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Occurred : 4/30/2020 21:09 (Entered as : 4/30/20 21:09)
Reported: 5/1/2020 3:07:47 PM 15:07
Posted: 6/25/2020
Location: Des Moines, IA
Shape: Disk
Duration:2 minutes
hovering saucer nears ground then disappears in sky

This ufo was seen at 9:09 p.m. 4/30/20 in Des Moines, Iowa 50321 approximately 5 minutes from the Des Moines International airport. The airport is so close to where this ufo was spotted (in a residential neighborhood) that plane’s could be seen and heard taking off. The flying object seen was approximately the length/width of an average home. When seen, it was approximately 200ft in the air above me. What stood out the most was the red dot of light in the center of the bottom (stomach one could say) of the aircraft. Smooth shiny metal, like one might see on a brand new car from the 50’s, detailed this aircraft as seen in the illustration above. It accented the red light while branches of this metal lining reached the sides of the aircraft. The actual build of this ufo was of blue color at first sight, but when looking longer, it had more of a teal color, one might even perceive as green. The aircraft’s build was smooth with absolutely no bolts or screws in sight. Along with ! this, the blueish teal material around the metal-like accents looked almost translucent and soft. When this aircraft was in the air, it did not fly in a straight line, but more so hovered and traveled where it liked. There was a low rumbling noise that came out of it, but there was absolutely no exhaust coming out of the hovercraft like a normal airplane would have, including no smell of gases leaving the ufo as a normal aircraft would have. When flying away, the ufo simply disappeared in the distance. When first spotting this aircraft, I attempted to take a video which ultimately failed as when I was holding my camera completely straight, the aircraft seemed to push and pull my camera away and unfocus it, which reminded me of trying to stick two pieces of magnetic pieces together which can't be done as the force between them moves each of the pieces away. There was a white light that topped this saucer which is what could be seen from far away. The side view drawn above is more of a rough sketch of what I saw, only drawn to give one an idea of the shape, while the view from directly underneath is a more complete and accurate view of what I saw, as this is when the aircraft came very close.