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Date / Time City State Shape Duration Summary Posted
1/18/21 20:25 Oxford Junction IA Cigar 7 minutes I noticed a strange light out the window of my house to see, two very bright lights. I checked the flightradar24 live website Immediat 1/19/21
1/15/21 17:30 North Liberty IA Light ~10 seconds Bright blue light under the cloud line going in an upward diagonal line until disappearing into the clouds. 1/19/21
12/28/20 06:15 Marion IA Light 4 min Night red light with small white lights. 1/19/21
12/19/20 20:30 Sioux City IA Light 1 minute We observed a very bright white light heading west to east at a very high rate of speed. We were on the farm and had very good view of 12/23/20
12/19/20 20:30 Sioux City IA Light 1 minute We observed a very bright white light heading west to east at a very high rate of speed. We were on the farm and had very good view of 12/23/20
12/8/20 18:00 Fredericksburg IA Rectangle 10 seconds I was Driving northbound on hwy 63, 3 miles south of hwy 18 when i saw a bright white lighted, Rectangular object moving very fast thro 12/23/20
12/4/20 19:00 Iowa City IA Sphere 40s UFO fleet in straight line pattern over Iowa City 04Dec2020 12/23/20
12/4/20 06:45 Urbandale IA Formation 2 minutes At approximately 6:45pm, I walked outside with my family. We saw at least 20 lights in a line move in unison. The lights disappeared as 12/23/20
12/4/20 Ft.atkinson IA Circle 10 minutes 50 round lights in perfect row starting nw sky to nc sky moving slow. At aprox. 45 degees in sky lights faded out one at a time. Ligh 12/23/20
11/16/20 21:00 Nevada IA Triangle 1 min Triangular object floated smoothly and silently over my backyard. It came from the North and kept going South. It looked like a V-Forma 12/23/20
11/6/20 06:00 Truro IA Cylinder 2-3 minutes Metallic cylinder shape object zig-zagging across sky at a very high rate of speed. 12/23/20
10/14/20 23:11 Cedar Rapids IA Formation 2 minutes Line of lights sitting over the cedar river 12/23/20
10/8/20 02:40 Coggon IA Circle 2 seconds Bright Green light moving across sky in Iowa 12/23/20
10/1/20 21:00 Cedar Rapids IA Triangle 4 minutes At 9:00 pm on Thursday October 1st, I was taking out my garbage when I saw a aircraft slowly coming towards my home, west to east, goin 11/5/20
9/30/20 06:30 Nebraska City IA Circle 3 minutes 3 circle shaped craft flying in triangle formation start spinning and switching places changing directions very quickly 11/5/20
9/24/20 22:00 Dallas Center IA Light 1 minute Multi colored flashing object zig zags across the sky, then splits into a triangle and disappears. 11/5/20
9/15/20 20:35 Indianola IA Flash 3 seconds I was walking my dogs!at night and we were up on a hill—for a moment there seemed to be a shooting star flashing across the tree line. 11/5/20
9/8/20 16:36 Council Bluffs IA

MADAR Node 133 11/5/20
9/1/20 03:00 Ames IA Light 2 seconds Light in sky defying gravity and disappearing in rural Iowa 9/4/20
8/20/20 21:00 Knoxville IA Light 1 minute Lights in the sky 8/27/20
8/19/20 21:32 Des Moines IA Triangle 2 minutes Gliding triangle in the sky, non blinking blue light on left side and non blinking red light on right side 8/20/20
8/16/20 13:00 Sioux City IA Disk Several hours Bright star seen in middle of day. With binoculars you could see it was a flying saucer like object 8/20/20
8/1/20 22:50 Bentonsport IA Fireball 5 minutes In Keosauqua Iowa on 8/12/2020 around 10:30pm, my boyfriend and I were outside standing near the Des Moines River trying to observe the 8/6/20
7/25/20 23:00 Shellsburg IA Light Still happening As we were looking for the comet I noticed a light that was moving erratically back forth up down a little to the east of the dipper th 7/31/20
7/15/20 21:47 Ankeny IA Other 5 minutes Brilliant white object over Ankeny, IA, moving to the north /northeast 7/23/20
7/12/20 10:54 Council Bluffs IA

MADAR Node 133 7/23/20
6/11/20 14:51 Council Bluffs IA

MADAR Node 133 7/9/20
5/17/20 10:00 East Amana IA Sphere 20 minutes 2 round objects were in a marshy wooded area, which left when approached 6/25/20
5/16/20 19:10 Persia IA Disk 2 seconds I got it on video by accident during storm. 6/25/20
5/2/20 22:50 Eagle Grove IA Light 5 seconds Small light traversing entire night sky in seconds from South to North to Northeast 6/25/20
5/2/20 03:30 Storm Lake IA
10 minutes I was asleep in my bed around 1:00am. I had a dream regarding aliens. The more it went, the more real it became. I found myself “awake” 6/25/20
4/30/20 21:09 Des Moines IA Disk 2 minutes hovering saucer nears ground then disappears in sky 6/25/20
4/27/20 21:15 Chariton IA Light 3 minutes Line of 30-40 white lights moving single file through the sky from NW to SE 6/25/20
4/26/20 21:15 Maysville IA Formation 3-4 minutes 30-50 White lights in a perfect line. ((Starlink satellites?)) 6/25/20
4/20/20 23:00 Badger IA
1.5 hours ((NUFORC Note: Witness provides no information. Later reports that event was caused by sighting of Venus. PD)) 5/1/20
4/18/20 22:00 Cedar Rapids IA Other 30-45 minutes 31 satellite like objects flying straight line West to east ((Starlink satellites?)) 6/25/20
4/18/20 21:19 Oskaloosa IA Circle ~50 minutes 21 "star" like objects moving west/north east one after another, 2 side by side objects moving N to S. ((Starlink satellites)) 5/7/20
4/18/20 21:00 Manly IA Formation 20 minutes 22-25 objects in uniform straight line over northern Iowa. ((Starlink satellites?)) 6/25/20
4/18/20 21:00 Cedar Rapids IA Light
we noticed and counted over 65 crafts flying in straight line from West to East ((Starlink satellites?)) 6/25/20
4/9/20 21:25 Emmetsburg IA Other 20 seconds Two lights at even distance 5/7/20
4/9/20 21:20 Waterloo IA Light 15 minutes While looking towards North sky spotted small starlike light moving from west to east. ((Starlink satellites)) 5/7/20
4/6/20 19:30 West Branch IA Light 00:05 aka 5 mins Driving south on Garfield towards spring dale, during an early/bright sunset, I saw to the East a BRILLIANT large bright light, hoverin 6/25/20
3/31/20 12:05 Ankeny IA Formation 4-5 minutes White cluster of 20+ rotating objects in the sky forming a circle 6/25/20
3/29/20 20:00 Maxwell IA Light 20 minutes 10 lights moving across the sky flashing red green and blue. Light remained blue most the time. ((Starlink satellites)) 6/25/20
3/28/20 21:00 Lowden IA Circle 1 hour Constant string of white fast moving dots evenly spaced out. Did see 2 across from each other. ((Starlink satellites)) 5/21/20
3/28/20 20:20 Cedar Rapids IA Sphere 15 minutes Objects flying in the same path with same speed and distance apart. ((Starlink satellites)) 5/21/20
3/28/20 20:00 Davenport IA Oval 45 minutes Around 8p.m. 7 or 8 oval shaped ufo’s were flying around in different patterns, all flying at a fast speed. I used my telescope to look 5/21/20
3/28/20 08:00 Davenport IA Circle 1 hour ((NUFORC Note: No information provided by witness. PD)) 5/15/20
