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Occurred : 3/10/2006 20:00 (Entered as : 05/10/2006 20:00)
Reported: 3/15/2006 6:43:25 PM 18:43
Posted: 5/15/2006
Location: Joplin, MO
Shape: Circle
Duration:3 - 5 seconds
Small, stationary, reddish-orange, star-like object disappears.

My wife and I were driving south on Florida street in town. I like to try to spot planets and various stars. I was looking eastward and I saw what looked like a reddish-orange star. I thought maybe it was Mars, but after a few seconds it disappeared. The moon was full and I could see that there were no clouds in the area. There were some trees but they never blocked my view. I kept looking around thinking maybe it was a light on a tower but I never saw it again. I only think that it could be a UFO. I am not sure, but it was really odd. Starry Night Pro shows that Mars was more to the west of where I saw this object. Anyway, planets and stars don’t just stop shinning like that.

((NUFORC Note: We assume the witness means a date of March 10, not May 10. We have altered the date above. PD))