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Occurred : 8/18/2001 22:30 (Entered as : 8/18/01 22:30)
Reported: 8/18/2001 17:12
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Columbia, MO
Shape: Light
Duration:40 seconds
I saw three lights that dissapeared behind some trees.

I saw three lights that looked like running lights for some blacked out shape. It occurred at night so the shape was not visible. There are several large groups of trees in the area although the object rode off in the distance. It was very low when I first saw it above my window and moved much faster than any plane or helicopter. It made no sound. It buzzed my neighborhood moved to hover above some trees which I am guessing to be about 400 yards away. After a while it went off into the treeline and dissapeared out of sight.

((NUFORC Note: Several similar reports for the evening on this date. We suspect the objects may be the three satellites that have been reported to NUFORC on many occasions, and which we believe are part of the U. S. Navy N.O.S.S. satellite system. PD))