3/26/20 20:45 Spencer IA Light 35 minutes 42 lights, equally spaced flying SW to NE. ((Starlink satellites)) 5/21/20
3/24/20 22:00 Waterloo IA Circle 3-5 minutes Thought was falling star at first as had blueish green color at end. Then it appeared up in the sky. Blue,white, red, colors on it. Was 5/21/20
3/20/20 21:30 Sioux City IA Circle 5 minutes Shocking 15 satellite like objects flying in the night sky in pattern one after another. (("Starlink" satellites??)) 4/9/20
3/6/20 19:30 Cedar Rapids IA Light 5 minutes Small lights appeared in the western sky and started moving NE about the same size and brightness ((Starlink satellites)) 5/1/20
3/6/20 05:00 Davenport IA Formation 7 minutes 15 to 20 lights, appearing out of the big dipper, traveling south east at even spacing, straight line, ((Starlink satellites)) 5/1/20
3/4/20 05:20 Cedar Rapids IA Light 15-20 minutes Substantial amount of 'satellites'. (("Starlink" satellites??)) 4/9/20
3/4/20 05:15 Ames IA Light 3 minutes 11 lights in a row traveling 3-4 times as fast as aircraft without any sound. (("Starlink" satellites??))((anonymous)) 4/9/20
3/1/20 11:00 Indianola IA Triangle 4 minutes Two orange glowing triangular planes started flying towards my house. Flew very low and slow. Could only hear a soft purr of an engine. 4/9/20
2/21/20 05:00 Council Bluffs IA

MADAR Node 133 4/9/20
2/20/20 19:00 Clear Lake IA Disk 4 seconds It started off looking like a shooting star, but it went more green and turned into a disk shape and zipped off into the distance. 2/25/20
2/20/20 19:00 Dexter IA Circle 3 seconds The object was green and looked like a star. It moved above me and traveled from East to the West horizon. 2/25/20
2/20/20 05:30 Laurel IA
15 minutes 30 bright objects in early morning hour (5:30 AM) moving NW to SE., lead 3 in a triangle pattern (("Starlink satellites??)) 4/9/20
2/6/20 22:00 Rockford IA Unknown Unknown Night sky . East south east of my location. Low on the horizon. Flashing or strobing bright lights. No regular pattern. Bright red at 2/13/20
1/15/20 18:43 Council Bluffs IA Light 5-9 minutes Multiple tiny lights in the sky traveling in a straight line evenly spaced. (("Starlink" satellites??)) 2/7/20
1/15/20 18:35 Dunkerton IA Formation 4 minutes A straight formation of at least 20 aircraft Very high in the atmosphere All disappearing at same point. (("Spacelink satellites??)) 2/7/20
1/14/20 12:15 Windsor Heights IA Rectangle 3 minutes Dark rectangular object floating in the sky before descending towards the ground. 2/7/20
1/13/20 17:46 Council Bluffs IA

MADAR Node 133 2/7/20
1/11/20 20:00 Alden Williams IA Light 1 hour I was driving home from down town and looked off to the Southwest and seen a exstremley bright lite kinda looked oval in shape but it a 2/7/20
1/9/20 18:58 Bluegrass IA Light 2 minutes Single white light that I originally assumed it was a star. I watched it for a couple minutes while I was driving south on US 61. I gla 2/7/20
1/9/20 18:30 Fairfield IA Light >30 minutes Upstairs neighbor knocked on our door and led us outside. She said it was tons of drones. (("Starlink" satellites??))a 1/31/20
1/8/20 11:15 Coralville IA Sphere 45 seconds A black sphere that taveled in a straight line until out of sight. 2/7/20
1/7/20 21:00 Atkins IA Light 4 seconds Green lights over field near Cedar Rapids, Iowa, shot off into space 2/7/20
1/7/20 18:15 Cedar Rapids IA Unknown 7 minutes Witnessed (14) flying objects flying NW to SE over Cedar Rapids. (("Starlink" satellites??)) 2/7/20
1/6/20 17:30 Bradford IA Light 3 minutes Object Hovering still with two white lights, one flashing. No noise. 2/7/20
1/4/20 19:50 Maxwell IA Changing 20 minutes What appeared to be a bright light in the western sky started changing from a ball to a vertical shape with blue and orange lights emit 2/7/20
1/2/20 01:40 Des Moines IA Disk 5 Object changing colors (green,red,white) moving very unnaturally.. 2/7/20
12/27/19 22:30 Chelsea IA Other 15 minutes Row of 10-12 circles. (("Starlink" satellites??)) 2/7/20
12/27/19 22:30 Chelsea IA Unknown Unknown 10-12 circular lights lined up on a hill 2/7/20
12/25/19 17:30 Stacyville IA Light 1 minute Multiple Objects moving East in a row one after another. (("Spacelink" satellites.)) 2/7/20
12/22/19 18:30 Fairfield IA Light 5 minutes 8 lights flying S to equal distance from each other and disappeared ((NUFORC Note: Starlink satellites? PD)) 12/22/19
12/22/19 10:30 Council Bluffs IA

MADAR Node 133 1/31/20
12/20/19 18:50 Milo IA Formation 18:53 Orange lights in triangle formation 12/22/19
12/7/19 23:44 Ames IA Unknown Over a few hours I was driving home after dropping off a friend... as we were hanging out, we were looking at the sky and saw a very weird looking shoot 12/19/19
11/24/19 05:45 Burlington IA Light 5 minutes Points of light moving across the sky. ((NUFORC Note: Starlink satellites? PD)) 12/22/19
11/19/19 Des Moines IA Light 17:27 Light disk object bigger than plane enters atmosphere. 12/1/19
10/17/19 07:48 Stanhope IA Circle 2 min. Seen while driving home to the west. Looked like an orange light that got close really fast then disapered in a blink. 12/1/19
10/7/19 21:10 Bondurant IA Circle 20 minutes Circle of lights flashing different colors and yellow larger lights 12/1/19
9/30/19 20:57 Altoona IA Fireball 2 minutes Bright orange ball over Iowa 10/4/19
9/24/19 23:44 Council Bluffs (outside of) IA Light 15 minutes My Son and Myself had taken His Son to Sioux Falls South Dakota on 9/24/2019.On the way back at 10:34 PM exactly 63 miles from Council 10/4/19
9/9/19 21:00 Graettinger IA Circle 2 minutes Son driving home- in the country. He saw a circular shape rotating with 3 bright lights. The lights were also circulating. The object w 2/7/20
9/2/19 21:45 Council Bluffs IA Circle 20 minutes Standing alone object in night sky changes color after I shine flashlight on it. 9/6/19
8/25/19 16:30 New London IA

MADAR Node 108 9/6/19
8/24/19 23:00 Muscatine IA Changing 4 minutes Diferent colored lights changing shape. 9/6/19
8/12/19 20:44 West Des Moines IA Triangle 1 minute Did not see the light in the sky. It was sunset and there was some very interesting mid-altitude shadowing that seemed to have no origi 8/23/19
8/4/19 22:00 Centerville IA Cigar 30 minutes Seen several what looked to be planes but had no wings. Looked to be 'fake planes" they went in straight lines and looked like pla 8/23/19
8/3/19 22:15 Lewis IA Sphere 10 seconds White orb hovering before shooting off into the sky 8/23/19
8/3/19 22:00 Bondurant IA Sphere 15 Southeast sky of Altoona Iowa. Was a bright large light..disappeared in a quick instance 8/23/19
7/13/19 03:00 Logan IA Light 4 minutes orb shaped light no noise 1000 ft in the air. ((anonymous report)) 7/25/19
7/10/19 23:00 Des Moines IA Triangle <1-2 minutes Big Smooth Triangular shape flying alarmingly low and fast in DM, IA. 7/12/19
7/6/19 18:07 Coralville IA Changing 1 minute Two circular objects were photographed interacting with clouds in Coralville, Iowa. 7/25/19
