Reported: 2003-09-01 19:05 Pacific
No of observers: 2
Location: St. Louis, MO, USA
Red light from outside lights up the my bedroom.
I am going on memory. My niece and I were playing the game Clue in my room when we were kids. She is 6 years younger than I. So, based on the fact that she was old enough to understand the game, and I was not out of elementary school yet, I believe it was 1978. It was also hot outside, so Iit had to be July or August. (I know we were out of school on summer vacation as well.) I entered the date 7/26 based on similar sightings listed at your site for Missouri. At the time, we were in my bedroom. I lived in a two story house. My bedroom window jetted out of the roof, and was on the side of the house. If you looked out it, you would see the top of the roof of the neighbors house. (These were steep pitched roofs...not flat.) We were playing and I looked up at my neice and said, "your face is all red", and she said the same thing to me. We looked around and noticed the whole room was lit in red. There was no noise, and being that the window was open and we lived in the city near the Mississippi River we were accustomed to boats, trains, and airplanes form nearby Lambert Airport. So, it was unusual that if it were a red light coming from above i would have expected a helicopter noise, because whatever it was had to be flying low enough to light up my room. in fact, if you understand where my window was, it still baffles me how that much light could light up the room from that angle without it being right out the window.
The next thing I remember is that her and I ran downstairs and I told my mother and my sister (her Mom) we saw a UFO as we ran out the front door to catch a glimpse from the porch. We saw nothing and heard nothing. My sister thought we had made it up until about 20 years later when my niece and I both recalled this story to her.
I reported this originally to MUFON to see if they had similar experiences in St. Louis during the Summer of 1978 and they referred me to this site. It is odd that I can't remember the exact date, but I still have a vivid memory of the event that happened 25 years ago.
Date is approximate. PD