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Occurred : 10/10/2017 14:00 (Entered as : 10-10-2017 14:00)
Reported: 5/9/2019 11:20:58 AM 11:20
Posted: 5/9/2019
Location: Rathbun, IA
Shape: Other
Duration:3-5 minutes
Bluish orange planet-sized object stationary or orbiting far above the clouds.

I observed what appeared to be a planet, about the size of the full moon, during a partly cloudy day. It was mid-afternoon and about 45 degrees up in the South sky in the area of a popular lake here in the country.

This had a bluish color with wide orange bands around it but was only visible for such a short time before the clouds covered it.

I was riding a motorcycle at the time and wasn't able to cell photo it. There were other people riding their bikes around a short distance away from me, but I didn't it was visible so briefly that I had no proof and didnt say anything about it. I have had a few UFO experiences prior, but this sighting looked like a stationary planet way above the clouds.

I was later surprised that no one else had reported it to my knowledge. About a year after that, I saw a bluish tint in the sky at about the same position again on a mostly cloudy day.


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