7/1/19 23:55 Des Moines IA Fireball 1 minutes A bright red light hovering over downtown Des Moines, on the south end. The light was much larger than a plane, and moved more quickly 7/5/19
7/1/19 23:00 Moravia IA Circle 7 seconds It went straight. Did a circle and left the direction it came. Very very fast. Then it disappeared. 7/12/19
6/28/19 05:00 Exline IA Chevron 10 seconds Saw 3 blinking white lights in sky, looked closer and saw a gray colored chevron shape hovering for about 10 to 15 seconds and then dis 7/5/19
6/9/19 19:22 Council Bluffs IA

MADAR 133 6/27/19
6/8/19 19:22 Council Bluffs IA

MADAR Node 133 6/20/19
5/26/19 22:23 Cedar Rapids IA Circle 1 minute 5 family members happened to look up and see three circular objects flying. ((NUFORC Note: Space Link satellites. PD))((anonymous)) 6/7/19
5/26/19 02:00 West Des Moines IA Fireball 30 minutes Orange and yellow blobs went west for thirty min. 6/7/19
5/21/19 21:50 West Liberty IA Sphere 8-10 minutes Whitish/yellow bright light with twinkling blue lights around it, sphere shaped, moving slowly at first and quickly accelerating 6/7/19
5/14/19 20:30 Clutier IA Cigar 15 seconds 1 cigar shaped craft whitish silver flying at a slow rate of speed from south to north and then north to south. 6/7/19
4/2/19 09:40 Cedar Rapids IA Disk
Flying disc. 4/8/19
3/28/19 03:00 Grimes IA Chevron 10 seconds Seen a bright green Chevron shaped light.. Came just below clouds going E. Then back up into clouds. ((anonymous report)) 4/8/19
3/18/19 11:00 Greene (SE of) IA Cylinder
((NUFORC Note: Witness, who elects to remain anonymous, provides no information about the alleged sighting. PD)) 3/21/19
3/16/19 05:00 Davenport IA Circle 1-2 minutes 4 bright white lights moving above Davenport and changing direction in unison 3/21/19
2/26/19 22:00 Glidden IA Light 15 minutes 3 orange/yellow lights like STARS IN SKY appeared one at a time and stayed in the sky for a few minutes and then disappeared. 2/27/19
2/10/19 05:00 Corning IA Unknown 30 minutes Recorded multiple lights in the sky this last Sunday; they were moving and it was very unnatural. 2/14/19
2/5/19 05:20 Des Moines IA Cigar 10 minutes Loud big noise sounded like soccer game fan horns that were constatnt for abour 6 minutes. ((anonymous report)) 2/7/19
1/21/19 04:15 Indianola IA Flash 5 seconds Bright flashing light zooming toward earth. ((anonymous report)) 5/9/19
1/8/19 15:10 Newton IA Cylinder 4 minutes Going eastbound on 4th ave after picking my son up a silver glowing object. It looked like a bright star in daylight, but noticed it qa 1/11/19
12/30/18 12:25 New London IA

MADAR Node 99 1/4/19
12/24/18 20:55 Bettendorf IA Light 2 minutes facing East I saw an large orange light (I thought it was medivac hel.) no sound. I called my sister to look out. phone 20:55 call last 1/4/19
11/15/18 07:00 Cumming IA Fireball 15 minutes Fireball falling from sky with elongated tail that condensed into ball that fell; made a sharp 90 degree turn S. ((contrail??)) 11/24/18
11/14/18 05:00 Redfield IA Light 15 seconds This happened yesterday and today, about the same place and time. I was heading west on Hwy 6 towards Redfield nearing Dead Man's curve 11/24/18
11/1/18 01:00 Davenport IA Light 2 seconds Exiting Highway 61 onto I-280 and saw a light and was traveling low and very fast. It was not a falling star. ((anonymous report)) 11/9/18
10/29/18 02:00 Sioux City IA Sphere 30 minutes+ Flashing multi-color sphere over Sioux City, IA. ((NUFORC Note: Possibly a "twinkling" star? PD)) 11/9/18
10/22/18 23:35 West Branch IA Light 3-5 seconds Fire falling from the sky. 10/25/18
10/19/18 09:13 New London IA

MADAR Node 99 test facility 10/25/18
10/19/18 07:30 Exira IA Rectangle 30 seconds A huge flat metal one dimensional object with red and white lights flew over my house! 11/9/18
10/17/18 15:42 New London IA

MADAR Node 99 test site 10/25/18
9/26/18 06:50 Iowa City IA Light 15 minutes Driving E of Iowa City and looked to the sky. Above the horizon there were 2 elongated light objects that looked like white light. 9/27/18
9/18/18 03:08 Harlan IA Flash 1 hour Blue flashes/orbs/dancing lights. ((anonymous report)) 9/27/18
9/18/18 02:30
IA Light 4 Communicating traveling orbs? ((anonymous report)) 9/27/18
9/18/18 00:00 Osceola IA Circle 8 seconds 5 blue/grey circles in triangle shape. ((anonymous report)) 9/27/18
9/17/18 19:00 Cedar Rapids IA Formation ~60 secounds 3 bright orange or red lights in the sky in a rectangle shape. Just shot into the clouds. ((anonymous report)) 9/27/18
9/17/18 04:17 Harlan ((assumed from ZIP code)) IA Sphere 2 minutes Odd moving falling star. ((anonymous report)) 9/27/18
9/6/18 20:00 Adel IA Light 2 minutes Could hear a plane from the deck looked up and seen it chasing a amber light north in the sky 9/13/18
8/27/18 21:00 Marshalltown IA Light 10 minutes UFO 8/31/18
8/27/18 20:42 Keokuk IA Light 15 seconds Bright light with no sound. Extremely fast. ((anonymous report)) 8/31/18
8/6/18 20:30 Primghar (close to) IA Cylinder ~7 minutes Two cylindrical golden objects moving slowly far above wind turbines IOWA. 8/17/18
8/6/18 20:30 Primghar (close to) IA Cylinder ~5 minutes Two golden cylindrical distant objects far above the wind turbines 8/17/18
8/4/18 07:30 Vinton IA

I was video taping a video I had taken of the birds in my yard. The original recording was on a different phone that I uploaded to my 6/7/19
7/20/18 23:30 Coon Rapids IA Light 1-2 minutes Star like object going into faster than light travel. 8/10/18
7/14/18 22:00 Bradford IA Unknown Seconds Strange sound. 3/21/19
7/2/18 00:50 Ankeny IA Egg 20 minutes Sitting at a red light at ordnance and hwy 69 and noticed a light in the sky. Car next to me also seen it and we all got out of the ca 7/5/18
6/17/18 23:00 Bettendorf IA Circle 30 seconds 2 greenish yellow circles. 6/21/18
6/6/18 18:37 Des Moines IA Disk Discovered in picture Taking pictures of storm clouds. A disc was noticed. About 30 degrees from vertical 6/15/18
4/16/18 21:38 Altoona IA Circle 2 minutes Star like object solid light travelling NW 2137-2139. It flew over a normal plane travelling at regular altitude speed that was heading 4/19/18
3/14/18 21:30 Struble IA Chevron 2 minutes First noticed the object while looking for satellites. It had an orange glowing appearance. Oject was moving NW. ((anonymous report)) 3/23/18
2/27/18 02:30 Clear Lake IA Changing 1 hour 3 white lights in a triangular shape that would go bright and then dim, with a green flame streak behind the object. The object would 3/2/18
1/29/18 18:15 Newton IA Oval :30 Bright object floating eastward near sunset over central Iowa 2/16/18
1/29/18 03:00 Pella IA Circle
Was a bright ball of light that just hoovering for a good few hours and as the it got darker it changed from bright to an Orange reddis 2/16/18
1/7/18 07:00 Underwood IA Triangle 2+ minutes Pyramid hovering. 1/12/18
12/17/17 01:35 Cedar Rapids IA Flash 2-3 seconds Bright double flash outside. 12/21/17
11/21/17 23:00 Williamsburg IA Circle 5 seconds Driving west on highway 80, my husband and I witnessed this same exact object in the sky off to the north side of the highway. A ball o 12/4/17
