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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/22/2011 06:15 (Entered as : 10/22/2011 06:15)
Reported: 2/25/2012 11:31:49 AM 11:31
Posted: 3/13/2012
Location: St. Clair, MO
Shape: Unknown
Duration: 5 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Report taken by the Missouri Investigators Group:

I was driving eastbound on I-44 approximately near mile marker 243 when I saw a very bright star light object in the sky. I thought it was a star at first, and then I noticed it pulsating, and growing dim at some points then regaining brightness back. As I grew closer too it driving I realized it was a craft of sometime I kept seeing it for a couple of miles then I drove under it as it was flying above the Interstate. I looked up at it and saw an addition three landing lights on the bottom. I would say it was flying under cloud cover and it was very clear morning. I wanted to stop to take pictures of it, but if I stop I would be running late for a meeting/audition in St. Louis.

Additional info from interview: It was to my right. Or the left side of the interstate. I donít think it was a large commercial airplane because St. Clair is about 30 miles or more from St. Louis, and I would think it would be higher up, plus the lights on the bottom donít blink When I drove under it seemed to be hovering, but I donít if that is because I was driving under it and we were going in opposite directions.

I wasnít completely sure what I was looking at, and it was still pretty high up that it wouldnít have turned out. I also didnít have my camera with me as they were forbidden at the Auditions. It wasnít lite up all bright when I went under it, it was dark with three lights on the bottom, one being red.

Rick Childers" October 27, 2011 7:00AM To: "'BBecker'"

Good morning Ms. Becker, The St. Clair airport is a very small recreational airport with a 3200-foot runway. We have no way at all to track take-offs and landings unless the pilots have filed a flight plan, and itís my understanding that most donít unless their flight is intended to be fairly long. Iím not a pilot, but Iím told even the smallest jets canít land at our airport. Not sure if you got any indication of the size in your report, but if it was any larger than a small twin engine propeller-driven plane, itís extremely doubtful that it came from the St. Clair airport.

Rick Childers End report