Eleven additional UFO reports were logged in October 8, 2011, to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database from the past 48 hours through 7 p.m. EST.
Missouri MUFON announced yesterday that some of the recent UFO reports – of the more than 80 total – were a result of the EAA Flying Team that took off from a Lee’s Summit airport on October 4, 2011, at 7:40 p.m. and circled the area for about 12 to 15 minutes; then flew north to and arrived at Arrowhead at 8 p.m., then completed a fly over at Raytown, then traveled over I-70, and broke into two formation groups and landed in pairs between 8:15 and 8:20 p.m.
Both Missouri MUFON and the MUFON STAR Team are jointly investigating the following up on all of the recent reports and will make a final statement on these events once the investigation is complete.
The following 11 reports cover Kansas City UFO sightings between October 3 and 7, 2011. These are the unedited and as yet uninvestigated reports. Please keep in mind that some of these reports will fall into the identified category – and others will be studied independent of these known events.
We expect to have interviews with the Missouri team posted here once the investigation has been completed. If you have a report to file for this same time period – please file your report directly with MUFON.
October 7, 2011
not in sky at 8pm, then 8:30 ish, it appeared in same spot as 10/6/11. watched it stay stationary then jerky up/down side to side move.watched till 2 am slowly move towards west.
“Husband told me the night of 10/3 about a very bright star he had seen last week of Sept 2011. Night of 10/6/11 while on my deck with the dogs, I saw in the east the brightest star I had ever seen. Called husband out on deck to look. He said was the same one he had seen earlier. I tried that night in googling bright stars with no luck. Night of 10/7/11, between 7;30 and 8pm, dark outside, while out on deck, no sight of the star. Husband thought too many clouds. About 8;30pm was out again with dogs on deck and there was the same light in sky, east of my home, seeming to be over Odessa, Mo. Very very bright. was below the cloud cover. Called husband to the deck to look. About 30 min later I went out again to look at it. while watching it, I started noticing it made jerky movements. up/down side to side. then hover. Called husband out to watch that too. At this point I also could see what appeared to be 3 other clusters of lights only further away. Two sets more to the west of my home and one more to the north east, north of I-70. The one north would also make jerk movements. I came in and called the highway patrol. The lady that answered, apparently the dispatcher, listened to what I had to say and then informed me that there had been over 80 reports the past couple weeks. When I told her how it was stationary then with jerky movements she said oh her husband had seen the exact same thing a couple nights earlier and described it the exact same way I had to her. I called a friend in Grain Valley Mo and had her go outside. She also witnessed it with her daughter.No noise ever came from the one closest to me. It hovered then moved as if scanning. It appeared as the night progressed to move higher in the sky than in the first 2 hours of watching it. From it’s original points due east of me at first sight, by 2 am was more overhead my home moving towards the west. I had also asked the lady from the highway patrol to send out a car to Chapel Hill on Z highway to get a good view but don’t know if that happened. This was not a plane that could sit stationary in the sky like this object did. I did happen to notice a jet, flying from the west to the east about 9:30 or so fly above the main object and the jet was ABOVE the clouds. I know this because I could barely make out the lights and contrail through the cloud cover. This object I viewed was not close to clouds. At 2am. I finally quit watching and tried to sleep. While watching it hover then move, gave me excited but nervous feeling. Not knowing what I was watching. Feeling like it was scanning made me feel invaded. I tried to take pictures with my camera and my phone camera but I don’t know if I was successful. I also asked my friend in Grain Valley to try and get pictures but have not heard if she could. I am not to good with electronics. I could sketch roughly what I saw. This object was so bright it looked either like it had extensions, or very bright beams coming off the perimeter of object like a vivid starburst but seemed to me more like extensions.” MUFON Case # 32451.
October 5, 2011
I wasdriving home Oct. 5,2011.
