|Occurred : 5/26/2014 01:08 (Entered as : 05/26/14 0106)
Reported: 5/26/2014 1:01:52 AM 01:01
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
|Red-orange light over Cedar Rapids, Iowa, under partly cloudy sky, moving from west to north
This is a report of a UFO I witnessed within the last two hours. I will begin with the time and local weather, then give the description.
It is May 26, 2014. Local time at the end of the event was 1:08 a.m., Central Daylight time. It is Memorial Day weekend. The location is a residential area in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
GPS position is 41° 59.461 N x 91° 41.162 W.
People in the neighborhood had been outside earlier, but had all gone inside. The night was quiet.
Local weather reports indicate partly cloudy, with clouds at 6,000 to 10,000 feet, temperature 68 to 70°, wind speeds 1 to 4 MPH.
My backyard view is limited by hillside and trees. I could not feel any breeze or see any stars.
I saw a red-orange light in the northwest, moving relatively slowly to its northeast. It seemed to curve to a more northerly direction. It looked about as low as a typical small airplane or helicopter, but there was no sound.
I could not discern any features such as corners that would indicate shape, but it seemed to have perhaps 5 or 10% of the Moon's apparent diameter. The intensity was steady. It looked nearer and brighter than an overflying aircraft light, and the color was less intense red, with an orange hue.
I watched for maybe a minute or two and it grew dimmer as it moved away, then I lost sight of it.
An hour and twenty minutes later there was a brief heavy rain shower.
I am age 64, military veteran, work in a technical job, wear bifocals. I can't think of any other detail.