NUFORC UFO Sighting 76217

Occurred: 2010-07-04 21:00 Local
Reported: 2010-07-06 23:04 Pacific
Duration: 5 min
No of observers: 1

Location: Branson, MO, USA

Shape: Fireball
Characteristics: Lights on object

fireball over missouri seen july 4th, 2010

on the evening of july 4th, 2010 just prior to the local fireworks display, i observed a red-orange object in the skys directly overhead of my location in southwest missiouri, approximately 3miles from where the fireworks display was to take place. when first observed i thought the object had a somewhat wedge shape and was a very bright reddish orange color, moving from a south to north direction at a very high rate of speed. i immediately determined that the object was in fact not conventional aircraft because there were no flashing beacons as are commonly seen on aircraft in US airspace. i was able to capture an image of the object as i had my camera with me in anticipation of the fireworks display which began approximately 10-15 minutes after the sighting. when viewed thru the camera perhaps because of the aperature it appeared as a simple round object. i could only guess the object was perhaps 10 or 20 times the size of a jet liner and as it sped t! o the north it at one point disappeared into the overhead cloud cover briefly. it moved at a much higher rate of speed than any conventional aircraft and i would guess it took approximately 5 minutes to travel from a direction due south of me until it disappeared from view in the north.

Posted 2010-07-10

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