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Occurred : 10/30/1986 13:30 (Entered as : 10/30/86 13:30)
Reported: 2/8/2008 10:57:21 AM 10:57
Posted: 2/14/2008
Location: Decatur City, IA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:2 minutes
static electric shocks felt on the short hairs of my body

UFO sighting Date and time of sighting: October 1986 Place: Decatur City, Iowa (Very small rural town, South central part of State.) Time: Around 12 Noon to 2:30 PM Central Weather: Fair, few clouds.

I was outside my home. Something caught my perifial vision.

I also felt what is similar to “static electricity” on my skin. It was likened to what one would feel if they rubbed an inflated balloon and ran it just above the hairs of his arm.

I saw for about two minutes a large dark purple to black Triangular shaped craft. It was not an exact triangle because the “bottom” side the triangle was just a little longer than its two other sides. From what I could compare with objects it was near I would guess that two sides were about 75’ feet and one side was about 100’. It was about 50’ above the ground and about several hundred feet away from me at a “11:30” position if I were standing in the middle of a clock. It was traveling no more than 10 mph along a path that was heading about 19 to 20 degrees angle. It made absolutely no sound. It did not have any windows or ports. It had no markings. It had no fins. It look just like a smooth very dark purple to black triangle. I could see the bottom of the craft but only from an angle as if one is standing at a short distance off the side looking up.

About 2 minutes later, (counting time when I first saw the object it accelerated vertically as almost instantly in a 180 degree line straight up and disappeared into the blue sky.

About 2 minutes later I did hear the sound of jet craft and about 2 to three minutes later 3 military jets were in my plain sight but at an altitude higher than the craft I previously seen. (400’ higher maybe?.) These jets did appear to have Air Force Insignia on their tail fins but I am not sure because they were just going too fast for me to be positive about this. I did call an Air Force base in MO. (I don’t remember which one but I think it was Whiteman? Not sure about the spelling.) I did remember getting frustrated because no person seemed to know where exactly I should make my report to or who to talk to and no one said they had information about whether or not Air Force Jets were flying in southern Iowa at that time. So I just gave up and forgot about trying to pursue the matter.) The 3 jets did fly in the exact area the craft went vertical into the air but they kept traveling in this direction until I could no longer see them.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))