11/16/17 08:20 Des Moines IA Cigar 20 seconds No wings, flew fast, no noise, not on flight maps. White in color, sparkled in the morning sun and then vanished out of sight. 11/17/17
11/8/17 18:30 Iowa City IA Triangle 10 seconds Triangular shaped craft on Nov. 8, 2017. ((anonymous reports)) 1/4/19
11/3/17 04:15 Norwalk IA
5 minutes I did not see a craft, I took the dog out at 4:15a.m. looking West,slightly south,would hit the ground north of Cummings IA,there was a 11/3/17
11/1/17 18:45 Clinton IA Chevron 10 seconds Large faint dimly lit chevron shaped lights travelling quickly high in the sky. ((anonymous report)) 11/22/17
10/28/17 23:30 Council Bluffs IA Fireball 35 seconds Slow moving red fireball over Omaha. 11/3/17
10/19/17 01:15 Des Moines IA Light 20 minutes Two crafts, flashing orange and white lights, flying low and slow. 10/19/17
10/14/17 20:00 Des Moines IA Sphere 5 seconds From where I seen this it's exactly 8.25 miles from the Iowa Air National Guard 132nd Wing. 1/24/19
10/10/17 14:00 Rathbun IA Other 3-5 minutes Bluish orange planet-sized object stationary or orbiting far above the clouds. ((anonymous report)) 5/9/19
9/26/17 22:45 Keokuk IA Oval 1 minute ufo seen in Keokuk Iowa 10/5/17
9/25/17 02:15 Colfax IA Light 30 second intervals I had just left the Colfax exit headed W when a flash of light with a bright white epicenter to the SE. ((anonymous report)) 9/28/17
9/23/17 23:45 Sioux City IA Fireball 5 minutes EXTREMELY bright ball appeared above me in my backyard.It lit up my back yard almost like the trees and yard were on fire.It was statio 9/28/17
9/19/17 04:58 Waterloo IA Disk 30 minutes Brightest looking star you've ever seen, but moved abnormally fast and moved in zig-zag patterns. ((NUFORC Note: Venus?? PD)) 9/21/17
9/15/17 19:45 West Des Moines IA Light 30-45 seconds Bright orange light moving slowly overhead. 9/21/17
9/7/17 12:15 Nashua IA Sphere 15 seconds ((HOAX CONFIRMED)) North of Nashua approx. one mile, 2 glowing balls. Motionless when first observed - perhaps at an alt. of 2000'. 9/8/17
8/13/17 05:00 Des Moines IA Light 15 minutes Light in the sky that randomly changed color. 1/4/19
8/7/17 22:03 Moorland IA Circle 1 minute Wavering slow moving single white circular light that I watched fly over for a minute, then it flew straight and was gone in seconds. 8/11/17
7/28/17 22:00 Hawarden IA Sphere 10 minutes Glowing reddish orange orb seen. 8/4/17
7/27/17 22:43 Clinton IA Circle 30-45 seconds Star gazing and saw what appeared to be a very large, bright star, that appeared out of nowhere in the eastern sky. The star like light 8/4/17
7/10/17 23:00 Lamoni IA Disk Night time Me and friends were outside talking, and I looked up,and said holy crap look we all looked up and we seen a object that looked like a s 7/14/17
7/8/17 22:10 Manilla IA Circle 10 seconds 2 Red lights seen over small Iowa town, then disappeared! 7/14/17
7/6/17 22:00 Marshalltown IA Fireball 10 seconds Orange/red light seen on west side of town. 7/7/17
7/5/17 00:00 Sioux City IA Oval 1 minute Oval red glowingly orb hovering over some fireworks, slowly moving to the NE at a slow pace. 6 pictures. 7/23/17
7/3/17 23:30 Sioux City IA Fireball 15 minutes I witnessed a bright red light that I thought was a Chinese lantern, but blue lights were pulsating around it. The object started chang 7/7/17
7/3/17 21:00 East Dubuque IA Light 2.5 minutes Lights over eastern Dubuque 7/7/17
6/10/17 11:00 Croton IA Light 5 minutes I have never seen anything like this before 6/15/17
6/4/17 22:00 West Des Moines IA Disk 20 minutes ((NUFORC Note: Witness provides no information. PD)) 6/9/17
6/4/17 00:30 Lake View IA Sphere 3 minutes Orange sphere in the sky, changing speed and direction. 6/9/17
5/14/17 23:00 Des Moines IA Circle 1 minute Orange/amber fuzzy sphere moving across sky in Central Iowa, S.E. to N.W.. 5/15/17
5/8/17 00:00 Jewell IA Sphere 90 minutes We saw a glowing sphere with no blinking lights or sound. It was moving from E to W. And it stopped at one point. 6/22/17
4/22/17 20:40 Des Moines IA Light 20 seconds Saw 3 orange lights in a triangular formation to the north of south eastern Des Moines. They were stationary but seemed to blink in and 4/28/17
4/13/17 08:30 Des Moines IA Circle 15 minutes Bright red object spotted above north side of Des Moines 4/20/17
4/10/17 01:00 Des Moines IA Light 2 minutes BRIGHT ORANGE BALL TURNS TO DISC LIKE UFO. 4/13/17
4/4/17 00:00 Manchester IA Triangle 10 minutes? Triangle that matched the color of the night sky. One red light at the face of the triangle and two white lights in the back. 4/13/17
3/19/17 21:00 Carroll IA Triangle 45 seconds 5 silent grayish triangle crafts flying in a "V" formation. This is the second time I've seen them. No trails behind them at 3/23/17
3/7/17 22:00 Adel IA Light 1 second Gold light resembling a shooting star darts across Eastern sky, instantly veers upwards, then disappears. ((anonymous report)) 4/7/17
2/26/17 18:00 Dubuque IA Triangle Nightly-2 hours Dubuque, Ia.-Constant bright white lighted stationary triangle?shaped object in the western sky every night in Feb 2017 approx fr 6-8pm 3/10/17
2/21/17 01:00 Newton IA Triangle 2 minutes Viewed 3 white lights in a triangle formation moving south west at a low altitude. I watched it as long as i could from my drive way. I 3/10/17
2/17/17 20:30 Holstein IA Light Awhile Bright light seen in night sky with ring of red lights underneath. 2/22/17
2/13/17 21:30 West Union IA Chevron 10 minutes Myself my wife and a friend stepped outside. While out in front of the house no more than a few minutes later we noticed 8 orange glowi 2/17/17
2/11/17 14:45 Ames IA Triangle 3 seconds Three lights in a triangular formation. 2/17/17
2/9/17 20:30 Adel IA Light 5 minutes Bright bronze light in low Eastern horizon, slowly moving North; sighted in Adel, IA. 4/7/17
2/1/17 05:05 Dubuque IA Disk 3 seconds February 1, 2017 was driving west, alone across Julien Dubuque bridge.(Between Iowa and Ill.) When looking up I saw a disk shaped c 3/10/17
12/13/16 19:00 Dubuque IA Light 5 seconds Stopped at the light at the intersection of Highway 20 facing north from Cedar Cross Road. An extraordinary fast moving bright white 12/15/16
12/13/16 05:35 West Des Moines IA Light 3 seconds Large ball of light falling to earth at a incrediable speed. ((NUFORC Note: Possible meteor?? PD)) 12/15/16
12/11/16 22:30 Casey IA Light 5 seconds Blue/white light flying at an insane rate of speed. Probably ~15,000' high. It flew W, and turned in an abrupt, yet smooth curve. 12/15/16
12/5/16 23:30 Elgin IA Light 3-5 minutes Multiple red lights/balls taking off from ground in Iowa. ((anonymous report)) 7/5/19
11/15/16 20:10 Bettendorf IA Light 2 minutes Orange lights over the Quad Cites. 12/5/16
11/13/16 05:00 Bagley IA Other 20 minutes Falling Stars and Cloaked Sightings. 12/5/16
11/11/16 21:50 Jasper County IA Flash 2 seconds Brief flash of light seen in the sky. Three people in the same area but separate from each other saw the light. 12/5/16
