A Missouri witness at St. Clair reported watching a wingless object with a “brilliant white color,” according to testimony in Case 84543 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness was four miles north of St. Clair traveling along southbound Highway 47 on June 14, 2017, at 6 a.m. when the incident occurred.
“I noticed what appeared to be a high-altitude commercial or military jet moving at an altitude from my due south towards my northwest at what appeared to be a reasonable speed for what it should have been,” the witness stated. “The only anomalies I noticed were its brilliant white color (similar to the reflection of sunlight from a home slide or movie screen) and a narrow, vertical, dark band just forward of the halfway point on the 'fuselage.’”
The witness specifically looked for a vapor trail and did not see one.
“At no time did the trajectory vary, nor did the apparent speed. I expected this bright 'sunrise' reflection to dim or disappear as the apparent angle to the sun and myself changed, but it never did the entire time I had it in sight (approximately four to five minutes).”
The witness wondered if there was a man-made explanation.
“For a short time, I considered that it might be an ISS 'flash,' or similar satellite 'flash,' but I've seen those before and they are shorter in duration. It took me about three-plus minutes to find a place to safely pull over, into a driveway, and get out binoculars. By this time, it was parallel to me, or slightly receding to the northwest.”
The witness described the situation.
“My initial altitude estimate is changed to probably 10,000 feet, as opposed to an altitude where a vapor trail would be created. Concomitantly, my speed estimate is reduced from commercial/military jet speed to approximately 225 mph (plus or minus about 50 mph).”
By the time the witness could use the binoculars, the front of the object was not visible due to the angle.
“The 'fuselage' was square, and I estimate it at six-feet-high by six-feet-wide and about 24 to 30 feet long overall. The tail was a tapered, convex, cone-shape comprising approximately the last 15 percent of the fuselage. There were no wings, although there was, on the starboard side, what appeared to be a very stubby wing box root protruding less than a foot along the top edge of the fuselage approximately 40 percent back from the apparent front end. There were no windows visible at all. There was no propeller in front or rear, no other 'pods' or engine nacelles, no emissions, no visible exhaust, no vapor trail(s), no nothing. I heard nothing from this object. Its flight path was absolutely straight and level without variation. There were no other flight control surfaces whatsoever. Its appearance never varied in the level of (apparently) reflected light. It was always brilliant white, with a very narrow, discernible vertical darkish line at approximately the rear of the stub wing box root area. This dark stripe did not appear to be a shadow.”
Missouri MUFON State Director Debbie Ziegelmeyer closed this case as an Unknown Aerial Vehicle.