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Occurred : 7/12/1977 01:30 (Entered as : 071277 1:30)
Reported: 5/18/2008 8:50:55 PM 20:50
Posted: 6/12/2008
Location: Des Moines, IA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:3 min
I was 17 years old when I seen something in the night sky that I will never forget.Me and a friend had Ben fishing at a near by lake for most of the day and will into the night.We often did this every summers it got later we decided to go homonym friend only lived a few hundred yards from the lake,but I lived a bit farther had to navigate across acorn field then across a Pasteur to get home.It was in that Pasteur that I seen somthing.At feirst I thot it was a plane,after all we didn’t live to far from the Des Moines air port,about 12 miles.But I realized it was moving much to slow to be a plane,it almost gave the impression of floating like a helicopter,as I stood there looking it seemed to pass and slitly bank and move in my derection.The manner in witch it turned mad me believe it was a helicopter.as it got closer I could see different coller lights that seemed to be lined up in rows along the bottom of it.Now I mite have Ben only 17 ,but I never new of a helicopter that had that meny light and made on sound I remember wanting to run,but I couldn’t I gest stud there.As I looked up at it it seemed to float like a bollon,the only sound I herd was wind blowing in my ears,and the grass wiping arownd.But the object manned no sound of its owen.I remember falling to the ground in a weak attempt to hide,but I coundent for it was right there,only 30 or 40 feet right above me.the shape of the thing was kind of like a sting ray with out a tail,the lights flashed from right to left across the bottom.And the wings if you would call them that tipped slitly up at each end.I never cryed from feer but I wanted to that night,I was scared out of my mind but at the same time every thing seemed so still and caulm.I finely rolled over and hid my face in the grass and laid as still as I could,then it was gone.As I stud up I could still see it,in less then a secant it had moved off a good 5 to 6 hundred yards and never made a sound.After a wile I lost track of it .To this day I have never told anyone what I seen and went throw,but it happened so help me God it did.


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