|Occurred : 6/10/1999 22:40 (Entered as : 06/10/99 22:40)
Reported: 6/10/1999 21:24
Location: Springfield, MO
|Star-like object traveling very quickly W-E low to horizon just north of Springfield then abruptly turned towards the north-northeast. Sighting lasted 7-10 sec.
My friend ((name deleted)) and I were on the north side of Springfield going back to my car. I was facing north when a star-like object caught my attention to the west just above the treeline moving extremely fast west to east. I said "That plane is moving pretty fast!" I decided that it wasn't a plane because there weren't any other lights on it. I realized that it must be far away because there wasn't any sound of a plane. After about four seconds the object started turning sharply to the north-northeast. It continued in that direction and the light dimmed before being blocked by trees. Entire sighting lasted seven to ten seconds.