During the summer of 2009 I was out watching over a latteral irrigation unit, that liked to quit on its own, to keep it running. A couple miles North of Clarkton Missouri. It was between Midnight and 1am as I was setting in my pickup listening to the radio, all of a sudden a big orange red ball of bright light appeared from no where. The ball of light was what seemed yo be about 100 feet above the east treeline of the field I was watering. It sat very still for about 4 to 5 minutes. While watching trying to figure out what I was seeing I called my mother who lives about 30 minutes away in Kewanee Missouri and had her look out her back door above her east tree line to see if she could see it. I was thinking it might have been some crazy eclipse or some really really bright planet or anything. She said there was nothing in the sky where she was. After hanging up the phone it started to descend. I watched it as it descend very slowly for about 30 to 45 seconds until it went behind the tree line. At this point I was very curious but also scared. I started my truck and drove as fast as I could to get around the tree line to see what landed. After the 30 seconds or so it took to get around the tree line there was nothing there. Like it just vanished.