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Occurred : 2/9/2017 20:30 (Entered as : 02/09/17 20:30)
Reported: 4/7/2017 12:52:01 AM 00:52
Posted: 4/7/2017
Location: Adel, IA
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
Bright bronze light in low Eastern horizon, slowly moving North; sighted in Adel, IA.

At approximately 8:30 PM CST, Thursday, February 9th, I witnessed a bright twinkling bronze light on the Eastern horizon. The object bore resemblance to the iconic “North Star,” but much larger and seemly closer.

At first I thought it might be a street light, as it was stationary and in comparable size to one roughly half a block down from me, until it began to move behind the street light in my view. I saw the object gradually move North, while maintaining its position on the horizon.

I made a quick effort to locate my phone, in hopes of taking a picture, but by the time I returned, the object was steadily moving out of my line of sight, until I lost track of it beyond the trees.

My guess was this may have been a satellite, but I have no way to confirm.


((NUFORC Note: Source of the report elects to remain totally anonymous; provides little contact information. PD))