NUFORC Home Page
Web Report Indexes : by Event Date | by Location | by Shape | by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center
Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/21/2019 04:15 (Entered as : 01/21/19 4:15)
Reported: 4/26/2019 6:19:37 PM 18:19
Posted: 5/9/2019
Location: Indianola, IA
Shape: Flash
Duration:5 seconds
Bright flashing light zooming toward earth.

While driving North on R63 towards Des Moines, both passengers saw a flash of a bright light on the horizon. At first it looked like an airplane, with white and red blinking lights, but then it seemed to shoot like a falling star and terminate in a burst of bright light. We saw this in the dark NE horizon, in the rural countryside before Fleur Drive.

We tried to explain it away by saying it was a falling star exploding in the earth's atmosphere, but both witnesses agreed that it was strange that the "star" seemed to hover for a moment like an airplane or aircraft, and then shoot with impossible speed to the ground.

One of the witnesses did not believe in UFOs before this event. Now they shrug and say "maybe."

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

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))