Two weeks of strange sightings reported in Missouri
Residents of Blue Springs, Missouri, have reported observing strange lights in the sky for the past two weeks.
(Blue Springs, MO) -- Strange lights in the night sky over Blue Springs have UFO investigators interested.
According to KCTV, the CBS affiliate in Kansas City, neighbors say in the past two weeks they have seen multi-colored lights in the sky. The Missouri UFO Network is now conducting its own investigation.
The video of the orbs hovering is causing quite the debate in Blue Springs and is the topic of discussion in the quiet suburb.
Robert Kover first noticed it two weeks ago and went down to get a closer look. He was confronted by a neighbor who thought he was spying on women, until he handed her his binoculars.
"I showed her the star that was in the sky, just to get somebody else's perspective on it, and they said they had never seen anything like it before," Kover said.
Becky Neely said it was vibrating red, green and blue lights.
"It was like nothing I've ever seen before, but with binoculars we could see it fairly well, and it was off in the distance," Neely said.
Teresa Price saw it twice. The first time was the same night Kover and Neely did, and she noticed it again when she was walking her dogs the following week. However, the second time things were even more bizarre.
"It was up in the sky and then it just dropped and stayed stationary in that lower position," Price said.
Price watched KCTV5's report earlier this month on domestic drones that are now being used by local governments and law enforcement agencies, and thought that was what it was.
"It kind of made me think that there is some sort of drone out there. Why is it out at night? I don't know," Price said.
Kover called the KCTV5 Investigative Hotline and posted a sighting on a UFO spotters website. The night of a interview, KCTV5's Dave Jordan spotted similar sightings.
Kover was contacted by Margie Kay with the Missouri UFO Network, who decided to investigate for herself the following night.
Kay interviewed everyone who claimed to have seen the UFOs and then set up telescopes to watch the sightings herself. Neighbors came out hoping to see the activity that captivated the community.
As the sky darkened, one of them appeared. Kay initially dismissed it.
"I am 90 percent sure we are looking at Vega in this instance, and there are some other planets out right now," said Kay.
But she came to a different conclusion after others starting appearing. And after she put in a call to a colleague to take a look at what she thought was Vega, that person described it as pure white.
"That is not what we are seeing. We're seeing colors in this. I see green in this one and in the other I see red, green and blue," Kay said. "I don't think it's a planet at this point. I don't know what it is. It's unidentified."
KCTV5 contacted Blue Springs police, and they have said they haven't received any calls about this. KCTV5 also contacted NORAD, and a spokesman said that he did hear about a similar sighting, but he wasn't sure if it was in Missouri because that division of NORAD monitors the entire Midwest.