December 13th 2004

St. Joseph, Missouri Round White Dot

Date: December 13, 2004
Time: 6:15 a.m.

Number of witnesses: 2
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Round white dot.

Full Description of event/sighting: I'm a corrections officer at a prison here in town who works the night shift and happened to have patrol car duty on the morning of 12-13-2004. My job that morning was to drive around the prison and do security checks of the fence and grounds around it. At about 6:00 a.m. I was starting to feel a little tired so I radioed control center to send out a relief for me so I could have a break and get something caffeinated to drink. After getting my drink I came back outside and was waiting for my relief to bring the vehicle around when I noticed a shooting star off to the East low on the horizon. So naturally I started to scan the sky, which was very, very clear, and I noticed another shooting star. This one, however, did not fade out and it also did not leave a trail behind it. It was about half as big as Venus and was coming from the SW heading NE, no flashing lights just white light. I have no idea how high up it was.

As I was watching it a maintenance worker was walking up to the building and I asked him what he thought the object in the sky was. "A plane probably," he said with a glance up. I asked, "Don't you think a plane would have flashing lights on it?" and he just shrugged. Maybe it was just a plane, but I can tell you this - it traversed the entire night sky in less than 1 minute and didn't make a sound. I'm certainly no mathematician, but for a plane to travel all the way across the sky in less than a minute and to be so high up that one can not hear its engines would mean that it was going pretty damned fast.

Thank you to the witness for the report.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research


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