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Occurred : 8/18/2012 20:00 (Entered as : 08/18/12 20:00)
Reported: 8/18/2012 6:28:12 PM 18:28
Posted: 8/19/2012
Location: LeClaire, IA
Shape: Rectangle
Duration:5 minutes
Flickering red light that lasted for about five minutes, then the craft disappeared.

At around 8:00 P.M., my mom and I saw what appeared to be the basket of a hot-air balloon without the balloon above it. Directly near the basket, there appeared to be what looked like a flame that was flickering.

At about 8:03 the flame went out and the craft began to move away from us. You could still see the dark outline of the object. Then at about 8:05 the craft disappeared from sight.