Missouri -- the 24th state admitted into the union, acquired from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase, and once known as "Missouri Territory" -- is one of the states with the highest amounts of UFO activities reported nationwide. According to Margie Kay, Assistant Director of the Missouri Chapter of the Mutual UFO Network (better known as MUFON), "We have had so many cases in the past two years that we can hardly keep up with it.
In 2011, we worked on 233 cases and so far (as of June) in 2012, there are over 70. During the month of 2011, we had approximately 93 cases in Missouri, which was the most reported anywhere in the world."
Indeed, there are innumerable cases of UFO activity in Missouri. What follows are a few of my favorites.
1. "UFOs in Missouri: True Tales of Extraterrestrial and Related Phenomena," Lee Prosser, 2011, Schiffer Publishing LTD.
2. "Weird Missouri: Your Travel Guide to Missouri's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets," James Strait, 2008, Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
3. "My Trip to Mars, the Moon and Venus," Buck Nelson, 1956, self-published. 4 "We Met the Space People: The Story of the Mitchell Silsters," Helen and Betty Mitchell (Address delivered at the Buck Nelson Convention, June 28, 1959), Saucerian Publications.
A very special thanks to David Clewell and Margie Kay for their contributions and resources.