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Occurred : 5/17/2001 21:45 (Entered as : 5-17-2001 21:45)
Reported: 5/24/2001 19:50
Posted: 8/5/2001
Location: Ames, IA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:3-4 minutes
Large triangular craft travels slowly at low altitude over Ames, IA

At 9:45 PM, a large trangular pattern of blinking lights was observed at low altitude. The object, estimated at less than 5,000 feet in altitude, was 3-4 times the diameter of the full moon. Binoculars used by 2 adult witnesses could not view the entire object as it slowly traveled west to east following a course along the Lincoln Highway (old 30) through Ames. Object was totally silent, and viewed by 2 adults and 3 children. MUFON investigators Bev Trout and John Patterson took full report on 5-21-01.

((NUFORC Note: Please see full report submitted by Beverly Trout, State Director, Iowa, Mutual UFO Network. Witness is holds a senior academic position in a technical field. PD))