11/10/16 21:53 Eldora IA Light 30 seconds Three friends and I were walking at about 9:50. Not long after that, the area around us was lit up by a green ring. This green ring/lig 12/5/16
11/10/16 21:53 Eldora IA Light 30 seconds Green light and green ring. 12/5/16
11/7/16 06:03 Creston IA Sphere 1 minute Orange, fast moving, no sounds, no other colors except solid orange and a reddish glow, slight haze. 11/11/16
11/6/16 18:15 Osceola IA Flash 15 minutes Riding home from work, noticed object in the sky to the west flashing erraticly. After it had flashed once it would reappear off to the 11/11/16
10/18/16 21:00 Marion IA Circle 3 minutes I think I witnessed a meteorite or meteor streaking through the sky to the north .the bright light went from looking like a bright star 10/21/16
10/2/16 21:00 Des Moines IA Light >30 minutes Point of light that is strobing red, blue and possible green and orange and seems in a stable position. 10/11/16
10/2/16 00:45 Iowa City IA Light 12 minutes A group of red lights flying across the sky, rising from the horizon one at a time,increasing in altitude and disappearing out of view. 10/11/16
9/8/16 01:00 Centerville IA Oval 5 minutes Orange oval light moving north then south 9/15/16
9/1/16 04:30 Cedar Rapids IA Light 1+ hour Odd light above Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ((NUFORC Note: Probably the star, Sirius, in the SE sky, we suspect. PD)) 9/2/16
9/1/16 02:02 Marshalltown IA Unknown 3 seconds Bright light West of Marshalltown, IA. 9/2/16
8/1/16 19:27 Dubuque IA Triangle 6-7 minutes 1000 yards alt, triangular (large) floated over home traveling west to due East-complete w/ lights. Was silent. 9/2/16
7/14/16 23:15 Cedar Falls IA Unknown 4 minutes White dimming object north of Cedar Falls Mall. 7/15/16
7/11/16 22:25 Cedar Rapids IA Light 1 minute Amber, oval shaped light in the sky that disappears after a minute or two 7/15/16
7/3/16 21:40 Cedar Rapids IA Light 3-4 minutes Unkown amber pulsating light 7/8/16
7/3/16 00:00 Dyersville IA Fireball 5 minutes ((CRAZY??)) The object was flying south bound in the sky. Looked like a giant orange/red candle flame. Was floating up and down. 12/5/16
6/29/16 10:10 Waterloo IA Light <2 minutes Strange orange light appeared and mysteriously disappeared above clouds immediately. 7/8/16
6/11/16 11:00 Cedar Rapids IA Unknown 40 seconds Saw an orange colored circular object moving in the clouds. This was no plane or helicopter. ((anonymous report)) 6/16/16
6/4/16 21:00 Des Moines IA Light Few minutes Blue and white sphere close to the ground South of Des Moines, IA. 6/10/16
5/28/16 11:00 Burlington IA Sphere 1 minute Chrome sphere near ammunition plant. 6/24/16
5/15/16 22:30 Robins IA Unknown 3 minutes Green red white lights about 60 foot up from large size craft. 5/20/16
5/5/16 01:45 Batavia IA Circle 30 minutes White lights brighter than stars. thrugh binoculars you could see round craft detail of many lights outlined. 5/6/16
4/21/16 18:00 Waterloo IA Other 1 minute ((HOAX??)) I saw 15-25 silvery greenish figures flying around the sky. Attempted to follow them. ((anonymous)) 4/22/16
4/18/16 20:00 Muscatine IA Formation 30 minutes At 20:00 hours I observed a large triangular shaped craft on the SW side of town, heading NE. 4/22/16
4/15/16 22:15 Ossian IA Circle 5 seconds Very large, bright green object with tail streaking across night sky in southern Winneshiek County, Iowa. ((anonymous)) 4/22/16
4/12/16 16:19 Muscatine IA Sphere 10 minutes 5 spheres moving in formation. 4/15/16
3/5/16 23:00 Cedar Rapids IA Flash 5 minutes 5 bright flashes in different spots in clear night sky. 3/11/16
2/27/16 20:00 Sioux City IA Formation 10 seconds My husband and I were grilling when I saw a boomerang shaped object that was translucent and very dimly lit in a peachy/pink color. It 3/4/16
2/15/16 19:00 Dubuque IA Fireball 10-12 seconds ((HOAX??)) I spotted a crimson light heading W for maybe 5 sec. It stopped, changed color to a emerald green and shot off to the W. 2/19/16
1/28/16 20:40 Waukee IA Fireball 5 minutes Large orange fireball moved across the sky from north to south. 1/29/16
1/14/16 21:10 Marion IA Fireball 3 minutes Burning fireball traveling fast over Marion, Iowa, towards the northeast. 1/29/16
1/13/16 22:15 Cedar Falls IA Fireball 10 minutes Red/Orange sphere seen descending over Cedar Falls/North Cedar. 1/14/16
1/5/16 21:45 Windsor Heights IA Chevron 150 seconds 5 lights in chevron pattern, very low in the sky (maybe 250ft from ground). 1/8/16
1/4/16 07:05 Des Moines IA Formation <5 seconds 6 bright orange lights in 2 vertical lines of 3. 1/8/16
12/4/15 21:00 Charles City IA Light 5 seconds Blue ball of light moving through the sky low and slow. 12/10/15
11/19/15 21:02 Cedar Falls IA Triangle 7-8 V shaped dark object traveling East SE at approx 250 MPH. 11/26/15
11/19/15 20:30 Ames IA Triangle <1 minute Gliding V-shaped object with lights 11/20/15
11/14/15 19:40 Carroll IA Triangle 4 seconds Seemingly undetectable triangle craft detected briefly over Carroll, Iowa. 11/19/15
11/13/15 22:30 Davenport IA Unknown 10 seconds Large bird like shaped object that was transparent and details could not be made out so easily. 11/19/15
11/8/15 21:30 Urbandale IA Other 3-5 seconds I was doing my job walking dogs when I saw three lights in a diagonal pattern shoot across the sky. Way too fast to be planes/helicopte 11/19/15
11/6/15 01:00 Sidney IA Unknown ~15 seconds Beautiful formation with stunning lights in Sidney, Iowa, seen more than once. 12/3/15
11/4/15 01:00 Granger IA Light 30 seconds Was watching a movie in bed facing the window looking towards the eastern skyline when a streak of bright white light went downwards. 11/6/15
10/20/15 10:00 Sioux City IA Unknown 10 minutes Unknown craft observed with red blinking lights 10/29/15
10/18/15 08:00 Dubuque IA Fireball 10 minutes Orange fiery globes, travelling in the same path 10/29/15
10/11/15 23:00 Sioux City IA Fireball a green streaming light I saw a green streaming light, looked as if it had a tail. Came from the east ,going west. Crossed over I 29 an it disappeared . 10/16/15
10/10/15 20:30 Muscatine IA Light 2-3 seconds Bright light in the sky. 10/16/15
9/29/15 21:00 Cedar Falls IA Other 5 minutes My brother and I saw a translucent white boomerang shaped object fly soundlessly across our sky in Cedar Falls, IA at the location of C 10/2/15
9/28/15 02:44 Cedar Rapids IA Unknown 5 minutes Blue light, then followed by a bright flash, before disappearing. 9/29/15
9/26/15 23:15 Maryville IA Other 10 minutes Craft spotted very distantly NNE of Lake Mozongo outside of Maryville. The craft consisted of 2 vertical parallel light formations with 9/29/15
9/15/15 21:00 Des Moines IA Other 2 minutes I work nights at a lighted driving range in the Des Moines, IA area. One night as I was walking around outside I noticed a very small 3/4/16
