|Occurred : 12/1/2000 20:23 (Entered as : 12/01/2000 20:23)
Reported: 10/19/2003 2:18:17 PM 14:18
Location: Avoca, IA
|AT ABOUT 20:23 ON 1 DEC. 2000 (I BELEIVE) I was driving westbound in an 18 wheeler on I-80 at mile marker 60, near Avoca Iowa, when I saw what appeared to be something fall into the apmosphear to the south of me. At that time the russin robot shutel was haveing trouble and I assumed that it had come apart and fallen in to the aptmospher, leaving a green trail as it fell to earth. How wrong I was, because a couple of seconds later, a lot of little white dots appeared and lit up the plasma arround them, leaving a multi-colord trail. Each one of the little dots was either obove or below the one in front. These "craft" were traveling in a south to north direction and passed over I-80. I had reached for my camera but was to engrosed in counting the things to take a picture.I had counted 26 and quiting counting. When they had had passed accross me,I grabbed the camera and got out of the truck, but, they had "turned off" their beautiful light show and disappeared from my sight.
These little craft could have easely been seen from Offet Air Force base in Omaha NE.
The whole show lasted about 1.5 to 2 min. There were cars and other trucks stopped to watch the show. I got on the C.B. and asked if anyone else had seen this little display and one driver came back and said it was a " meateor shower" and I said "no way, that was controled flight" besides, I have never seen meators in formation before.I would like to know if anyone else had reported this. I can be contacted at 253-((number deleted)).
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