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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/10/2004 06:00 (Entered as : 11/00/04 06:00)
Reported: 11/21/2009 12:18:26 PM 12:18
Posted: 12/12/2009
Location: Piedmont, KS
Shape: Light
Duration: 15 minutes
Characteristics: The object changed color
In early Nov.2004 while on a hunting outing I was pulling into a pasture near Piedmont KS. It was dark but the eastern horizon was starting to light up. As I was opening the gate I noticed a very bright light aprox. 10 degrees on the southern horizon. I recall thinking to myself that "Venus sure was bright this morning". As I drove south through the pasture (aprox 1/4 mile) to the spot I park my truck the light got even brighter and appeared to change colors so rapidly that I couldn't distinguish what color it was. I stopped the truck just before I reached my destination because even though the light didnít appear to be moving there was a 200 ft high ridgeline 1/4 of a mile to the south of me and the light was getting very low on that horizon. I grabbed my 12x50 binoculars off the seat of the truck and opened up the door and braced myself between the open door and the cab to steady my position while I viewed the light. There was one small tree on that open h! illside and the light was slightly above and to the left of the tree. It was stationary and didn't move in relationship from the tree. It did however during the next ten or 15 minutes get very bright then dim. Several times it totally disappeared only to reappear in the same location a few minutes latter. Every time the light dimmed it would blink very rapidly. Through the glasses the light appeared to get larger and sort of pixilated as it got brighter. It also appeared to change colors but it did it so fast that I could not distinguish which color. I watched this for quite some time and was so fascinated by the event that I didn't remember that I had a video recorder in my hunting back pack. By this time the sky had brightened considerably and the light had disappeared. I got the camera out and was getting it ready when suddenly the light reappeared. I got a few seconds of video and managed to catch it getting brighter than dimming and the rapid blinking. I also zoomed i! n on the light for a few frames. It dimmed once again blinked ! and disa ppeared for good. It was bright enough by this time to see an object in the sky but nothing was there. I waited several minutes but saw nothing more of it so I decided to go hunting as planned. When I returned home and reviewed the video in slow motion I was quite surprised. It appears to me that instead of disappearing the light leaves upward at a 45 degree angle at a fast rate of speed. I've never seen anything like this and though I don't know what it was I do know that it wasn't a star, satellite, airplane, helicopter or balloon. I might add that I wasnít planning to report this to anyone until several close friends who saw the video encouraged me to do so.


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