9/9/15 07:45 Frederika IA Light 3 minutes Driving on 63 N noticed bright light in the sky above Frederika as I watched light flash was gone and saw sigar shape craft it lit up 9/11/15
9/4/15 22:15 Muscatine IA Triangle 5 seconds Triangle shaped pinkish peach lights flying in arrow shape. low lights not bright but still obviously visable! 9/11/15
8/21/15 23:45 Keokuk IA Triangle 3-5 hours Triangle UFO, two airplanes, other UFO, two trails away from triangle UFO 8/27/15
8/16/15 23:00 Cedar Rapids IA Circle 12 minutes Bright orange lights moving from NW to SE very slowly 8/27/15
8/15/15 21:42 Ames IA Diamond 1 minute Clearly visible white diamond heading East turn to red as it quickly distanced prior to disappearing. No flashing, very vivid. 8/27/15
8/11/15 00:00 Council Bluffs IA Sphere ~1 hour Slow-moving to the north, with red flashing lights. 8/13/15
8/6/15 23:15 Newton IA Diamond 45 seconds A bright light just appeared. 8/13/15
8/4/15 21:40 Centerville IA Light 4-5 minutes My dog, and I were out at the lake, the moon was nearly full and I wanted to take pictures of it, so we were out there in the dark. 8/13/15
8/3/15 21:45 West Point IA Circle 1.5 minutes Round/circular orange object, north to south. 8/6/15
7/30/15 12:37 Des Moines IA Disk 5 seconds Five shiny saucer like, tear drop objects in formation outside an airplane window. 8/27/15
7/29/15 13:32 Waterloo IA Sphere 1 minute Looked like 15-16 spheres which had translucent colors. Rotated around each each other slowly then disappeared; reappeared. 7/31/15
7/29/15 02:30 Cedar Falls IA Formation Hour Question Mark Formation in the East. 8/6/15
7/20/15 00:00 Centerville IA Fireball 2 minutes Fireball transformed to bird with fire wings and fire tail. 8/13/15
7/18/15 22:20 Council Bluffs IA Sphere 1 second Bright white orb seen from Madison Ave.. 7/23/15
7/13/15 23:00 Dubuque IA Light 15 minutes Large craft moving then ceasing along w/ some sort of lighted craft that entered the view of the 'star' lit like craft. 7/17/15
7/4/15 22:30 Cedar Rapids IA Light 20 seconds Two separate, red circular lights seen after July 4th fireworks over Cedar Rapids 7/6/15
6/28/15 22:00 Cedar Rapids IA Light 15-20 minutes 2 bright lights with flashing lights on sides. Hovering in western sky. ((NUFORC Note: Venus and Jupiter. PD)) 7/3/15
6/22/15 22:30 Brayton IA Sphere 5-8 minutes A foggy sphere in the sky. ((NUFORC Note: Probably an out-gassing event from a spent rocket. PD)) 6/24/15
6/5/15 22:00 Little Rock IA Circle 3-5 minutes A low-flying UFO spotted 1 mile north of Little Rock and heading SE towards Sibley. Circular in shape with many flashing white lights. 6/15/15
6/3/15 20:40 Steamboat Rock IA

((NUFORC Note: No information provided by the source. PD)) 6/5/15
5/26/15 23:30 Sanborn IA Oval 5 minutes 3 reddish oval shaped with white lights inside them being followed by a black suburban. 5/29/15
5/13/15 22:00 Rockford IA Triangle 7 minutes Flying object shaped as a triangle, with bright white lights in the front of it and blinking lights on each end. 5/22/15
5/13/15 21:00 Sioux City IA Sphere 4 seconds Ball of light, strange maneuvering, disappeared. 5/22/15
4/27/15 21:15 Manchester IA Cylinder 1 minute 4 witnesses to what first appeared to be a star in the west sky. The bright light then started moving alarmingly fast in a west to east 4/30/15
4/5/15 18:45 North Liberty IA Light 90 seconds Bright flying object. no sound. bright flash. 4/8/15
4/1/15 20:00 Fredericksburg IA Sphere 20:00-07:00 For over a year myself and other employees have watched 3 same lights over part of our town from 20:00-0700.. 9/25/15
3/29/15 09:55 Oskaloosa IA Light 1 minute Bright lights in the night sky going really fast. 4/3/15
3/7/15 22:00 Coralville IA Formation 120 seconds Red lights in arch formation, low altitude, slow speed, no sound. 3/13/15
2/3/15 17:30 Cedar Rapids IA Light 5 minutes Strange, lighted object in Cedar Rapids 2/6/15
1/26/15 17:29 Fort Dodge IA Unknown 2 seconds Me and my mother were looking outside to the west cause the clouds were orange and pinkish colors. We were taking pictures of how Beaut 1/30/15
1/23/15 23:23 Platsmouth (near; on Hwy S 29) IA Disk 1 minute White saucer, blue lights, round, smooth looking material, exit on S 29 between Tabor and Platsmouth exits. Was beautiful. 1/26/15
12/25/14 20:30 Dubuque IA Sphere 2 minutes Green orb came into sight, stopped in the sky, and started blinking; then took off. 1/7/15
12/25/14 16:25 Cedar Rapids IA Cylinder 4 minutes White wingless silent cylinder moved at constant speed without contrail along an apparent straight flight path. 1/7/15
12/18/14 00:00 Charles City IA Light 6 minutes Lights hovering. 12/18/14
12/12/14 17:30 Sioux City IA Other 180 seconds Silent Matte Black Square. 12/18/14
12/3/14 06:50 Colwell IA Light 5 minutes Reddish light fixed to the North, disappeared, returned as clear green light a mile to the East. 12/5/14
11/23/14 21:55 Oskaloosa IA Unknown 25 seconds I was watching a movie and noticed out of the corner of my eye, through the window, something in the sky. I ran to the window. 11/26/14
11/19/14 22:00 Dubuque IA Unknown 2-3 minutes If you ever watched animal planet and seen the deep sea jellyfish glowing in the dark it was like that but shaped like big football. 11/26/14
11/14/14 21:00 Asbury IA Formation 15 minutes A large cluster of 50+ red objects were sighted or 11/14/2014 in Asbury, Iowa. 11/21/14
11/12/14 11:30 Waterloo IA Cigar 2 minutes ((HOAX??)) It flew low just above the trees. It a dark grey it moved fast with no sound. It was huge. 11/14/14
11/8/14 21:30 Des Moines IA Unknown 3 minutes Driving along I-80 west bound and saw about 7-9 bright red lights floating in the sky at about the height that a helicopter would fly. 11/14/14
11/8/14 21:30 Urbandale IA Sphere 20 seconds 3 glowing orange orbs floated above the interstate at a low level. Moving very slowly. Sky was clear and they were very distinct. 11/14/14
11/4/14 23:45 Urbandale IA Triangle 2 seconds Light-weight triangle with organized lights flys low altitude over Urbandale, IA. 11/6/14
10/28/14 22:00 Urbandale IA Triangle 2 minutes Faint boomerang object with no sound, no lights gliding through the sky at a high rate of speed. 11/6/14
10/21/14 22:25 Mason City IA Fireball 5-7 minutes At around 22:25 my wife and I are getting I the car to go to work when we saw an orange fireball in the west sky traveling g from south 11/6/14
10/21/14 20:15 Ames IA Light 30 minutes Bright red and orange lights and rapid chaotic movement. 11/6/14
10/21/14 00:10 Ankeny IA Triangle 05 seconds Amber lit triangle passes above Ankeny,IA. 11/6/14
10/18/14 23:00 Marion IA Light 2-5 minutes Orange/white spheres seen by nurse and other neighbors hovering 11/6/14
10/9/14 21:00 Cedar Falls IA Triangle >15 minutes Possible UFO Sighting in Iowa, October 9, 2014. 10/10/14
10/8/14 21:00 Cedar Rapids IA Disk ~1 minute Fast flying UFO. 10/10/14
10/8/14 18:58 Hedrick IA Unknown 6 minutes Light. 10/10/14
10/8/14 05:21 Chariton IA Cigar 7-8 seconds Cigar shaped object, with three white-ish then blue-ish lights in the back, moving from W to SE for 7-8 sec. 10/10/14
