Missouri, USA; Mid, 1980s

Name: GM

Date: Mid 1980’s

Location: Missouri

Message: My sister, daughter and I were returning one night from Kansas City International (in the mid-’80s). We had just gotten my parents on an early evening flight out. My sister was from Missouri and my daughter and I were just visiting.

It had started to get dark and my sister thought she knew a shortcut back to her house which was several hours away. We started down US71 and then she turned off and took several different turns and we found ourselves on a 2-lane road in the country. About 3/4 mile down the road, I noticed some bright, flashing lights.

I thought at first that it was emergency vehicles. I said something to my sister who was driving and she started to slow down. As we approached, she slammed on the brakes. It had started to get a little “foggy” out, but we could still see quite clearly.

We saw a very large, round craft in the middle of a field. It had red, yellow, and green lights, and they were continuously blinking. It reminded me of a stoplight. I wanted to get out, but my sister screamed at me to stay in the car. We slowly proceeded toward the craft. It was very large and oval/round. Suddenly, it took off, straight up in the sky. I looked at my sister and my daughter and their mouths were open too.

I remember telling her that I didn’t think we had any aircraft that could do that. I started to open my door to get a better look and the object dropped back to the ground, just barely hovering above it. It maneuvered in ways I’d never seen an aircraft move. We saw a farmhouse close by, but that was all we could remember.

Then the craft started slowly coming toward us, still in the field. My sister started backing up the car and I told her to stop. As soon as we stopped, it stopped. When we moved, it moved. It was almost as though we were playing cat and mouse. I told my sister to move forward again and she did, very slowly. It stopped, and we stopped.

We sat there waiting to see what would happen next. After what seemed like a few minutes, it shot straight up again and then went forward just as fast, over the farmhouse, and back to an area that we could not follow. Needless to say, we were all shaking and excited.

It seems that we lost some time. By the time we walked into my sister’s house, it was almost 4:00 in the morning. We figured that we lost about 5-6 hours. We all slept very well. The next day, my daughter kept telling us she had a dream that we’d all seen a UFO. That’s when we reminded her that we had actually seen one.


  1. Name: cheryl

    Submitted on 2008/02/06 at 9:41pm

    I’m curious in what direction from kc you were traveling. See I was a young child around then when my father and I witnessed a similar event. Unfortunately since I was so young my memory is sketchy but from your description it sounds as though we might have seen the same thing. I was probably between the ages of 7-9 yrs old so it was probably 1982-1985 and was likely on a weekend evening. I know a large number of people saw it too because 1) several other cars had pulled off to watch it and 2) they did a brief announcement on the newa claiming it was a weather balloon. If you think this might have been the same one please post again.


  2. This happened in Ecorse Michigan which is just outside Detroit downriver in the middle of the night.  I can’t remember the time. It was either July or August in 1980.  My daughter was 3 or 4 weeks old.  It was hot and we had no air conditon so I kept the fan going at night in the window unless I knew a thunderstorm was coming.  For two nights in a row I kept seeing flashes of lights that I assume was lightning so I would take the fan out of the window expecting a storm but rain never came in fact I never even heard thunder that usually follows the lightning.  The third night when I saw the lights I decided to look out of my window that had no screen. I did not have on my glasses so what I saw was blurred but I know I saw a large object hover over the house. I didn’t see it at first because I was just looking for clouds in the sky but the sky was clear and I didn’t see the entire shape because as it slowly moved over the house it stopped and part of it was still over the house.  It was blinking dim colorful lights but when it stoppet it blinked a few bright white lights and I knew the object was reason I thought I was seeing lighting. It made no sound at all. It didn’t scare me in fact I went to get my glasses to get a better look but it was gone when I cam back to the window. My family told me I saw a helicopter or I was just dreaming. That doesn’t bother me anymore. I know what I saw but I always wondered if anyone else saw it.  There was nothing on the news about it. I don’t think it was a helicopter because it made no sound.  I don’t think it was a blimp because even blimps make sounds and this thing stopped suddenly not slowly. I know I was not dreaming.


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