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Missouri witness recalls encounter with disc UFO

A Missouri witness at Wilcox recalled a UFO incident from 1967 when a group of lights was observed at tree top level, according to testimony in Case 64989 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness was traveling south along Missouri Highway 71 from Clearmont during November 1967 when a small group of white lights were seen parallel and south of the vehicle at the tree level.

Wilcox is about 104 miles northwest of Kansas City, MO. (Credit: Google Maps)

Wilcox is about 104 miles northwest of Kansas City, MO. (Credit: Google Maps)

“The sky was dark with no moon light and the lights were arrayed in a semi-circle to my left, with a pulsating light between the four white, klieg-type of white lights,” the witness stated. “The pulsating light slowly changed colors, but never turned white.”

The witness described the lights.

“The klieg-style lights were evenly spaced and in a semi-circle pattern to the left of the pulsating/colored light. The pulsating light was at an equal distance to the klieg lights, with no other lights or craft detail to the right of this light.”

The witness pulled over just north of Wilcox and watched the lights for two to three minutes standing outside the vehicle.

“The light array passed over Highway 71, to the north of Wilcox, and stopped moving. A car passed directly under the light array as it hovered over Highway 71.”

The light array passed over Highway 71, north of Wilcox, and stopped moving, and a car passed directly under the light array as it hovered over Highway 71.  (Credit: Google Maps)

The light array passed over Highway 71, north of Wilcox, and stopped moving, and a car passed directly under the light array as it hovered over Highway 71. (Credit: Google Maps)

The witness was able to hear sound during part of the sighting.

“I was close enough to hear a low, audible hum start to build and then the light array moved to the northwest at a very high rate of speed. There was no other noise other than the audible hum and then quiet.”

The witness was able to talk to the occupants of the other car.

“I have spoken with the couple in the car and they confirmed that the inside of their car was totally illuminated by the lights that they passed beneath.”

The witness and two passengers then got back into their vehicle and continued on to Maryville, MO, where they discovered additional witnesses to the event.

The witness later discovered additional witnesses to the same lights. Pictured: Wilcox, MO. (Credit: Google Maps)

The witness later discovered additional witnesses to the same lights. Pictured: Wilcox, MO. (Credit: Google Maps)

“I was in college at Northwest Missouri State at the time, and had two different male students tell me of their observations of different odd lights in the sky that night. One of the other witnesses told me that he had seen the lights while out on the west side of the college at Maryville and the other witness told me that he had seen an orangish, glowing orb hovering just above the ground on the south side of Elmo, Missouri. Elmo is in the direct path of the light array as it moved away from Wilcox. I never told either of these two witnesses of what I had seen that night until they had informed me of their observations from the same night.”

Please remember that most UFO sighting can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

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One comment

  1. I am not sure about the year, but i figure in the mid to late 60s, my father and I were heading south toward Maryville Mo and we both saw some lights, such as maybe on the side of a blimp. We were at approximately
    40.428335, -95.025366 on Hwy 71, going south. I can’t recall if they were colored or not. They lights were in the distance to the southwest. We never did find out what it was. I am not sure how I found this page, but was somewhat surprised by our similar experience.

    John

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