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Occurred : 12/18/2003 18:30 (Entered as : 12/18/1903 18:30)
Reported: 1/8/2004 1:19:24 AM 01:19
Posted: 1/17/2004
Location: Carothersville, MO
Shape: Circle
Duration:25 seconds
I was driving on Highway I-155 between Carothersville, Missouri and Dyersburg, Tennessee at around 6:30 p.m., just before the first rest area exit. Out of the darkness it just appeared in the sky. Thought at first it was a falling star, but quickly realized it was large like the full moon. A bluish/white ball with long tail of the same color, but the tail and around the sides and back of the ball looked like a glow and streams of light shooting out from it. A look of irridescene in color and appeared to be 'coming in' almost at a straight angle. Off in the distance I could see some farm houses and as the object got close to what appeared to be a small ridge and farm lands, it just disappeared from view. It was about 1/4 to 1/2 mile away when it just vanished. I thought that maybe it was some type of bomb, waiting for the big explosion. But there was nothing, no sounds at all.

My husbands view: My wife said, "look!" I looked over. It looked like a blue ball and was something like a giant ball from a roman candle. I thought this because it was blue behind it. Huge (like the moon) blue ball looked like 20 ft. to 30 ft. off the ground when it disappeared, just like nothing was there. I was waiting for an explosion. It looked like it was around 300 yards away in an open field.