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Occurred : 12/25/1999 23:00 (Entered as : 12/25/99 23:00)
Reported: 2/3/2000 04:05
Posted: 4/28/2001
Location: Mt Vernon, MO
Shape: Chevron
UFO seen above I-44 rest area just outside Mt Vernon, MO by a family of four on Christmas night. Missing time event followed. Family awoke at home the next day unsure how they arrived only recalling seeing UFO.

Returning home on Christmas night from an out-of-town trip to Oklahoma, a family of four decided to make a restroom stop at a I-44 rest area just outside of Mt. Vernon, MO at about 11:00 pm CST. While returning to their car they began to notice a buzzing noise. The son told his father to look up at an object just above the trees. The father, mother and sister also looked up. They observed a dark chevron craft hovering nearby. The next thing they recall is waking up in their home the next morning. They didn't know how they got home, parked the car in the garage, unpacked luggage and presents, put presents under their Christmas tree, or got dressed for bed. The father said his eyes were very sensitive to light when he awakened, but no other unusual bodily effects were noted by any family member. They were perplexed how they arrived back home which was only less than a half hour drive from the rest area. An investigator from OARG checked out the rest area the following day and did not detect any evidence of trees damaged, parking lot debris, or ground vegetative effects. HE also checked the family car for any signs of unusual marks or debris. None was found. The mother is concerned as well as the father and daughter about the incident, but the son said its "cool". The mother is considering regressive hypnosis but a recent dream on Jan. 7, 2000 may have changed this opinion. The mother had a dream which she was out on the back deck of their house with all of her family. They were looking up the same craft they saw at the rest area like they were in a daze. She screamed to wake herself up from sleeping. The Ozarks Area UFO Research Group (OARG) in Springfield, MO is continuing its investigation.

((NUFORC Note: Our gratitude to the Ozark Area UFO Research Group. They may be reached at <>. Website is PD))

((NUFORC Note: We express our sincere gratitude to the MISSOURI INVESTIGATORS GROUP, and to its Director, BARBARA BECKER, for their having shared this report with our Center. If you have had a sighting in Missouri, please consider contacting that organization, at the website above, to share your sighting with their investigators, in addition to submitting a report to NUFORC. Thank you!! PD)