“I was driving north on I-35 Otober 5,2011 around 8:00 pm, after I passed NE Antioch rd. I notice something hovering over. It seem like it was by Liberty,MO, it was a little bigger than a helicopter with white bright beams of light on the bottom. At first I thought it was a UFO, then I looked again at the object and saw a red blinking light in the middle so I thought UFOs do not have red lights,so I just assumed it was a helicopter. Then I got off the highway and lost track of the object. Then I heard on the radio about the ufo sightings.” MUFON Case # 32462.
6 lights or so in sky hovering above the high way then got a closer look and it was a trangular shape.
“I and 7 other employees that work with me were in our company van. we were driving back to lenexa kansas from lees summit /blue springs missouri area.
All of a sudden by the royals statium we see lights hovering above the high way I 70 we caught it on video on one of the employees phones.
It looked like it was about 5oo ft from the ground and in the shape of a circle but as we got closer it seemed to be a triangular shape .
There was no noise comming from the ufo . It had blue and white lights flashing all over . The lights were so bright it almost blinded me driving . It really shook us all up we could not belive what we had seen.” MUFON Case # 32448.
40-60 ft Orange fireball hovered over my car.
“As reported to Assistant State Director by phone yesterday:
“I was driving south on Douglass in Lee’s Summit, Missouri at 9:50 pm and came to a stop at Forest street when a bright orange/red fireball moved over the top of my car from the back to the front and hovered over my vehicle, almost at exactly 90 degrees above me but slighly forward above the windshield. It stayed there for ten minutes. I was too scared to move, or drive on and just sat there, frozen, until it took off very quickly directly East. It was out of sight in less than five seconds. It was approximately 40-60 feet in diameter and aproximatley 60 feet above my vehicle. No other cars came by at that time. I immediately went home, just a few blocks away, went inside the house and locked all of the doors and windows. When I heard about all of the other UFO sightings in the area I thought I’d better report this. I heard from some friends that they saw something similar earlier in the evening and they said they’d contact MUFON, too. Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures. I was too afraid to get my cell phone out to take a picture, but wish I had now.” MUFON Case # 32428.
October 4, 2011
Ring of blueish lights 100 feet in diameter rapidly descended from western sky at 90% angle, suddenly stopped, leveled, hovered 100 feet over store roof, turned, flew north just above trees.
“On Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at about 8:00 p.m., I was driving in the parking lot of Woodson Village Shopping Center at 63rd Street and Woodson Rd. in Raytown, Missouri, going west toward Apple Market, when I observed an unidentified flying object rapidly descending at a 90% angle from the western sky behind Apple Market. It appeared to move from the 90% angle into a horizontal position as if it were about to land on the roof of Apple Market. At this time it appeared to be about 100 feet above the roof of Apple Market and about 100 feet in diameter.
The object itself was not actually visible to me, only the lights. There appeared to be a ring of approximately twenty regularly spaced bluish lights with a second smaller ring of what seemed like four flashing or rotating yellow-greenish lights as if they were perched some ten feet higher than the larger ring of lights. I think there were also three or four other yellow-greenish lights spaced between the two rings of lights, but it may have been the same three or four yellow-greenish lights appearing at different perspectives as the object moved at various angles and changed direction. I almost discerned some black or dark structural aspects that gave the impression of a large disc weight as is used with barbells with a smaller disc weight centered on top of it.
As the lights first came into my view moving down out of the sky directly toward me, I thought it must be fireworks, but it did not disintegrate and leave ash trails. Instead it got clearer. I was really shocked and paralyzed with awe as it came toward me and did not seem as if it would stop. Then I thought it must be some kind of an aircraft about to crash, or perhaps a meteor, and you can imagine the thoughts that raced through my mind. I was quite calm and thinking logically through all this. I thought to grab my phone to call and say a final goodbye to family, but did not feel I would have time to make such a call. That’s how fast it was moving and how close it came. I was not afraid, but nonetheless relieved when it leveled off and hovered over Apple Market instead of continuing on towards me.
I reached for my camera, which I usually keep in my car, and turned it on, but the object suddenly turned due north of Apple Market and flew over the subdivision immediately north of 63rd Street. It appeared to fly just barely above the treetops and disappeared. In a second or two it reappeared partially obscured from view by the trees.
