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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/4/2011 21:20
Reported: 7/6/2011 3:49:52 PM 15:49
Posted: 7/17/2011
Location: Blue Springs, MO
Shape: Sphere
Duration: 3 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There was an aura or haze around the object
Fireball moving across the sky east to west during July 4th fireworks

On Monday evening, July 4th, my wife, son, my sonís girlfriend and I retreated to the back deck to let my 1 year-old grandson watch the neighborhood fireworks. The time, as I recall now, must have been a little after 9 pm (2100 hrs). There was still a little light in the western sky, but our deck faces east, and already our neighbors were lighting their fireworks.

Approximately 9:20 or so, I looked into the southeast sky and saw a Ďfireball,í for lack of a better description, "moving slowly", traveling east to west. I didnít mention it to the others, at that moment, because I had lost sight of it behind a large tree in our backyard, and wasnít sure that it was not a plane, or just another firework.

I would say it was flying about 2-3000 feet or so (hard to determine). About 5-10 minutes later, another (or the same) Ďfireballí appeared almost on the exact path or trajectory moving again, east to west.

This time, my son, 23, saw it and pointed it out to all of us, and exclaimed, "What is that? Is it a UFO?"

I told him I didnít know but that this was the second time I saw it.

I ran in to get the camera but it had traveled out of sight. I did see it 2 more times, this time following it from the front porch into the western sky where it just became a small dot.

Iím surprised no one in our town or neighbors mentioned this sighting. I havenít yet had time to download the pictures or video I took into my computer. The times the Ďfireballsí were spotted were apx 9:20, 9:35, and 9:45.

It was a light colored magenta, not brilliant, but certainly not an airplane indicator light that flashes in a constant rhythmic pattern, more like a flame on a stove or burner unit.