|Occurred : 2/9/2004 18:00 (Entered as : 02/09/2004 18:00)
Reported: 5/23/2004 9:42:56 AM 09:42
Location: Wallingford, IA
|Reported to NUFORC 2/23/2004 8:17:26 PM 08:17. Investigated by Iowa MUFON, Beverly Trout. At 6:00 p.m. on 2/29/04 Blue-white fireball (24 - 30 inches in diameter) near ground level approached and moved across witness' car hood, then diagonally up over his windshield (seeming to flatten slightly as it moved up the windshield), then across the roof of the car, traveling down over the right rear of the trunk, then down onto the road where witness could see it in his rear-vision mirror as it rolled for 30-40 feet, then dropped off the road and out of sight. NOTE: Mechanical effects from this sighting -both the car engine and the radio shut off temporarily, with presets on the radio having to be reset and the car clock was wrong. When witness turned the key off, then on again, and with the car still rolling, it started again.
((NUFORC Note: We express our gratitude to Beverly Trout, State Director of MUFON/IOWA, for following up on the report, and for sharing the report with NUFORC. PD))