Location: 3 Miles North of Hermann, Missouri North bound Mo. Hwy. 19.
Message: Visibility Night , Clear, High Thin Ciris Clouds.
Observation: UFO Sighting ; Viewed out the drivers side window of patrol car Extremely bright planet believed to be Jupiter. at my 11 O’clock high position, planet had been observed by me for past several days. Planet believed to be Saturn also viewed from Sheriff’s Office approximately 5 minutes earlier at 7′ O’clock and very high in night sky.
As I was driving north I viewed an object that appeared as bright as Jupiter and in fact thought it was when I became suddenly amazed and thought “What the hell is that!?!” because the real Jupiter was just to the right of the UFO and a little lower in the night sky. It should be noted that the moon at half phase was some what in between Saturn and Jupiter but not as high as Saturn nor as low as Jupiter.
As I continued watching the bright UFO which appeared to be motionless I felt a sense of amazement and fear and stated again out loud what the “WHAT THE HELL IS THAT??” Mo. St. Hwy 19 is windy and there is a lot of deer crossing the road at night so I could not maintain constant visual contact. I knew the was a clearing in the road and straightway up the road a 1/2 mile or so so I started to speed up to get there and I planned to get my Binoculars out.
Then the real weirdness started the bright UFO had a dim and small object drop away straight down towards the horizon. I had to take a double look because I could not believe what I had seen. I began to weave on the road so I slowed way down from 40 MPH to 15 MPH. The small light object just continued to drop to the horizon and the bright Lite UFO did not appear to move.
There was no unusual oscillation or color change. The bright large UFO was Yellowish and/or white and the small glowing dim lite appeared as white only. By this time I wanted to get the good look so I sped up to about 65 MPH as much as the windy road would let me. I was cussing because I could not reacquire the UFOs.
I tried top reason that maybe I saw the Space Shuttle leaving the Space Station however that took place on Tuesday as I just found out. I Googled the net to see if any one else saw the same thing I did but to no Avail . I am a deputy sheriff and captain in a local police department Part time. I also am a advance flight instructor and commercial pilot of over 20 years. This is my fifth UFO sighting in my 54 years of age.