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Occurred : 1/2/2020 01:40 (Entered as : 01/02/20 1:40)
Reported: 1/2/2020 12:38:29 AM 00:38
Posted: 2/7/2020
Location: Des Moines, IA
Shape: Disk
Duration:5
Object changing colors (green,red,white) moving very unnaturally..

I was walking to a QuikTrip nearby my apartment. I go occasionally to buy a few things for the night and always admire the night sky. On my way there I noticed a star that was twinkling in the sky (changing from red, green, and white quickly. Got my snacks and left. On my way back home (facing away from the twinkling star) I noticed what I thought to be another one. This one was different.. it was changing colors but very slowly. I couldn’t keep my eyes off it. Between the color changes I squinted my eyes to try and make out a shape and I could kind of see a oval or typical “saucer” shape. I was thinking “yeah right” to myself but this is where shit got weird. This craft began to move very slowly. I then knew it wasn’t a star anymore.. I kept watching. It then moved to the left very quickly then STOP at a dime. My heart sank and I ran inside. My girlfriend tried to calm me down on the phone but I couldn’t believe my eyes. Do drones behave that way? Do they! fly then stop abruptly at a split second? I personally NEVER seen one do it. The movement just seemed unnatural.. like there was some sort of pilot maneuvering this thing. I still am very shooken by this and don’t know what to believe. If there was a confirmed drone flying around Des Moines shining as bright as a star I would feel relieved. Until then, I feel like I’m going to remain puzzled.