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Occurred : 8/4/2008 21:30 (Entered as : 08/04/08 21:30)
Reported: 8/5/2008 8:42:15 AM 08:42
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: Des Moines, IA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:15 seconds
Red light over Des Moines, Iowa vewed from Mitchellville, Iowa.

On August 4, 2008 at approximately 9:30pm CST, I noticed a red blur in the sky over Des Moines, Iowa.

I was in Mitchellville, Iowa, which is about 10 miles east of Des Moines, looking towards the west when I saw it.

The blur lasted for a few seconds then turned into a white light and then the light faded away.

I don’t know if it was a UFO, but I don’t know of an aircraft that could produce that type of light.