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If Hecklerspray ever sees a UFO, we’d like to think it would be in Antarctica right after we rescued Agent Scully from said UFO’s iron belly. If any other opportunity ever arises, we’re really not interested.
That’s not true. Really we’d probably poop our pants and stand their crying while any alien orbs scooted by several hundred feet above our heads. You know, like what recently happened in in Missouri a few weeks ago.
You hadn’t heard about that? Well then you’d better click on over to the next page.
It seems like UFO sightings don’t happen in the daytime very often. Sure, you’ve got the occasional Dennis Kucinich sighting that?went down?at noon on?a balcony or something, but usually – it’s night time.
The unidentified objects often manifest themselves as lights outlining a ship shape (like this), or as amorphous glowing blobs that zip around at a distance (like this). Today’s topic seems to fall into the latter category – but with far more of these orange lights than usual. According to Examiner.com:
“Several Missouri witnesses traveling southbound on I-435 stopped to observe as many as 125 low-flying, orange objects that moved up from the tree line and traveled away at about the speed of a helicopter.”
We know what you’re thinking. If they moved like helicopters they were probably helicopters, right? Well could a helicopter do this? From the same source:
“”As they spread and slowly began to disappear into the clouds above (low ceiling), a larger and brighter orange object at a faster speed, about 1-2 degrees above the horizon, behind the tree line, and then as it started to ascend, split into five smaller orange objects, again radical in flight, without formation, and slowly ascended into the cloud cover,” the reporting witness stated. “This occurred about 20 times over a 25 minute span. They all came from the North (low on horizon) to South and then turning toward the East and then into cloud cover.”
“The event occurred over a 25-minute period and stopped after the largest object was seen – also splitting into five smaller objects.”
The last time we saw a helicopter divide into five pieces, it was an exploding Decepticon in a Michael Bay movie.
These orange orbs doing their thing were so obvious in the Missouri night sky that a lot of people actually pulled their cars over? to watch the action. One witness claimed to have seen 15 of the orbs at once floating around. What’s particularly interesting to us is the last little part of the quote up there, where it says everything stopped after the biggest orange blob flew in and split into five. It’s almost like it was bringing up the rear.
It all went down, according to the Examiner article, on May 13th, 2011. It gets stranger – check this out:
“4 a.m. Sunday, May 15, 2011: A very large Grey metallic saucer-shaped craft with a dome and one large horizontal long light and two smaller lights on the side was sighted in Lee’s Summit, MO, on Sunday morning at 4 a.m. Five witnesses saw this. One was a designated driver (he failed to put that in the report) and was not drinking. The others had been drinking at a bar earlier but he assures me that they were not drunk at the time of the sighting. He and his wife also report seeing Apache helicopters, fully armed, circling Lee’s Summit and Blue Springs for 7 days before this sighting. None were seen at the time of the sighting. Note: my secretary lives in Blue Springs and said she has heard the helicopters as well. Lee’s Summit Regional Airport is a small airport and not normally a place where military helicopters are sighted.”
So what do you think is zipping around the ‘Show Me’ state? Us, we think it’s probably weather balloons and swamp gas. And Chinese lanterns. And Venus. All dividing into five pieces and then ascending into the sky.
Scientific conclusion lead us to that obvious premise.