August 8, 1978

Military personnel and others in the Belton area watched a UFO spend 45 minutes in the air above them. Local air bases followed it on radar.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.