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Occurred : 12/18/2012 19:30 (Entered as : 12/18/12 19:30)
Reported: 12/19/2012 9:16:53 PM 21:16
Posted: 12/20/2012
Location: Des Moines, IA
Shape: Light
Duration:6 minutes
Unusual flight pattern of a squadron of aircraft that defy gravity and G-force manuverability

I’ve seen it on TV several times of lights flying in an unusual pattern. At approximately 7:30 pm on 12/18/12 in the Saylorville area north of Des Moines, Iowa, I was a passenger in car heading only north. We had a 3 block run to the east when I looked up and noticed 5 lights appearing to be heading west. Initially they looked like they maybe a helicopter squadron heading toward Camp Dodge.

hey appeared to be between 10 – 15 miles out. I told the driver to pull over so he could witness them too. All of a sudden they appeared to rearrange their pattern to a circle and their lights would dim appear more distant. They really displayed odd behavior if they were military craft. Secondly I didn’t notice any strobes or port/starboard lights.

We observed them for several minutes and the driver made a call back to the house to have our Christmas party guests witness them too. Both the driver and myself were very “freaked” out by the unusual flight patterns…if it was a hoax it was well done…and although I’m very careful about saying I’m a believer in UFO’s, I am very adamant having served 26 years in the military, that these lights were somehow controlled by some average Joe citizen. I have never seen such a sight in person…the driver and I both were flabbergasted the rest of the evening by what we witnessed. I swear others in the community would have witnessed such a sight and have video of it. It’s just simply unexplainable.