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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/1/2007 08:37 (Entered as : 11/01/07 08:37)
Reported: 11/11/2009 10:51:57 AM 10:51
Posted: 12/12/2009
Location: Blue Springs, MO
Shape: Disk
Duration: 5 seconds
FOLLOW UP - Looking at a distance past the upcoming stoplight, I saw a round object in the sky.

FOLLOW UP INTERVIEW - Missouri UFO Sighting Investigation - Marge Padgitt and Bill Hamilton.

On November 1, 2007 Mr. John (name on file) reported sighting a UFO over Blue Springs, Missouri on the Missouri Investigations Group website. His sighting occurred that day at 8:37 am and lasted approximately 4 to 5 seconds. His sighting took place while he was driving southbound on Adams Dairy Parkway just before crossing the bridge which leads to Duncan Road. He had turned onto the Parkway at Jellison Road from his home on Pink Hill Road in Independence.

Marge and I were contacted to investigate the sighting as we lived close to the witness. We arranged to interview the witness on Sunday, November 18, 2007 at 1:00 pm. I arrived first at the witnessís house and met him, his wife, and younger daughter who were watching a football game on television. John led me to the kitchen to talk. Before beginning the interview I waited for Marge to arrive which she did within minutes.

We proceeded to ask questions of John concerning his sighting while his wife and daughter listened in. John reported that the object he saw caught his eye because of a metallic-like reflection from the west-facing side of the object. He thought this was odd as the sun was in the east and the sky was clear and blue. He later described the object as looking like a derby hat with a flat bottom topped with a dome. The object did not move, wobble or oscillate, but remained stock still in its position which John estimated to be at about 30 degrees elevation in the southern sky. The sighting was of short duration so I asked how it finally moved out of view. John said that it simply disappeared. One moment there was an object and the next moment it was gone without any apparent movement.

Marge asked whether he had a previous sighting of a UFO and John reported that he had only one near Colby, Kansas 17 years prior. She asked if he had experienced any changes in himself after either sighting, but he said he did not notice any except for difficulty sleeping through the night since this last sighting.

We then asked to go to the location of the sighting so we could see the features of the area. We parked on a side road just before the bridge crossing and all of us (John, his wife, his daughter, Marge, and myself) stood on the corner while John pointed to the location in the southern sky where he had seen the object. He pointed out the series of lamp posts on the left side of the bridge and said he had gauged the object to be about the apparent size of these lamps but a distance beyond the 4th lamppost so that his impression was that the object was large. We snapped a photo of the sighting area and proceeded to wrap up the investigation at this point.

Though John asked us what the object was, I could not give him an answer nor tell him why he was seeing a reflection from the object on a side away from the sun.


((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))