10/5/14 14:30 Ames IA Circle 5 minutes Saw a silver circle go back and forth in the distance. That it was a plane but there was no jetstream. Would go across left and disappe 10/10/14
9/21/14 21:30 Iowa City IA Light 3 minutes Pulsing orange yellow light moving in a straight line. thought it must be a helicopter, but no sound. It abruptly changed directions 9/25/14
9/12/14 03:08 Montrose IA Other 3-5 minutes Bow Tie shaped craft near Montrose, Iowa. 9/25/14
9/7/14 23:31 Cedar Rapids IA Other 1 minute Boomerang/cresent crescent shape object absorbs dense white cloud in seconds in a blue sky 9/10/14
9/4/14 22:15 Melbourne IA Oval 10 seconds Orange oval. 9/5/14
9/4/14 21:11 Iowa City IA Light 1 hour Red white and blue strobing; far away. I thought I was watching an exploding star. ((NUFORC Note: "Twinkling" star? PD)) 9/5/14
8/31/14 21:30 Sabula IA Chevron 3 minutes Sabula, Iowa, chevron shaped craft. 9/5/14
8/31/14 20:50 Bettendorf IA Circle 10 seconds Large round red-orange glowing or burning object, shooting very fast through the sky going north, bigger than a plane & faster. 9/5/14
8/29/14 23:52 Des Moines IA Circle 15 minutes Three white shaped circles. Motion was circular. One would disappear and reappear. 8/31/14
8/27/14 05:15 North Liberty IA Diamond 1 minute Square, didn't move, low flying, solid. 8/29/14
8/26/14 22:00 Bettendorf IA Triangle 5 seconds At first I thought it was a shooting star. Then the colors changed and I noticed it wasn't falling but rising. It stopped. 8/29/14
8/8/14 03:30 North Liberty IA Circle 00:45 2 round, very large objects traveling at alarming speed through cloud ceiling. 8/22/14
7/26/14 01:00 Sumner IA Fireball 2-4 minutes Fireball changing speed and direction witnessed by two near Sumner, IA. Second sighting at this location. 8/1/14
7/21/14 22:54 West Des Moines IA Fireball .45 Orange burning ball traveling north. At one time the ball shot eastbound then continued northbound. 7/26/14
7/4/14 22:00 Dubuque IA Fireball 1 minute Fireball shot across the sky with a Northern trajectory. 7/11/14
7/4/14 22:00 West Branch IA Cylinder 6 minutes 3 red lights 1 bright white one and 1 dim white one. 7/5/14
7/4/14 21:30 Des Moines IA Light 15 seconds Me, my wife, and another couple, as well as our small children were waiting for a fireworks display on the 4th of July. The night sky w 7/20/14
7/1/14 23:00 Waterloo IA Fireball 5-10 minutes Orange circles that appeared within, I think, the other. 9/6/19
6/20/14 21:25 Cedar Rapids IA Chevron 2 minutes Chevron shape with red and green lights flying in odd patterns. 6/24/14
6/19/14 22:00 Lenox IA
2 minutes Disappmall orange ball of light flying from West 2 south east.very slow movingthen simply disappearing 6/20/14
6/14/14 22:30 West Branch IA Sphere <5 minutes While walking my dogs at approx. 10:30pm N of town, a bright red sphere came from the E heading it got closer the br 6/20/14
6/14/14 13:50 Des Moines IA Disk 1 minute Large silent dark object in sky producing strange cloud behaviour. 6/20/14
6/6/14 21:45 Ankeny IA Light 2-3 minutes A single, bright orange light moving from west to east changing speed, then turning north and vanishing. 6/13/14
6/6/14 03:25 Waterloo IA Circle 2-3 minutes One small, white ball of light. No noise. Moved slowly across the sky, roughly 75-100 yards above a 3rd floor apartment balcony. Moved 6/6/14
6/2/14 22:25 North Liberty IA Fireball 1 minute Red/Orange fireball craft over North Liberty, IA. 6/4/14
5/31/14 22:36 Polk City IA Circle 2 minutes Fireball UFO seen over Big Creek in Polk City, Iowa. 6/4/14
5/26/14 01:08 Cedar Rapids IA Unknown 00:02 Red-orange light over Cedar Rapids, Iowa, under partly cloudy sky, moving from west to north. 6/4/14
5/24/14 21:30 Mason City IA Oval 10 minutes Hovered from east stopped went north 1..then 3 minute 2. and 3rd one 3 minutes saw me..oval fire color. 6/4/14
5/17/14 00:00 Dubuque IA Disk hiking To quiet to be any kind of airplane, or helicopter, for being so close to us. 6/4/14
5/13/14 22:58 Altoona IA Fireball 10 seconds Orange-red fireball streaking across the night sky faster than an airplane. 6/4/14
5/11/14 20:30 Muscatine IA Sphere 5 minutes Here is our descriptions: red-orange looking big sphere with smaller. 6/4/14
4/25/14 22:20 Cedar Falls IA Light 2-3 minutes Amber light. 5/2/14
4/12/14 21:21 Cedar Rapids IA Disk 5 minutes White/blue/green object and orange objects flying fast and changing direction too quickly. 4/18/14
4/12/14 21:21 Cedar Rapids IA Circle 5 minutes Two crafts spotted above Cedar Rapids. 4/18/14
4/10/14 21:30 Burlington IA Light 15-20 seconds Seen a bright light that seemed to be above tree top or low in the sky moving from north to south slow then it just disappeared. 6/4/14
4/7/14 21:05 Iowa City Hwy 218 north, I-380 north, Cedar Rapids) IA Other 50 minutes Three objects seen initially, two observed while travelling north, and one low and hovering craft was observed east of my apt. bldg. 4/11/14
4/3/14 20:28 Dubuque IA Circle 2 minutes Round object moving slowly across sky and goes opposite direction in a second. ((NUFORC Note: Model airplane?? PD)) 4/11/14
3/30/14 10:30 Cedar Falls IA Triangle 15-30 seconds Low-flying, brisk moving, silent, boomerang/triangular shaped set of lights in a number of approximately 10-20 total lights. 4/4/14
3/29/14 20:35 Decorah IA Sphere 1 minute Two amber colored orbs moving together. 4/4/14
3/29/14 10:50 Des Moines IA Chevron 5 seconds 5 orange lights in a chevron shape 4/4/14
3/28/14 18:30 Riverside IA Fireball 10 seconds Fireball seen in rual Riverside Iowa 4/4/14
3/15/14 22:00 Ankeny IA Cone 10 minutes White spherical flying object seen flying East at a steady fast pace. 7/26/14
3/11/14 20:36 Des Moines IA Disk 33 seconds Disc shaped object flashing red and blue lights. 3/18/14
3/10/14 04:00 Ainsworth IA Triangle 3 minutes TRIANGLE CRAFT SEEN AGAIN IN AINSWORTH! 3/18/14
2/9/14 19:37 Clinton IA Circle 7 seconds I was walking downtown. The sky was riddle with shinny stars,as I was walking ,I had been looking at the ground. In the back of my mi 2/14/14
1/13/14 18:30 Boone IA Triangle 4 minutes Saw in S sky over town bright light thought was air craft lights turnd to blue and red dimmed. stoped at trafic light observed c 1/16/14
1/13/14 18:00 Sioux City IA Circle 2 minutes 4 bright orange balls of light moving silently through the sky - about the height a helicopter would fly. 1/24/14
1/2/14 19:05 Des Moines IA Unknown 5-7 seconds In Des Moines Iowa white/red light, shot up like a firework, stopped, then zoomed away. 1/10/14
12/18/13 21:45 Ames IA Changing 3 minutes 3 lighted, circular objects flying over city on a clear night, 1 appears to expand and descends to outskirts of town. 12/23/13
12/18/13 04:00 Ainsworth IA Triangle 3 minutes TRIANGLE OBJECTS HOVERING IN CORNFIELD. 12/23/13
11/30/13 20:00 Arlington IA Unknown 1.5-2 minutes Bright orange light seen traveling NW to SE by 2 civilians in NE Iowa. 12/2/13
