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Occurred : 1/1/2007 00:11 (Entered as : 01/01/07 0:11)
Reported: 1/30/2007 8:50:00 PM 20:50
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Cedar Falls, IA
Shape: Light
Duration:3-5 minutes
Strange light bobs up and down three times before circling around the east side of the city and disappearing.

I have never seen a UFO before in my life, so this was at least significant for me. I was the only witness to this event that I know of (no one I know made any mention of it, anyway), though anyone could have seen it, provided they had the right view.

At about 12:11 AM on New Year's Day, 1-January-2007, I witnessed a single, strangely bright, white light in the sky north of Cedar Falls, Iowa. At first, I thought it was either an airplane or an unusually bright star. I realized it wasn't an airplane when I noticed that not only were there none of the telltale noises of an airplane, but there were none of the characteristic blinking lights either.

My suspicions of it being a star were disproved when it slowly began growing in size and moving slightly upward, as if whatever it was moved closer to my location. It stopped where it was after about 20 seconds, and at this point it was about the size of a pencil eraser when held at arm's length. It hovered in the same position for about 40 seconds. It then moved slowly to the east for about 5 seconds, before moving first up, then down, all slowly. It returned to its original height, then moved back west to its original position. It stopped again, then moved west and began the same process once more: up, down, middle.

It returned to its first stopping position once again, and repeated the same ordeal, moving up, then down, then middle. It then began moving slowly to the east once more, and when it stopped in the same position it had before, I thought it was about to repeat the whole thing over again. But after sitting still for about 15 seconds, it began moving fairly quickly to the southwest, which, from where I was standing, almost seemed like it was just circling around the east side of the city and heading south. It became obstructed by houses and trees at that point, and although I continued to watch for it, I never saw it again.