By Roger Marsh,
This map of the Dixon, MO, area shows the general region where the UFO sighting took place.
Credits: Google Maps
A Missouri witness driving home from work January 6, 2012, reports watching a "large, white light blinking like a strobe" about 100 feet in the air just behind a small, local airstrip, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
"The object was huge - bigger than a basketball - and it was blinking like a strobe light," the witness stated.
The witness turned onto a dirt road for a better look.
"It looked to be blinking like a flash from a camera. It would flash right to left. It was brighter than the sun or any star I have seen. It made my head and eyes hurt just looking at it. "
The object appeared to be stationary in the sky.
"The object didn't seem to be moving, just hovering above the trees. Like it was watching. I know that I look over at the airstrip on a regular basis because in the distance you can see the city lights at night. But there has never been any lights other than the small light attached to the small hanger for the airstrip and the city light over 10 miles away. There is nothing but country and farms between the two. So it was a shock to see such a bright orb or object there."
The witness did not observe any conventional air traffic at the time.
"There were no planes in the area that I am aware of, nor do we have any light houses in the area to make a light that bright. There was no sound, no red or blue lights to signal a plane or helicopter. Just a huge light blinking like a strobe light."
The witness drove away after about five minutes.
"My eyes still hurt from last night's experience. I told my stepdad and husband of what I saw. I wish they would have been with me."
The witness submitted a map of the area where the object appeared - which is near Dixon, MO. The images or videos of the object were submitted with the MUFON report, which was filed on January 7, 2012. The events occurred on January 6, 2012. The above quotes were edited for clarity.