A Missouri witness reports watching a slow moving "triangle craft with two slow blinking lights in the back" moving over Independence under 1,000 feet about 9:10 p.m. on April 28, 2012, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
"It was very odd - a triangular-shaped flying object that had two blinking lights in the rear only," the witness stated. These very, very bright white lights were circular and blinked on and off every two seconds (I timed it). There were no other lights on the craft like you would see on a plane."
The witness called a co-worker outside to watch the event, which lasted about 5 minutes.
"We were both perplexed because it was moving so very slowly and we decided that it could not have been a conventional aircraft. It did not look like a helicopter either. It was triangular with one end (the front) being longer than the other two sides and the edges were quite thick. The object was moving in a Northeast to Southwest direction in a straight line and did not waver from its path."
The witness stated that the object remained at the same altitude during the event.
"It did not change altitude either. I estimate that it was 500 - 1,000 feet from the ground since we could see it fairly well. We could not see the top very well but it appeared to be flat on all sides. We did not see the front of it."
No images or videos were included with the MUFON report, which was filed on April 30, 2012. Independence is the fourth largest city in Missouri, in Jackson County, population 116,830.
Missouri is a current UFO ALERT 4 rating, with a higher than average number of UFO sightings nationally. Missouri had 21 reports in March 2012, the 8th highest reporting state - while California had 71 reports in March - the highest reporting state in the nation.