NUFORC Sighting 53835

Occurred: 2005-10-20 20:00 Local
Reported: 2006-12-06 14:54 Pacific
Duration: 4-5 seconds
No of observers: 2

Location: Springfield, MO, USA

Shape: Unknown
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aura or haze around object, Left a trail

Green light seen hovering over south Springfield, then moving southwest at a rapid speed.

I was in my school's marching band and we were having a rehearsal outside on our football field, it was around 8:00 at night and it was mostly dark, because I think that the sun had set by then.

Our football field is laid out so that the end zones face north-to-south, and there is a set of bleachers on the west side of the field.

We were marching in a way such that the entire band was facing the west, towards the bleachers. While we were marching I noticed a bright green spherical light source move from behind the bleachers, form the west or southwest, and move northwards and upwards so that the light source was, from my perspective, north of the bleachers and slightly above them, I'm guessing 1 to 1.5 miles away from the field.

The light source paused for about 4 seconds, not getting any brighter or fainter, which meant it was probably holding its position relative to me.

I stopped marching when I saw the light source appear. For those 4 seconds a friend of mine who was also marching (he was a few yards away from me in the same formation), took notice of the light source and stopped marching as well.

After about 4 seconds the light source suddenly began moving away from us, towards the southwest, and increasing in altitude. The source appeared to leave a small trail in the sky, most likely just a blur because of the speed at which it was moving. Within about a second the light source was out of view.

My friend confirmed that he had also seen the object, and also described the things above. If I were to estimate, I would say that the light source was about 80-100 feet in diameter.

The light source did nothing when it was hovering, making no known sound, not changing brightness, emitting nothing. My friend and I seem to be the only people in the marching band that had seen the light source, even though it was plainly visible.

We have asked around, and nobody else claims to have seen it. We have not done any research to find of anyone in the area had reported the sighting of ! the ligh t source.

This was one year ago; we didn't report this at the time because nobody else had seen it, so we dismissed the event as just an illusion.

But recently I watched a TV program that reminded me of the event, and I asked my friend if he still remembers the event, which he still does. We've only decided to report it now.

Both of our stories have remained unchanged, and we both can recall the event very clearly and mutually.

Posted 2006-12-07

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