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Occurred : 7/18/2008 21:50 (Entered as : 7/18/08 21:50)
Reported: 11/19/2008 8:40:15 PM 20:40
Posted: 1/10/2009
Location: Waterloo, IA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:10 seconds
Flamelike UFO seen in Waterloo, IA

Driving home the night of July 18 2008, I caught a glimpse of an object in the sky that I can only describe as flame-like. I was driving in Southwest Waterloo. To be exact, I was heading North on Ansborough Avenue, in between West 4th street and Highway 63, and I looked to my right, where I saw the object hovering high in the sky. It was somewhat orange and yellow, and it seemed to glow. I cannot discern a particular shape. It did not seem to be traveling in any direction at all; rather hovering. It seemed to be very high in the sky, but much lower than an airplane. I was unable to gaze at the object for a continuous amount of time, as I was driving my car, but I viewed the object in several short gazes. I saw the object, and then returned my eyes to the road. I looked at the object again, and then returned my eyes to the road. I did this again. After the third time I returned my eyes to the road, I looked to the sky again, and the object was gone. I did not see any sort of trail left by the object. The entire experience lasted about ten seconds.


((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))