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Occurred : 9/15/2015 21:00 (Entered as : 9/15/15 21:00)
Reported: 3/3/2016 8:10:40 PM 20:10
Posted: 3/4/2016
Location: Des Moines, IA
Shape: Other
Duration:2 minutes
I work nights at a lighted driving range in the Des Moines, IA, area. One night, as I was walking around outside, I noticed a very small red light in the NE sky, moving SW. As it got closer it was getting too big to be an airplane so it now had my complete interest. It was red and round and glowed slightly. I watched it move SLOWLY into the western sky, and then come to a stop.

At this point I ran in to get my co-worker. Seconds later when we returned we observed the craft seemingly split into three or four smaller crafts. It was hard to tell because they appeared hazy, as if one merger into the other. It is also possible the one craft was changing shapes or making stationary movements of some kind.

Then a single craft continued into the western sky until it was out of sight, at a much higher rate of speed than by which it arrived.

I am 50 and have never seen anything remotely like this in my life.