Piedmont, Missouri. February 21, 1973. During the late evening, Reggie Bone, the coach of the Piedmont High School basketball team, along with 5 members of his team were on board the school bus, heading home after they lost the game earlier that evening in another town. They were on Highway 60 in southern Missouri, going through a densely wooded terrain. Coach Bone, who's driving the bus was seeing though the wooded terrain, a strange bright shaft of light beaming down out of the sky. Coach Bone asked aloud of what is it that he's seeing, getting everyone attention to look. Continuing of going to the Bushy Creek area, getting to a open field, one of the players alerted everyone to the light that's hovering above the field. They noticed the light appeared to be attached to some type of an object. Coach Bone pulled over to the side of the road, everyone exited the bus and looked at the object in awe. The object was only 200 yards away. Although they couldn't determine the size or shape of the object because of the darkness. The object has 4 lights that looked like potholes, which they are red, green, amber and white lights. They figured that they were about 3 or 4 feet apart, all in a row. It was just hovering there about 400 feet above the ground.
At around 19 kilometers (12 miles) from where the high school basketball team at, there's a farmhouse. Edith Boatright who lives in the farmhouse, also saw the same bright lights outside of her bedroom window when she was lying in bed. She peered out the window and saw a huge UFO hovering over the field. She claimed that she can see people moving about inside the UFO.
The high school basketball team was watching the lights for about 10 minutes. Then it shoot upwards and gone out of sight.
Edith Boatright saw the object vanished at great speed. It made no noise.
The small town of Piedmont, Missouri became the focal point for research when a UFO flap began in the area. Piedmont police would receive more than 500 UFO reports from the outlying region in the Ozark Mountains.