Columbia, Missouri, USA; August 12, 2009

Name: Ryan Pell

Date of Sighting: August 12, 2009

Location of Sighting: Columbia, MO

Shape(s) of UFO(s) (If Known): It was so far away that it looked round.

Color(s) of UFO(s) (If Known): Like stated earlier, the UFO was so far away I could not tell… but it did have red, blue, and one other color (possibly white)flashing lights. From previous sightings of planes and helicopters I knew the time interval between the flashes of each color was way too short to be either a plane or helicopter. Each color flashed/lasted approximately 1 second then proceeded to the next.

Number of UFO(s) (If Known): One as far as I can tell.

Distance of UFO(s) in sky (If Known): Hundreds to possibly even thousands of miles… which leads me to believe this UFO was extremely large. From where I was it looked like the size of the dot of a sharpie on a paper.

Direction of Travel for UFO(s) (If Known): North East

Other Known Object(s) (For possible reference, or contrast): It was about the size of a star.

Further Description of Sighting: I was looking out of my window because I knew that night was the night of the Perseid meteor shower. At approximately 12:22 I spotted what was originally thought to be a helicopter or plane. After thinking about it for a second, I realized there was no way that it was a plane or helicopter based on 3 things. 1.) The flashing lights on it switched from red, to blue, to what I think was white instantly after it had shined for approximately 1 second, and 2.) The speed at which the object was moving was beyond any man made object by far… I would estimate that from where I was standing it was going 1 mile per 10 seconds (this is 1 mile if you are looking in the sky, per 10 seconds.) 3.) Helicopters and planes always fly in straight lines or close to it. This object was going straight for most of the time that I could see it, then went up at an arced angle, then went back briefly and resumed a straight path again.

Contact Email of Witness (Optional): pellryan-A