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Disc UFO caught on Missouri camera

A Missouri witness at Lees Summit reported watching and photographing a disc-shaped UFO that made a rapid descent, according to testimony in Case 77979 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

In the image above, one sees the direction of the flight of the craft from frames 18:35 to 19:05. (Credit: MUFON)
In the image above, one sees the direction of the flight of the craft from frames 18:35 to 19:05. (Credit: MUFON)

The event occurred at 3:28 p.m. on July 21, 2016.

“I took a random video that lasted 39 seconds,” the witness stated. “At 15:28 DST – during the video a flat or possibly disc-shaped craft travelled from frame 18:35 to 19:05, or one-half of a second. The angle of rapid descent was at 14-degrees from the right side of the frame to the left. Nothing else was seen in the remainder of the video.”

The witness then analyzed the video.

“The angle of elevation when it entered the screen was 12-degrees, although it clearly came from much higher. The direction of initial view was 350-degrees or nearly north, and it disappeared from the camera view at 336-degrees or north-northwest– although it continued in a straight line ending at about 320-degrees or northwest where it likely ended its flight.”

From right to left, location of entry, departure from view in camera, and the final descent location. (Credit: MUFON)
From right to left, location of entry, departure from view in camera, and the final descent location. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness followed the object’s flight path.

“It disappeared on the west side of Blue Springs Lake, interestingly, into another much smaller lake. Analysis: In 16 frames, the craft covered a distance of .3 miles in one-half of a second, which converts to 2,160 mph. Most likely it entered the small body of water, although not actually seen doing so. The direction of the 14-degree descent, by projection, ended northwest at 320-degrees. This small lake is about 1,600 feet west of Blue Springs Lake. The size of the object appears to be close to 15 feet when compared with the spheroid craft from MUFON Case # 61730.”

Craft from frame 18:47. (Credit: MUFON)
Craft from frame 18:47. (Credit: MUFON)

The case was investigated by Missouri MUFON and closed as an Unknown.

“The video evidence shows a craft flying at an incredible speed of 2,160 mph heading straight to the Earth within three-tenths of a mile,” Missouri MUFON stated in his report.“The physics of such flying make it impossible to do with known technology if it were a human vehicle. This makes it to be of unknown origin, and not natural or human made.The description of the movements of the object, its speed on approach to the land, and the video evidence are descriptive of an Unknown UAV.”

Enhanced view of frame 18:47. (Credit: MUFON)
Enhanced view of frame 18:47. (Credit: MUFON)

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

Editor’s note: The video was not uploaded to MUFON with the report, only the still images were included.

Roger Marsh

Roger Marsh is a UFO writer and content developer. He is Director of Communications for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) where he manages media contact, rights and permissions, and content development for television, film, documentary, radio, print and stage. Roger is a MUFON case researcher for History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.” He is editor of the monthly international MUFON UFO Journal, executive producer of the weekly “MUFON UFO Traffic Report” radio show; serves as the MUFON webmaster; reporter for the daily “UFO Traffic Report” in web and audio formats; and publisher of the “MUFON Books” imprint. He is the author of Sacred Dialogue, editor of Silent Invasion, and co-editor of Ron Paul Speaks. Roger was featured in the 2015 season premiere episode of Destination America's "Monsters & Mysteries in America." Roger and his wife, Joyce, live in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, restoring a 1910 Pennsylvania four-square.

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  1. The witness should measure the width of the image at the beginning and at the end and compare. If the sizes are the same then the track is probably as he has suggested, If they are not the same then the track is not perpendicular to the line of sight, as suggested, and the ratio of the image sizes, w1/w2, is inversely proportional to the ratio of distances,d1/d2. That is d2/d1 = w1/w2 or d2 = d1(w1/w2). For example if w1 = 100 pixels (or image distance units) and w2 = 50 pix then d2 = 2 d1

  2. I live in Mo as well. Near this area and if the object was going North North West and descending that would be the direction from Lee summit to the KCI airport.

  3. There is an airport in Lee’s summit but I have witnessed many strange activities in the sky just in the last few years also many years ago in the late 60s a friend if mine his family and neighbors had an incident that made it in the newspaper…..the phenomenon continues

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