE. I thought it strange that there appeared to be only one light and no other blinking lights. There was no sound of a jet either. I ran in to get my binoculars but could only make out a vague, black silhouette whose shape was not readily apparent. I told my friend to come outside but by the time he made it out the object was out of sight below the tree line. As I was walking back to the house I looked and and saw another similar light. I said "Look another one." It traveled in the same direction, at the same speed. I got a good look at this one with the binoculars and saw no flashing lights, the vague, black silhoutte against the moonlit sky. I saw both lights for approximately 15 to 20 seconds each. They traveled in a straight line, again no sound that I could detect. At about 10:02 pm I hear two more explosions about twenty seconds apart. I have no idea what the loud booms were. Fireworks maybe, from nearby casinos. There was nothing on the local news to explain the loud booms. And, I have no reason to believe that they were associated with the flying objects. Just a strange coincidence.