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Occurred : 3/25/2000 00:45 (Entered as : 3/25/2000 00:45)
Reported: 3/27/2000 19:38
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Des Moines (Southeast of), IA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:20 minutes
Red light in stop and go movement and dropping a storbbing object low in the sky then fading out.

We were on a late night walk. Stopped in a feild about two blocks from our apartment and glanced at sky. Saw an exteremly bright red light west of a second magnatude star. Was at a stand still for several moments and then the object began to move south in a burst then held position for maybe a minute and began a stop and go motion south bound for about five minutes. Object begand heading in a southeast heading in the same stop and go fassion fading a bit then brightening until it was about parrallel with the 2nd magnatude star. At this point a strobbing red light descended from the object falshing around 5 time before it disappeared. The main object then turned and proceeded in a north bound direction for around three minutes, stopped and slowly faded out.