|Occurred : 12/25/2001 18:42 (Entered as : 12/25/01 18:42)
Reported: 12/26/2001 12:36:38 PM 12:36
Location: , IA
|Driving to Omaha from Souix City south on I-29 between Missouri Valley and North Omaha exit going to Mormon Bridge. Wife asked what light was on east side of Highway.I answered it must be a jet from Epply Airfield. After about 30 secs, was obvious the craft was not moving. Apprx. 40 cars slowed to about 30 mph in a 65mph zone ahead of us. Possibly also observing object. 4 vehicles stopped on Northbound side of I- 29 and out of cars with hazards blinking obviously looking at object.
Object did a "Backward Sommersault" and lifted up into the clouds and was gone. Looked for it to reappear in break in the spotty cloudiness but saw nothing more.
Noted Helicopter coming from the direction of Omaha metro. Description of object: Saw only Lights. Bright white lights, one in middle, three on each side gradually decening order. At first sight thought it was lights on wings of Jet. Wife said it looked like a Crown. I say it resembled a "Diamond Anniversary" ring. Very bright white lights, very clear and brilliant. Were it not for the stationary position and ultimate "Slow Backflip" and straight upward departure I would have said it was a Jet.Very strange. Can't believe we saw one. Seen by me,wife,2 kids.