‘Bright white missile’ reported low over Independence, Missouri

An Independence, MO, witness is looking for an explanation after watching “a bright, white object that looked like a fat missile” moving overhead under 1,000 feet, according to June 22, 2011, testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness had just gotten into a car after getting off of work and compared the object to a missile “like from World War II aiming down at a 45 degree angle.”

The witness described the object.

“It had a skinny tail on top of it at a 120 degree angle,” the witness stated. “It moved across the sky kind of like a plane would, but it was moving in a very straight, smooth path and flying very low. I was surprised to see a plane that low in this area. I’d guess that it was at about 500 – 1,000 feet, but don’t know for sure.”

The object then moved behind trees and the witness was unable to see it again.

No images or videos were included with the MUFON report, which was filed on June 22, 2011. The event occurred on June 21, 2011. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Independence is the fourth largest city in Missouri, lying within Jackson and Clay counties, population 116,830.

Other recent stories from Missouri include:

MUFON investigators report triangle UFOs and missing time

Missouri kids watching storm see ‘huge disc-shaped object’

Missouri is a current UFO ALERT 5 rating, with a low number of UFO sightings nationally. Missouri had 12 reports in May 2011 – and remains on our Watch List – while California had 55 UFO reports – the highest reporting state in the nation.

You can read more details about other recently reported cases at the UFO Examiner home page. The most up-to-date UFO information can be heard at web radio show UFO Traffic Report  every Wednesday, 9 – 10:30 p.m. EST, which includes a UFO Witness Testimony Program segment, and an update of the UFO ALERT national rating system. Past shows are available at the Archive page.

The following is the unedited and as yet uninvestigated report filed with MUFON.

MO, June 21, 2011 – Missle-shaped object over Independence. MUFON Case # 29679.

I was getting in my car after work and something caught my eye in the sky slightly to my East. I saw a bright white object that looked like a fat missle (like from WWII) aiming down at a 45 degree angle.

It had a skinny tail on top of it at a 120 degree angle. It moved across the sky kind of like a plane would, but it was moving in a very straigt, smooth path and flying very low. I was surprised to see a plane that low in this area. I’d guess that it was at about 500- 1,000 feet but don’t know for sure.

It was cloudy out with dark clouds in the Eastern sky where I was looking so the object really stood out. It moved behind trees and I couldn’t see it after that.

I’d like to know what it was. After that, I headed home (West) on 23rd Street. I was at 291 Highway and 23rd street and noticed a very strange cloud hanging low over an area around Noland Road. It was low and black with sharp edges and a few puffy black clouds around it that were all the same size. It looked very odd – I’ve never seen anything like it. It stayed there the entire time I was driving.

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