|Occurred : 6/11/2010 22:15 (Entered as : 06/11/10 10:15)
Reported: 6/11/2010 8:42:17 PM 20:42
Location: Bettendorf, IA
|three points of white light (triangle shape), no sound and very low directly above my house moving at maybe 70-80 knots
I was locking up my garage facing NW when I saw two very bright white lights in the sky heading SE. The lights were approx 500-1,000 feet above the ground. This guess is based on my own personal experiences with flight lessons in which I was a pilot who flew under VFR only.
What made me watch the lights was the fact that there were no navigational blinking lights as well as literally NO SOUND. The craft flew over my house and it was at this time that I noticed it was not two but three white lights in a triangular shape.
I wanted to run in and get my wife but did not want to miss out on what I was seeing. This craft was very low and while directly overhead emitted a sort of haze around the lights. I really believe that this object was not a conventional aircraft despite it heading in the direction of the Moline, IL airport.
There has to be other people in the vicinity to have seen this. I am shocked at what I saw at such a close distance. I would not normally go out of my way to report something like this but this was very unique experience.
((NUFORC Note: We suspect that the sighting occurred at night, and we have amended the time above. PD))