When I was a child
growing up in the suburbs of Kansas City, Mo. I observed
Subject: Unusual Light
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 1999 17:12:29 PST(Date sent to UFOSNMW)
From: "PENNY KING"
a strange light in the sky.
I was probably 10 or 11 and was playing outside in our backyard
friend of mine...another girl, about 9 years old. The first thing
was not the sight, it was the sound. We could hear a distinct,
pitched humming sound and could not tell where it was coming from.
leaning on a fence at the side of our house and looking toward
behind the houses across the street. The humming noise got louder
started to look around, wondering what it was, when we both noticed
glowing and pulsating light. It was visible through the trees
behind the treeline from right to left. The light was ball-shaped
from orangish/yellowish to reddish in color. We soon realized
humming sound was coming from the light and we really got scared.
the fence and went running into the front yard and across the
street to my
friend's house. Her mom was home and we burst into the house screaming
her to come outside and look.... she humored us and ran to her
see what was frightening us so. She froze as she looked at the
ball of light
and uttered a single sentence as the "ball" disappeared
behind the treeline
and horizon, "That sure as hell isn't an airplane.."
She ran inside and
grabbed an instamatic camera hoping to snap a photo. By the time
returned the object was gone. She was visibly shaken, as were
repeatedly asked, "What was it?" She finally called
the police and a nearby
Air Force Base, asking if any other sightings were made of the
told her "no", but on the local news that night, there
were reports of local
sightings of a "ball of light that made a peculiar humming
sound". That at
least made us feel not so alone. I'll never know what it was,
always remember the fear.
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