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Occurred : 6/16/2000 23:30 (Entered as : 06/16/00 23:30)
Reported: 6/17/2000 11:39
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Shape: Other
Duration:3 minutes
UFO hovering over Mississippi river near St. Louis.

My Mom and a friend were returning home, crossing the Mckinley Bridge into Illinois. As they began to cross the bridge, they saw a large, non-moving object hovering in the sky. The object was above the bridge. They stopped and watched it for a minute or so. They said it was perfectly still, at a height where a very low flying plane would be and heard no sound. Both claimed it was difficult to make out an exact shape - but drew me a picture and described it. They saw two large glowing circular lights (white) on the side, and said they were attached to a long cigar shaped body. They had difficulty describing what attached the lights to the body. I asked what made them think it was not a helicopter and they said it was WAY too large and remained perfectly still - plus what happened next. They decided to keep moving and the passenger was looking out the rear window at the object. She lost track of the object briefly and saw it just in time to watch it streak across the sky at incredible speed. She said it stopped instantly over the Mississippi at a point South of their current position. They continued home.