12/17/2010 1:44:33 PM
Distance to Object(s) & Altitude
The disc hovered approximately 50 feet above the brick office building.
Description of Area / Surroundings
Antioch road is a busy road in the Kansas City, Missouri suburb of Gladstone. We were stopped at the light at the busy intersection of Antioch road and Englewood road. There are no military bases or power plants in the immediate area, to my knowledge.
Full Description & Details
My mom and I were stopped at a light. Mom was driving. I looked out my window and saw a very large metallic disc hovering above a single story office building there on the corner. I called my mom's attention to it. As we watched, it noiselessly, slowly flew across the street and stopped over what at the time was the Antioch Theater. After just moments there, it whooshed off to the west and disappeared behind the houses in that area. We turned in the direction it went and looked for it, but didn't see it again.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
I work for Nationwide Insurance as a Compliance Analyst. I was about 23 or 24 at the time of the sighting.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
I was indifferent about UFOs before and immediately after the sighting. It was fascinating, but I didn't make anything of it until a few years later when I read Whitley Striber's book Communion. I was terrified by the book, because of what I had seen myself.
If my mom hadn't been with me, I'm absolutely certain that I would have written it off as a false memory by now. It is the most incredible thing that has happened to me in my life.
Your Location:Ankeny, Iowa USA