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


  1. i saw the exact same thing last night in the north east sky. your description is right on with what i saw the colors and all. i thought it was a helicopter as well but heard no noise. it was there for a long time. dont know what it was?


  2. This is gonna sound nutty but I believe I had a connection with that ufo last night. sort of an information “download” if you will. I experienced it last night outside of a particular time frame, but I know it was very real.


  3. doesnt sound nutty at all. i remember feeling the same way like i was supposed to get some kind of guidance or information from it. i was trying to communicate with it by playing my guitar and seeing if my good feelings and thoughts would effect the movement of the object. crazy you said this because i felt like it was supposed give me some type of information as well from it. i kept asking it what i should do with my life. strange. any insights into what you were thinking about or information recieved from it? how old are you?


  4. In April l996, in southern Columbia, Mo., in Green Meadows, I saw what appeared to be a plane light in the southern sky…until it started moving backwards, forwards, upward, downward…for several minutes, before bouncing downward like a rubber ball would out of sight.


  5. I saw this exact same phenomenon the past two mornings in a row (9/27 and 9/28) at ~3am in Columbia, MO.  It is south east and fairly far off compared to last night (when it was considerably larger). It shines unnaturally bright white with blue and red at the top and bottom of the  center. Last night it stayed in the sky until at least 6am, located straight down from the lowest orions belt with small and unnatural movements the entire time ( hovering, bobbing, ups, downs, lefts, rights).


  6. Today at 2:50pm I was on 5th st in downtown Columbia, MO. I saw a bright round light in the sky. It started off small and got bigger as it moved slowly up in the sky, it wasn’t quite a straight line. I thought if it was an airplane or helicopter that is would fly over us but it never did. Then it was motionless for a couple of minutes, it was bright like a star but it was a bright sunny day, then it got smaller but was not moving across the sky, it was as if it was moving away from the planet. I saw red and blue flashing lights. Watched it until it was a small as a star, it was still as bright as one. Unfortunately I had to drive a few blocks to work at that time. I got out and looked at the same place in the sky and there was no sign. This was at 3 minutes till 3pm, approx. 7 min after I first sighted it.


  7. sometime in 1999-2000 I was driving from Moberly to Columbia about 6:30pm. It was still light out. North west of Columbia Ther was A HUGE globe like object in the sky. Extremly high elavation. There were several jet trails around it. So the military was more than aware of it. It was visable for at least 45 min. I wish I had my cell phone to call some one to verify what I was seeing. Anyway would love to hear if anyone out ther saw the same thing.


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