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|Viewing Distance||501 Feet - 1 Mile|
|Object Flight Path||Path with directional change|
While driving on a local highway at around 10:15pm, I saw a bright, fuzzy red light traveling at a low rate of speed over Herculaneum, Missouri. I noticed something odd about this light, so I pulled off at the Herculaneum exit and stopped to observe. I tried to drive its approximate location, but the light went out. I returned to the highway and observed the object reappear near Pevely, MO moving southwest. I pulled off at the Pevely exit and followed it as it moved over a quarry, but I could not pursue further. This object was *not* fireworks. It was a slow moving, low flying, bright object. It made no discernible noise. It was a still night and the object would have been traveling opposite of the normal wind direction, so it probably wasn't a balloon or Chinese lantern. I did not observe running lights, however conditions were slightly hazy due to fireworks. The next day, I talked with a MUFON member who observed an object matching the exact description of this object moving south over Arnold, Missouri at roughly the same time-frame. It flew consistent with the speed and altitude of an ultralight aircraft.
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- There have been 2 other sightings in Herculaneum
- There were no other sightings in Herculaneum on or around July 4th 2013
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