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Occurred : 10/21/2014 20:15 (Entered as : 10/21/14 20:15)
Reported: 10/21/2014 7:01:54 PM 19:01
Posted: 11/6/2014
Location: Ames, IA
Shape: Light
Duration:30 minutes
Bright red and orange lights and rapid chaotic movement

Clear sky. Bright red light almost directly overhead passed from roughly east to west. Definitely not a plane as I saw many others of those at the same time. Moved quickly but steadily. As it moved away a similar object appeared moving on roughly the same path but was more orange in color. Tracked both objects as they moved westerly when the orange object disappeared from sight. Continued walking my dog for another 20 minutes or so but when I returned home I noted a twinkling red object lower on the western/northwestern horizon. Thinking it might be the object I saw before I ran inside my home and grabbed binoculars. When I focused in on the object it appeared to be a single point of light that was moving extremely rapidly but in a very random, haphazard way within a very confined bit of space. The movements were so rapid that it appeared to produce a 'stream' of light with loops and zigzags, etc. I checked a nearby street lamp and rooflines to be sure it wa! sn't my hands shaking (they weren't). Eventually it moved lower and lower down onto the horizon and lost sight of it. Have never seen or reported something like this before.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))