A Missouri couple and their two kids driving eastbound along I-70 October 4, 2011, report a “gigantic” and silent boomerang-shaped object with “hundreds of huge, extremely bright lights” hovering above traffic before breaking up into “three separate pieces” and moving away – while a second witness files an independent account of the event, according to October 4 and 5, 2011, testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The couple first noticed “strange lights” moving towards them along the highway.
“The closer we got, we realized the object was just hovering very low over the cars moving extremely slow,” the reporting witness stated. “There were hundreds of huge, extremely bright lights completely covering the front of the craft. These lights were almost blinding, and resembled stadium lights.”
The couple pulled over and attempted to take photographs. Two of the photos came out “somewhat okay,” but they were not included with the MUFON report, which was filed on October 4, 2011.
As they were attempting to photograph the object, it moved over them.
“As we were trying to take pictures out of the window, the craft was over our car and began to turn south, no sound whatsoever was coming from it – dead silence other than the passing cars on the highway. The underneath and back of the craft didn’t have as many lights as the front head on. It was gigantic. The front seemed rounded, then boomerang or arc-shaped as it turned. Not sure if it changed shape, but for sure two different shapes compared with head on to the back side of it. It took off a little bit faster, but still at fairly low speed compared with airliners or even stealth bombers which would both be very loud, this again, was silent.”
The husband thought that the object broke up into three pieces.
“After it turned away, my husband thought it broke into three separate pieces. I thought it was just so big, it expanded and the three brightest lights appeared to be separate. We tried to follow the path, but with traffic backed up, we eventually lost sight after a 45-minute drive. Definitely not something either of us have seen. Tried to stay calm not to frighten our two little ones in the back.”
In a separate report filed October 5, 2011, as MUFON Report # 32355, the witness reports a “huge, giant object beaming with bright light.”
This witness was also traveling along Misssouri’s I-70 westbound at the 291 Highway intersection.
“I looked up and saw this huge, giant object beaming with white, bright lights all over it – hovering in midair – right above I-70 and 291 Highway intersection,” the witness stated. “It was hovering about 500 feet above the highway. I pulled the car over and watched it just hovering. I rolled the windows down to hear it, but no noise whatsoever came from it. Total silence. Just the cars passing.”
The witness described the object.
“The shape was like a small pyramid – dome on top – but covered in bright, white lights – lots of them. Then as it turned I saw the bottom of it and the side. The bottom view was a V-shape with a few lights. Also had blinking, blue lights near the bottom of the craft. But the bottom view was total V-shape. No doubt about it. Then as I saw it from the rear, I could only see three bright, white square shapes in a row. But not straight in a row. All three rear square lights were in different angles.”
The witness in this case included one image – and one illustration. See Image # 1 and Illustration # 1.
No images or videos were included with the first MUFON report. The above quotes were edited for clarity.
Missouri is a current UFO ALERT 3 rating, with a high number of UFO sightings nationally. Missouri had 27 reports in September 2011 – the 8th highest reporting state – while California had 86 UFO reports – the highest reporting state in the nation.
You can read more details about other recently reported cases at the UFO Examiner home page.
The following are the unedited and as yet uninvestigated reports filed with MUFON. Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or manmade. If Missouri MUFON State Director Debbie Ziegelmeyer investigates and reports back on these cases, I will release an update. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.
MO – October 4, 2011 – UFO flying over busy I-70 interstate for a long time. MUFON Case # 32350.
Driving along I-70EB in Independence,Missouri, headed home after a quick run to the store, my husband and I, with our two kids in the backseat all saw strange lights headed towards us over the highway.
The closer we got, we realized the object was just hovering very low over the cars moving extremely slow. There were hundreds of huge, extremely bright lights completely covering the front of the craft. These lights were almost blinding, and resembled stadium lights.
We pulled over to try and take pictures with my phone, only two came out somewhat okay.
Traffic was slowing and two ramps next to us were shut down due to a wreck we believe. Many were in the area and had to of seen it along side us.
As we were trying to take pictures out of the window, the craft was over our car and began to turn south, no sound whatsoever was coming from it, dead silence other than the passing cars on the highway. The underneath and back of the craft didn’t have as many lights as the front head on. It was gigantic,the front seemed rounded then boomerang or arc shaped as it turned(Not sure if it changed shape, but for sure two different shapes compared with head on to the back side of it) it took off a little bit faster, but still at fairly low speed(compared with airliners or even stealth bombers which would both be very loud, this again, was silent)
After it turned away, my husband thought it broke into three separate pieces, I thought it was just so big, it expanded and the three brightest lights appeared to be separate. We tried to follow the path, but with traffic backed up, we eventually lost sight after a 45 minute drive. Definitely not something either of us have seen, tried to stay calm not to frighten our two little ones in the back. Would love an explanation.