The entire sighting lasted about four minutes, long enough for me to get a really good look at it. I just sat in the car in the parking lot for a few moments trying to figure out what had just happened. The lights were so beautiful, like a colorful constellation, a carnival ride, fireworks, or Christmas tree lights. Once they did not crash into me, I really hoped I could see them again. As I mentioned before, I did not feel frightened, only exhilarated.
The object had not made any noise as far as I could tell. I have seen airplanes and stealth bombers and helicopters and it did not seem to be any of those, unless one were painted black or very dark and had a ring of lights attached to the bottom of it. I thought for a moment it might have been a police helicopter searching for a suspect in the dark, but it was way too big and did not have search lights, only the lights described earlier. Plus, those tend to be very noisy, and this object was not. I considered the possibility that it might have been some kind of projected holographic image or special effects for a sci-fi movie being filmed. If it had been a pre-Halloween prank, it was a good one!
I looked around to see if anyone else had seen the event. There were only a few cars in the parking lot. I only saw two people and they were outside of Apple Market, one was just coming out of the store apparently oblivious to what had just occurred. The people inside the store I saw through the window seemed equally oblivious. There was a man walking from his car toward the entrance of Apple Market with his head bent downward and he had been parked so close to the building that he likely would not have seen the event. The blinds at the window of Fantastic Sam’s were drawn and I did not see anything unusual through the glass door. The other stores were all closed. Only the bar was open, and I was not about to go in there and announce what I had just 8seen.
I sat in the parking lot until 8:08 p.m., and then I began to drive in north on Woodson in an attempt to get a glimpse of the object again. I drove throughout the subdivision north of Apple Market but did not view the object again.
I called only a few close family and friends. I was really concerned that if I told anyone else they might think I had become mentally unstable or was hallucinating due to some physical illness or fatigue.
I am convinced that what I saw was very real and not some hallucination or figment of my imagination. I had considered that it might be some kind of spiritual phenomena, and as appealing as that thought may be, I don’t think it was. I am highly doubtful that the object was made by aliens from outer space, but I would not rule out that possibility. My best guess is that what I saw was some secret military project of the U.S. or some other country, say, China.
I heard on the radio today that numerous independent reports of sightings of unidentified flying objects in the Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, and Raytown areas had been made. That feels like a validation, although I don’t need one to satisfy myself.” MUFON Case # 32444.
It flew quickly, then turned, then hovered. There was then a bright light and appeared to be another ufo but with red lights.
“I was driving in a car heading home. I saw the object in the air heading away from us diagonally. It then turned in the direction that we were headed. As we went down a winding road we saw it hovering over a small field. I was very excited when I saw it. We turned around and it flew overhead then we lost track of it.” MUFON Case # 32443.
Huge triangular gray object with blue and white lights hovered over highway.
“As reported to Assistant State Director by phone yesterday:
“I was driving on the highway and getting onto an on-ramp when my husband, daughter, and I noticed a very large triangular shaped object floating or hovering over the highway. There was a triangle shape within the outer triangle, and the sides looked like they were about 15 feet high. The radio went off by itself and we heard only static, We could see a plane with a red flashig light in the distance above this object. The object moved around very slowly and other cars around us were slowing down to get a look at it. We opened the sunroof and watched it. The lights were all on the underside and were bluish white, with approximatley 12 or more lights on it. We did not see a red or green flashing light like you see on airplanes. I called a local T.V. station and sent photos to them. We have never seen anything like this and know that this was not a plane or planes. We see a lot of planes because there is an airport nearby, and can be sure this was not a plane.” MUFON Case # 32431.
Large Bright Object Flying Slowly and Very Low Near Raytown MO.
