A couple nights ago, I was driving out to Missouri to see my sister. I was about 20 or so miles outside of Springfield, MO, and on the phone with my
sister, when I saw this strange light in the sky. (I made some crap pic in MSPaint, but it gives a basic idea of the shape).
I thought nothing of it, maybe just a glare on my windshield, as it was very dark out and it could have been anything, an antenna, city lights,
About ten minutes later, I was off the phone, it was sitting in the same spot. Then it started to move, very very slowly to the right. It was a pretty
large triangular shape. I wasn't sure what it was. It flew to the right for maybe about... I'd say AT LEAST 15 minutes. I went through Springfield,
and forgot about it. I was outside of the city maybe 5 minutes later and the craft was still lingering in the area I saw it in last.
Finally, the craft turned direction and started flying away. It turned very slowly, it took about 10 minutes to turn direction and move. It stayed in
sight as it flew in the opposite direction for about 20 or so minutes after that before leaving my sight.
So, the first thing I thought was, it was a plane or a helicopter. It could NOT have been a plane because planes have strobe lights (usually) and they
move faster than this. It took this "craft" at least 15 minutes to pass across the horizon, then about 10 minutes just to turn.
A helicopter maybe? I never knew helicopters were of a perfect triangular shape. Nor did I know they moved that slow, steady and smooth.
Then I thought, "hmmm... maybe we're next to a military base." Couldn't be the case. Fort Leonard Wood was the nearest military base next to me,
and they don't deal with aviation. \
I know the pic I drew is really crap, but I wanted a picture to go with the story when I posted it. Even though it's pretty lame, it points out the
horizon and city lights. It's supposed to be when I was outside of Springfield, as I could see the city's lights in the distance. That's about how
it big it appeared from my location.
Yes, there were a set of 3 or 4 horizontal lines across the object, as shown in the picture.