There have been a number of sightings of similar UFOs in Missouri since April of 2012. These are often described as multi-colored bright objects, larger than planets, stationary in the sky for hours, or moving slowly over a period of time (but still faster than all of the stars in the sky), and often disappearing or in some cases shooting off very quickly across the sky and returning to the same location. Some of these objects have been reported to have arms or appendages on them, with smaller objects coming and going from the ground back to the larger object. Laser like lights have also been reported. The strange descriptions of the objects and the number of reports of similar objects is perplexing.
|Location of Blue Springs Sightings|
This all started in April, 2012 when an entire Blue Springs, Missouri neighborhood began watching a strange light in the sky in the direction of the Lake City Army Ammunition Planet in Independence. The witnesses waited for two weeks before reporting it to MUFON, the local police, and the local media. This was covered by KCTV 5 News Dave Jordan, who did three interviews with me and the witnesses, and took footage of two objects. The news reporter witnessed one object remain in the same position for two hours then shoot across the sky, leaving a red trail, and back again to the same location in a matter of seconds. The camera operator was so frightened that she refused to return the next night. Another investigator and I also witnessed bright laser beam like flashes in the sky. I saw that object while the reporter watched as well, and continued to see it in the skies off and on for months. It appeared as a very bright white, blue, and red or white, green, and orange object that was spinning. The lights appeared at a regular interval. With high-powered binoculars I could see a grid-like structure over the object(s). On two evenings, two objects appeared at different locations and appeared to look the same. I witnessed them disappear on one occasion, but other nights they remained in the same place, despite the fact that the stars and planets moved slowly.
Here is the most recent report from Springfield, MO on August 18:
"It was about 11 pm I went outside on my front porch to have a cigarette. This is a nightly routine of mine. I always look at the sky and like to look at the stars. I am very familiar with the nightly appearance of where the big dipper, little dipper, north star, etc. are located. I noticed right away a bright light in the west. At first I thought it was probably a satellite, which I have seen before. Then I noticed this was a lot different it seemed to be blinking and pulsating very rapidly and was completely stationary. I watched about 4 mins and decided to get my binoculars and see if I could get a better look. As soon as I got a closer look I was really taken aback. It was blinking with a rainbow of colors and pulsating. It would get brighter at times. I immediately called out for my 20 yr old son who was playing a video game and told him to take a look. He looked at it first with the naked eye. His response was " What the hell is that"? I handed him the binoculars and told him to look closer. He saw the same thing I did. We watched it for about ten minutes. It never moved, we saw a plane in the same area of the object. My son kept saying" Ok, move damn it" After 15 mins and no change we stopped watching it. I went back outside to take another look after getting on my pc to see if I could find anyone else that was seeing the same thing. It was completely gone. No cloud cover as I could still see all the other stars as before. That's it! We have no idea what it was but we have never seen anything like it before. I do not have a camera that was able to capture a pic. I don't think it would have done any good."
A witness in Independence has now obtained footage of communication with a similar object that appears in the sky on an almost nightly basis. He built an LED binary light board and sends messages in binary code, and flashes a 1m candlepower flashlight at the object. He obtained a response from the object, which he got on film and showed at the Kansas City MUFON meeting on August 12. I have been investigating this case since the first report by the witness, and I have seen the object with my own eyes. The witness has a blog at www.missouri-ufos.blogspot.com, where he has his films and still photos, and his light board.
Similar objects have been spotted in Raytown, Blue Springs, Independence, Lee's Summit, Kansas City, Seymour, Springfield, Rich Hill, Joplin, Butler, and other areas of the state, and in other states as well.
At first the objects may seem to be just a planet or star based on the witnesses description. I urge all investigators to get very clear descriptions from witnesses, and to attempt to get your own photo or video as these objects often return to the same location night after night. Check your sky map to rule out bright stars or planets. Video should be taken with a tripod. High powered binoculars seem to work best for viewing if they are on a tripod. I have not been able to see the objects through a telescope.
Report UFOs to www.mufon.com
Assistant State Director