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UFO Sighting Report - USA

1975/1976 : Independence, Missouri

UFOINFO Sighting Form Report

Location: Independence Mo. usa.

Date: along time ago, 1975 or 76 around 1-2am cst.

Approach Direction: from the east

Departure Direction: west to north west

Witness Direction: south

Description: in the summer of 1975 or 76, I'm sorry time has made me forget some things. I was riding my 1975 honda motorcycle home from a evening of partying at the old River Quay area in Kansas City. Yeah I know whenever I tell this story people take it for granted I was drunk when I saw this thing. Well I wasn't. For one thing I was riding home in real heavy rain on a motorcycle that didn't have a windshield. Listen to me I'm still making excuses. I saw a huge really huge ship fly over in front of me as I was coming down a steep hill. This thing never made a sound and was traveling really slow so I got a good look at it. It was round or oblong shaped about the size of a football field. It was flying maybe 100-200 ft. off the ground. the under side was lit up bright, with what looked like fluoresent tubes going every which way. I was so scared that my mind just sort of fused out and I rode right under it. I told my wife at the time, what I saw but she just thought I was making it up. Later I went back to the area which has developed since then, and started thinking about what I saw and what's around the area. At the time the area it passed over was a landfield, and the direction it came from, a Army ammo depot, Lake City, It was following a path maybe one mile from the Missouri river. I've never forgotten this,it's been with me and bothering me since. When I start doubting what I saw I think about what happened a week later. ( See below )

Color/Shape: Dark color on top, Bright lights on bottom, like tubes running different directions. oblong or round. 100 yrds. long.

Height & Speed: Tree level 100ft. 25mph. coming and going.

TV/Radio/Press: A week after I saw this thing, my wife and I were driving to work when the radio station we were listening to said a ufo was sighted at around 3am during a heavy thundershower, by 2 Independence Police officers at near the same location I saw this thing. The officers called it in and a little latter South platte county officers spotted it going down the river. Platte cty. is on the other side of the Mo. river and 10-20 miles west of Independence. This is why I know what I saw was real.I regret I never contacted the officers.