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Occurred : 7/6/2000 21:30 (Entered as : 07/06/2000 21:30)
Reported: 9/14/2004 8:14:51 PM 20:14
Posted: 9/29/2004
Location: Columbia, MO
Shape: Triangle
Duration:5-10 minutes
07/06/00 21:30 Columbia, MO Huge black triangle, bright lights at tips hovering over city 5-10 minutes. Slowly moving east then gone!

The date was July 6, 2000. An easy date to verify since it was the date of President Clinton's visit to Missouri University here in Coloumbia, MO.

It had just become dark. I was on my bicycle and was peddling west on Wilks Blvd. just north of Columbia Collage. I stopped at 8th street. As as I crossed 8th street I noticed a very bright light in the sky, slightly to the south of my location but north of the Missouri University complex and the downtown business district. It was like a helicoptor search light and seemed to be at about two to three thousand feet altitude. However, there was no red or green running light, or strobe light; and there was no noise! I then noticed there was a second, similar bright light at least two football fields to the south; and a third similar, bright light at least three football fields to the east! The lights formed a huge triangle in the night sky.

My first thought was that they were very quiet military helicopters hovering over the sight of President Clinton's address to the nation from the university campus. Then I noticed that within the huge triangle the stars were blotted out! There was a huge, apparently solid object hovering in the night sky over the city of Columbia, Missouri! There was a police car parked on 8th street and as I started to go toward the squad car the three lights in the sky started moving in tandem slowly to the east. The police car started moving north towards me and I tried to flag them down; but they evidently had been dispatched and they paid no attention to my attempt to stop them.

The lights at the tips of the triangular craft never changed in color or brightness. There were no other lights or distinguishable characteristics visible or audible to me. As I peddled to the south to maintain my view of the UFO I looked down the street and when I looked back up and it was gone! It just disappeared! I had heard of Art Bell's tales of big black triangles in the sky and WAS a complete skeptic of the phenomenon.

I was a grade school teacher. I am an ex-special forces medic who became a chiropractor (PCC, 1969). I don't drink, smoke or do recreational or pharmaceutical drugs. I am a well read, 65 years young "health nut" who takes very good care of my self. I have flown and jumped from many different aircraft. I have a good sense of what I observed. I believe that what I saw was not created by our then-current or now current human technology.

SOME VERY INTELLIGENT ENTITY IS OBSERVING US; just like we observe our flocks and heards! I hope we don't get treated by them like we treat our plants and animals! We had best straighten up our behavior and fly right... The consenquences of our acts could be frightening. ((initials deleted)). 09/14/04