“On Oct 3, at about 7:50 p.m. we were driving on 40 Highway west heading towards Noland Road to return to our home near Raytown. As we headed west on 40 Highway we saw off in the distance a rather large object with many lights. It was moving very slowly and we wondered what it was but didn’t think much about it at the time since we only saw it for a short time. Then, the next evening, we were going out for an evening walk since the weather was so beautiful on October 4th around 8:00 p.m and saw the same object again. As we exited the house (we live up high on a bluff between Raytown and Lee’s Summit, MO) we noticed unusually bright lights in the sky and I said that I wondered what that was since it was moving extremely slow and looked very large. Then all of a sudden, it appeared to separate so then I thought it was three separate planes but just as fast as it separated it went back together as one and headed northeast. I wonder now if it looked like it separate but in fact had just turned vertically. We continued to wonder what it was but went on with our walk as it continued across the horizon. When we got about 3 blocks from the house, we again observed the large brightly lit object in the sky and as we walked it moved very slowly and seemed to hover at times. The lights would change sometimes being horizontal and other times being vertical, sometimes solid and other times blinking. When we got to a cul-de-sac which sits on a bluff, we stood in someone’s driveway and watched the object in amazement. It was off on the horizon and appeared to be over the Raytown area. At one point it appeard to make a 180 degree turn and go the other way. The lights appeared to triangular in shape when it would turn a certain way. When it was the nearest to us we commented that it was making no sound. My friend commented that maybe it was some kind of blimp since there was no sound. As we were standing there, the person whose driveway we were standing in came home and we pointed the object out to them. The guy jokingly said it was a UFO and we laughed and agreed. As we started to walk we heard some noise and then saw a helicopter but the object had disappeared. We ran into some other neighors who said they had seen it while they were walking in the parking lot of the Teetering Rocks Golf Course. We all agreed it was like nothing we had ever seen but had no idea what we had seen. After reading all these other sightings, I decided I would report what we saw. It was never as close to us as others have reported but our description would be very similar to the others that have been reported.” MUFON Case # 32426.
“On oct 4 2011 i was at work and caught a real good look at a super gigantic ship that was slow to move and did a U turn in front of me. Now this object was so low u would hear it if it was an earthly flying object, but no sound especially at its massive size. Right after that all the animals came out and stood on top of a hill at work, weird. Second sighting i happened to still be thinking about the first and was smoking a cigarette at 830am on oct 6 and saw an aircraft with a banner tailing it. I flashed my high intensity flashlight at it to catch attention, i saw the banner disappear quick as 10 seconds after i flashed about 20 aeconds later the aircraft in front disappeared….the sky was clear.” MUFON Case # 32423.
Multiple Kansas City UFO sightings.
U was at work looking up for some odd reason, just happened to catch my eye. I knew it was a ufo, considering i have past military secret clearance. It was tree elevation above a hill at my job about the size of at least 5 747s end to end with no sound. It was extremely slow moving and did a U turn right in front of me. Right after that all the animals of the woods headed to the top of the hill, it just left oddly enough. The second sighting was on 10-6-2011 when i was at home smoking outside still thinking about the first sighting, i flashed my high intensity flashlight at an object that looked like an aircraft with a banner to catch its attention, as soon as i flashed it the ‘banner’ disappeared and a few moments later the aircraft in front disappeared in a clear sky.” MUFON Case # 32422.
October 3, 2011
UFO hovering over houses; very low, but toO low to be airplane or helicopter. Lots of flashing light such as blue, green, yellow, red and white.
“Me and My mother were coming home and was going around the round about at sampson when off to the right we seen what looked like to be a oval object flying real low to the ground. At first we just thought that it was just an airplane but it was flying way to low. but it wasnt moving very fast at all. I had made a joke about it beeing an ufo but i was just playing. Until the next day wasnt anything in the sky, until nightfall also around eight ish me and my mother saw it again for the secind time, this time it was kind of moving in the direction of 470 hgh way towards 350 hgh way. i still thought the same thing that maybe its nothing. Then today at work i heard som people say some things about it being on the news so i decided to share my story because i also saw the samething and its crazy if it turns out to bean ufo the whole time.” MUFON Case # 32418.