MO – CRAZIEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN, THIS IS REAL!! MUFON Case # 32355.
THIS IS NUTS, I SAW A UFO WHEN I WAS 14 W/MY MOM A LONG TIME AGO IN THE DISTANCE BUT TONIGHT WAS NOTHING LIKE THAT. THIS WAS THE CRAZIEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN, I WAS SOO CLOSE TO IT, I CAN’T BELIEVE IT. I WAS DRIVING DOWN INTERSTATE I-70 WESTBOUND CAME UP TO THE 291HWY INTERSECTION THAT WAS BACKED UP DUE TO AN ACCIDENT ON 291HWY SOUTH. I LOOK UP AND SAW THIS HUGE GIANT OBJECT BEAMING WITH WHITE BRIGHT WHITE LIGHTS ALL OVER IT HOVERING IN MIDAIR RIGHT ABOVE THE I-70 AND 291HWY INTERSECTION. IT WAS HOVERING ABOUT 500FT. ABOVE THE HIGHWAY, I PULLED THE CAR OVER AND WATCHED IT JUST HOVERING. I ROLLED THE WINDOWS DOWN TO HEAR IT BUT NO NOISE WHATSOEVER CAME FROM IT. TOTAL SILENCE JUST THE CARS PASSING BY. I WAS FREAKING OUT AND YELLING I COULD NOT BELIEVE MY EYES WHAT I WAS SEEING. MY FAMILY WAS WITH ME AND WE WERE ALL FREAKING OUT. WITHIN ABOUT 2-3MIN OF HOVERING IT TURNED SOUTH AND STARTED AT A STRAIGHT PATH GOING SOUTH, I TRIED TO TAKE PICS BUT MY CAMERA ON MY PHONE COULDN’T PICK IT UP ENOUGH. I SAW THE REAR OF THE CRAFT AND IT WAS HUGE. THE BACK HAD 3 SEPARATE BOX SHAPED GLOWING LIGHTS THAT LOOKED AS THOUGH THEY WERE SPREADING APART. IT HEADED ALONG 291HWY SOUTH BUT WAS MORE FLYING OVER THE CLIFFS HOMES AREA DIRECTION. 291HWY SOUTH WAS CLOSED OFF BY POLICE DUE TO THE WRECK SO I COULDN’T FOLLOW IT BUT I DID HEAD DOWN 40HWY WEST OFF OF 291HWY AND THEN WENT SOUTH ON LEES SUMMIT RD BUT DID NOT SEE IT DUE TO SOO MUCH TRAFFIC BACKUP AND TREES.
THE SHAPE WAS LIKE A SMALL PYRAMID, DOME ONTOP BUT COVERED IN BRIGHT WHITE LIGHTS, LOTS OF THEM, THEN AS IT TURNED I SAW THE BOTTOM OF IT AND THE SIDE. THE BOTTOM VIEW WAS A V SHAPE WITH A FEW LIGHTS ALSO HAD BLINKING BLUE LIGHTS NEAR THE BOTTOM OF THE CRAFT. BUT THE BOTTOM VIEW WAS TOTAL V SHAPE NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. THEN AS I SAW IT FROM THE REAR, I COULD ONLY SEE 3 BRIGHT WHITE SQUARE SHAPES IN A ROW BUT NOT STRAIGHT IN A ROW, ALL 3 REAR SQUARE LIGHTS WERE IN DIFFERENT ANGLES.
THIS HAS CHANGED MY LIFE GOING FORWARD. I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS NOR HAVE BEEN AS CLOSE TO ONE. I MEAN THIS THING WAS HOVERING RIGHT OUTSIDE THE CAR WINDOW ABOVE ME AT A 45DEGREE ANGLE IN FRONT OF ME.
JUST PURE CRAZY…. AMAZING! I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SEE ONE AGAIN IN MY LIFE.
THE PIC I HAVE ATTACHED WAS TAKEN WITH MY CELL PHONE BUT FOR SOME REASON I DONT KNOW WHY DOES NOT LOOK LIKE WHAT I SAW. BUT I FIGURED I MIGHT WAS WELL ATTACH IT. BETTER THAN NOTHING.