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Occurred : 10/15/1988 20:00 (Entered as : 10/15/88 20:00)
Reported: 11/10/2005 4:18:11 PM 16:18
Posted: 12/16/2005
Location: Pilot Knob, MO
Shape: Cigar
Duration:about 15 minutes
I did not actually see this myself, but my mother did.

I was 10 years old in 1988 and I remember my mom running in the house saying she just saw a UFO! She was very excited and she told my brother and sister and I all about it.

Then, we watched the news at 10:00 and it said there had been sightings of UFOs in many states that night. That night started my interests in UFOs and I was browsing your reports and found the report of a person in Belle, Missouri, on October 15, 1988, that had seen the same thing!

I immediately got chills and called my mom. She told me to write you because she always knew there had to be other people that saw it and also did not agree with it being "space junk" as the government claimed.

She was on a dirt road coming home from taking a friend home when she seen a "giant" dark object in the distance. Her first instinct told her it was a blimp. As it got closer she realized it was too big to be a blimp.

She pulled over her car and got out. She told me "I have no idea why I pulled over by myself on a dark country road because any other time I would be too scared, but I was so amazed at the size that I was almost in a trance."

She said it was very very slow and did not make one single sound. She didn't see any lights like the report from Belle except what looked like one light on the rear. Also it was very low (too low to be a plane)

She watched it for 10-15 minutes until it had gone over some mountains.

She told me today that even though it was 17 years ago she remembers it like it was yesterday and she could still sit down and draw a picture of it.

My mom is a quiet woman and does not cause trouble, but she has always disagreed that it was pieces of a Russian rocket falling through the atmosphere (one of the governments explanations) She said whatever she saw was definately flying. Not falling.

She does not have a computer therefore she has asked to write you. I know it has been a long time since it happened but My mom could never find anyone who seen the same thing that night until I read the report from Belle Missouri.

Thank you.