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Occurred : 7/18/1990 22:00 (Entered as : 07/18/1990 22:00)
Reported: 7/2/2003 10:45:20 AM 10:45
Posted: 7/16/2003
Location: Ames, IA
Shape: Disk
Duration:10 minutes
At a stadium concert, I and others saw a disk silently hover directly overhead, and then accelerate away at great speed.

Watching a Paul McCartney concert at the Iowa State football stadium, I noticed a flying object slowly approach, thinking at first it was an advertising airplane or a helicopter trying to get a look at the show. It came directly overhead and hovered completely silently for 3 minutes. It was a clearly visible disk, 20-foot diameter, with multi-colored lights ringing the underside. Then it tilted and revealed its top side, which had a solid white light ring around it. Then it flew away continuing in the direction it had been moving, rapidly accelerating until it was out of sight within a few seconds. I would estimate the speed to be greater than that of a conventional jet.

Several people in the seats around me also witnessed this and all believed it to be a UFO. Some of them borrowed my binoculars for a better look. Interestingly, immediately afterward, no one was willing to talk about it or acknowledge what they had just seen. The person I was at the show with also saw it but has been unwilling to discuss it since.

Footnote: Although I was at a rock concert, I did not drink or take any drugs that night.

((NUFORC Note: Date may be approximate, although the witness may have been able to establish the exact date of the concert from a ticket stub, check book, etc.. PD))