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Occurred : 12/27/2002 09:37 (Entered as : 01/19/2003 09:37)
Reported: 1/27/2003 1:42:33 PM 13:42
Posted: 6/18/2004
Location: Roby, MO
Shape: Light
Duration:
Interviewed NUFORC case witness by UFOMIG.com investigator Brian Adams for Missouri sighting on Dec. 27, 2002 near Roby, MO.

Interviewed NUFORC case witness by UFOMIG.com investigator Brian Adams for Missouri sighting on Dec. 27, 2002 near Roby, MO.

Witness name responds> Since there are many questions, I will answer them in Q/A format one at a time to the best of my memory, for less confusion.

What first made you aware of the object(s) when you were traveling? Since we live in a big city here, I'm absolutely facinated by the dark country skies to which every star in the sky can be seen, so as usual I was looking up at the stars through the front windshield and passenger window while my husband was driving. I immediately became aware when I saw the red flashing lights out of the corner of my eye. You know those Christmas lights they call "chasers" that you can set the speed of the flashing by a remote near the plug-in? That's what these lights looked like, very fast and rotating around the the circular perimeter, it was hard to miss. With my mouth wide open in complete awe, I grabbed my husbands arm and said "LOOK at that!" What direction in the sky were they sighted? We were traveling North, and the lights were moving from east to west.

Did you use any binoculars or use eyeglasses to view them? No sir, I don't wear glasses and we didn't have any binoculars unfortunately.

How were the lights strobing like quick short flashes, random around the circular perimeter? They were flashing rapidly (red)in a rotating fashion (like the lights were chasing each other) around the circular perimeter. I'm not sure if my eyes weren't just getting blurry from staring so long at these things, but I thought I might have seen them change colors once or twice, to the color of white, very quickly as well.

Did you stop and get out of your vehicle to watch at all? Unfortunately no. I wanted to but there were 16 inches of snow on the ground (there were no place to pull over because of the snow drifts from the plows)and it was 9 degrees out that night, and we were late getting to our next destination. We just drove very slowly observing them from the windshield of our mini-van.

Have you seen any ufos before this sighting? Yes, but these two were very different from the other time. The first time was about 1993 in Kokomo, IN.

My mother and I were getting some groceries out of the trunk of her car (sometime around 9PM I suppose, it was over 10 years ago) when a triangular object with 3 big red lights on each point of the triangle (the lights weren't flashing) passed low in the sky right over our heads. It was about the size of a football field and moved silently. It was made out of some kind of black metal and had some kind of groovy patterns on the underside. It flew just above the trees and was so low that we could see these patterns. I don't remember much about being 15, but I'll never forget that. It was my curiousity in researching if anyone else had any similar experiences with both of these types of craft that led me to your website.

Did you tell anybody you visited about the sighting? No. We were travelling with our roomate and her 5yr old son at the time to visit my husbands grandmother.

My roomate and her son were asleep in the backseat of the van, and I didn't want to scare them.

Did they tell you if they have seen or heard about any ufos in their area in the past several years? My husband's grandfather used to watch them from the front porch of the same house we were staying at when my husband was about 10yrs old (he's 24 now). Oddly, every Tuesday or Wednesday (it was one day a week at relatively the same time at night, around 9PM) it would appear in the same place in the sky. The front door of the house faces to the east and the craft could be seen from just above the trees. He passed away in 1995, and has been known to watch this thing once a week for years while he was alive. I heard this directly from my husband.

Are you or your husband from Missouri? I'm originally from Indiana, and my husband and I live in Virginia Beach due to him being stationed here in the Navy. He's from Nebraska. My husbands family is from Missouri though, and his grandmother still lives there, whom we were staying with for the holidays.

One more thing to add.... They were stationary when I first noticed them, then they began circling around each other very rapidly while moving from east to west and west to east again across the sky...sort of like they were playing or dancing. There were no other aircraft in the sky, and it was around midnight at the time. There were no other cars on the road at the time either. We watched them for approx. 10 minutes, then they began to dim, or maybe get farther up into the sky so that they appeared to be dimmer I'm not sure, but then they just vanished.

I would like to thank you for sharing your similar story with me. I'm glad there is someone out there who saw the same thing and I know Im not crazy now.

I've never shared either of these experiences with anyone else, besides my mother and my husband out of fear that they would think I'd lost it. But I know in my heart these were not aircraft I was seeing, planes and jets just don't move like that. It helps to know that people like you are out there investigating, and bringing some comfort to those like me, in knowing we are not alone.

There IS something going on out there.

Take care, name withheld


((NUFORC Note: We express our sincere gratitude to the MISSOURI INVESTIGATORS GROUP, and to its Director, BARBARA BECKER, and to Brian Adams, 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))