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Occurred : 12/8/2012 06:15 (Entered as : 12/08/12 06:15)
Reported: 12/9/2012 8:22:30 AM 08:22
Posted: 12/20/2012
Location: Des Moines, IA
Shape: Light
Duration:1-2 seconds
At approximately 0615 hours on a Saturday morning while still during the hours of darkness, I observed a fast moving silver light going from west to east across the sky. I saw it for the briefest of instances. My initial impression was that it was a military aircraft.

I mentioned seeing it to a co-worker and he stated he saw something similar approximately 20-25 minutes earlier.

I found the incident to be odd because of the timing of the event. It was early on a Saturday morning. There is a local Air National Guard base nearby but it had no aircraft up and flying that morning.

It's possible that what I saw was an aircraft but, as I said earlier, why were they flying over an urban population center at that particular time on a weekend?