UFO Sighting in Columbia, MO

Sighting Basics

Case Number 82120
Date of the Sighting 2017-02-15 20:30
Date Submitted 2017-02-16 13:16 (Reported Same Day)
Time Zone America/Chicago
Source MUFON
Summary Slow moving solid greenish light moving west
Tags video light hovering

Sighting Location

City Columbia
Region Missouri
Coutntry United States
Postal Code 65202
Latitude 38.95931
Longitude -92.33080
The latitude and longitude presented here is an approximation to protect the reporters identity

Viewing Distance Over One Mile
Alititude Over 500 Feet (under cloudcover)
Sighting Duration 00:45:00
Object Features Unknown
Object Flight Path Hovering then path,Straight-line path,Path then hovering
Object Shape Star-like

Sighting Specifics

Weather Details

Max Temp 49°F / 9°C
Mean Temp 38°F / 3°C
Min Temp 27°F / -3°C
Max Visibility 10 Miles / 16 Kilometers
Mean Visibility 10 Miles / 16 Kilometers
Min Visibility 10 Miles / 16 Kilometers
Conditions No Abnormal Weather Conditions

Sighting Statistics

• There have been 1772 other sightings in Missouri
• There have been 112 other sightings in Columbia
• There have been 7 other sightings in the postal code 65202
• There have been 64 other sightings near Columbia
• There were no other sightings in or near Columbia on 2017-02-15

Sighting Details

Traveling north on hwy 63 between the Paris road exit and Oakland gravel road around 8:30 pm on 2/15/2017 i noticed a star like object over the Prathersville Missouri area. the solid star like object was moving slowly or hovering. at first i thought it might be a helicopter with its search light on due to the Boone county jail near by, that might be looking for an escapee. the light remained solid unlike a helicopter’s search light that will wane due to the searching on the ground. i observed the object for 5 minutes traveling west at about 10-20 mph in the sky on my way home. at times my view was obstructed by trees and buildings on the 5 minute ride home. once home i walked out side to my west facing back yard to continue to observe the object with binoculars this time. the object looked like a bright white and greenish horizontal tear drop. my wife also look through the binoculars and confirmed what i was seeing. the object was still traveling slowly west at the 10-20 mph and looked to be just north of the Columbia ready mix quarry area. my house sits at around 770 ft on a hill that overlooks west across Columbia mo. i watched in the binoculars for about 5 minutes then took some video of the object traveling west. i went back inside for 15 – 20 minutes to take care of some personal things then returned to the back yard to see if the object was still there. it was, but lower in the horizon. i stated recording again and the object disappeared.




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