11/28/13 21:25 Humboldt IA Formation 1 minute Orange lights in a spread formation. 12/2/13
11/17/13 01:30 Cedar Rapids IA Circle at night November 17 12:55 to 1:30am i was up my boyfriend was asleep and i cant sleep and i decide to go outside have a fresh air and some rea 11/20/13
11/17/13 00:00 Des Moines IA Sphere 2 minutes Large red/orange sphere seen above Des Moines, Ia. 11/20/13
11/16/13 20:30 West Des Moines IA Light 3 minutes Eight to ten stationary orange lights over West Des Moines, IA 11/20/13
11/16/13 20:25 West Des Moines IA Formation 1 minute 10 red orb/lights ranging across the entire northern sky traveling at the same speed and vanishing within 15 seconds. 11/20/13
11/16/13 09:45 Ames IA Circle 45 minutes Green, red, and white lights f rom object hovering in the sky. 11/20/13
11/15/13 21:34 Des Moines IA Light 2 minutes 20+ flying objects in Des Moines Iowa. 11/20/13
11/15/13 21:20 Des Moines IA Light 5 minutes 30-40 glowing, orange lights drifted across the sky, very low, over Des Moines, not losing altitude until they passed from view. 11/20/13
11/15/13 18:00 Waterloo IA Other 10-15 seconds Half disc like shape with a pale green glow that had movement I've never seen before. 2/21/14
11/11/13 23:56 Iowa city IA Diamond Ongoing It's way up and just hanging there blue red and flashing, been in about the same place for 10 minutes. 11/20/13
11/10/13 00:15 Carter Lake IA Triangle 4 seconds Transparent triangle object heading southeast. 11/11/13
10/28/13 04:00 Lake City IA Light 1 hour odd moving light in the sky 11/11/13
10/25/13 22:15 Waukee IA Circle 7 minutes Multiple bright yellow-red circular lights sighted travelling SW to NE over Waukee towards Des Moines. 11/11/13
10/25/13 20:00 Des Moines IA Triangle 8-10 seconds Large low-flying craft with orb like lights in a cross shape. 11/11/13
10/24/13 22:40 Waterloo IA Triangle 1 minutes Triangular aircraft with yellow and red lights. 11/11/13
10/13/13 23:30 Sheldon IA Circle 5 minutes Ashton, Iowa sighting. 10/23/13
10/13/13 18:57 Council Bluffs IA Light 8 minutes Three white orange lights in the Western sky that formed a triangle then moved into a line before disappearing. 10/14/13
10/13/13 18:57 Council Bluffs IA Formation 8 minutes 3 bright white amber lights forming a perfect triangle and moving into an arch without a vapor trail. 10/14/13
10/11/13 06:13 Ankeny IA Circle 2 minutes Two slow moving star-like objects suddenly accelerated to light speed heading towards Jupiter 10/14/13
10/1/13 22:30 Waterloo IA Triangle 1 minute My girlfriend and I witnessed a bright orange triangular light in the sky. 10/3/13
9/26/13 19:00 Davenport IA Light 10 minutes Western sky, bright light contrails under it then under contrails was another bright oval light moving only vertical in the sky! 9/30/13
9/23/13 01:00 Waterloo IA Other 2 hours Moving lights in the sky seen in different variations. 9/30/13
9/21/13 22:00 Des Moines IA Light 10 minutes Orange/red lights hover over Des Moines. 9/30/13
9/21/13 19:30 Bettendorf IA Circle 30 minutes No sound just bright light and movement faster than planes 9/30/13
9/14/13 14:00 Hiawatha IA Light 20 minutes Extremely intense, bright light moving very slowly across the sky at a very high altitude. 9/30/13
8/30/13 22:30 Des Moines IA Light 5 minutes 3 glowing red lights made formations and disappeared. 9/9/13
8/27/13 21:30 Cedar Rapids IA Light 1-3 minutes Lights resembled stars but moved in opposite directions then in circles.. 8/30/13
8/24/13 22:00 Des Moines IA Formation 2 to 5 minutes Orange Red Light Formations Over Des Moines, Iowa on August 24, 2013 at 10:00 p.m. 8/30/13
8/23/13 22:09 Davenport IA Sphere 3 minutes Fiery orbs/ spheres seen on two seperate occasions. 8/30/13
8/22/13 10:00 Fort Dodge IA Circle 10 seconds Bright white light disapeered away from the earth. 8/30/13
8/16/13 22:30 Dubuque IA Oval 10 minutes Beautiful orange lights that moved without any sound 8/30/13
8/13/13 23:30 Fort Dodge IA Cigar Few seconds A Glimpse of Rarity. 8/30/13
8/13/13 23:00 Dubuque IA Triangle 10 seconds Lights hovering next to Dubuque bridge. 9/10/14
8/5/13 21:18 Dike IA Light 4 seconds Blue lights of large size moving across the sky. larger than any meteorite that I've ever seen and very clearly blue in color moving fr 8/30/13
8/3/13 23:35 Cedar Rapids IA Cylinder 1 minute Flattened cylinder with blue glow 8/30/13
8/3/13 21:30 Dyersville IA Circle 15 minutes This blue lighted craft, with a bit of orange and it was over dyersville iowa on Aug 3rd 2013, hovered for a while at about 9:30pm, slo 8/30/13
8/2/13 20:45 Cresco IA Light 30 minutes Mysterious light in the Western sky. ((NUFORC Note: Venus?? PD)) 9/9/13
8/1/13 18:00 Winterset IA Formation unknown 3 lights in perfect formation 12/23/13
7/28/13 22:35 Cedar Rapids IA Light 30 seconds Slow white glow across sky in 20 seconds 8/30/13
7/26/13 20:00 Key West, Dubuque IA Light 10 seconds I was driving home from a friends waiting at a traffic light and saw a rusted orange ball move at high speeds in an irrational way. 3/18/14
7/24/13 21:35 Toledo IA Light 15 Lights circling over Iowa. 8/30/13
7/17/13 22:45 Iowa Cuty IA Triangle 10:00 This was not a human craft! 7/22/13
7/14/13 23:00 Davenport IA Fireball 10 minutes Fleet of "fireball" type ufo seen! 7/22/13
7/14/13 22:15 Mason City IA Fireball 3 minutes Slow moving orange/fireball. 8/30/13
7/11/13 23:00 Clarksville IA Other 4 minutes I see them nightly and they aren't that low but some higher and move fast and all over the place some blink colors and some move slow a 7/14/13
7/11/13 20:00 Cedar Rapids IA Triangle 1 minute 3 orange lights at dusk, moving in sync just over NW horizon, top two faded before bottom one. 7/14/13
7/6/13 11:00 Des Moines IA Triangle not seen; only photograph 3 lights formed a triangle over a field in daylight 7/14/13
7/5/13 21:50 Bettendorf IA Circle 2 minutes Driving on 53rd st, Bettendorf Iowa headed east saw 2 orange lights in the sky. One was hovering lower than the other, diagonally. Me & 7/14/13
7/4/13 23:15 Decorah IA Sphere 20-30 seconds Amber colored object moved slowly and steadily across the sky for 20-30 seconds. 7/14/13
6/29/13 20:38 Stanton IA Sphere 90 seconds Solid Sphere observed over Viking Lake State Park. 7/3/13
6/22/13 23:00 Creston IA Light 10 seconds Large white light moving quickly west to east 7/3/13
6/19/13 23:49 Stuart IA Light 4 seconds Green moving light. 7/3/13
6/17/13 23:00 Waterloo IA Fireball 5 minutes Glowing orange, orb like, fireball 7/3/13
6/16/13 22:30 Sioux City IA Triangle 10-15 minutes A triangular UFO was found hovering in the sky and remained there for several minutes until flying out of sight. 7/3/13
6/11/13 02:15 Des Moines IA Light 1 minute Bright white turning red/orange close to ground then disapearing by des moines airport. 7/3/13
6/8/13 22:00
IA Cigar 2 minutes Red white and green 7/3/13
6/1/13 09:30 Palo IA Unknown on-going Bright yellow, red, and green lights, weirdly changed to all white, these lights were hovering in mid-air. 6/2/13
5/11/13 22:00 Ainsworth IA Triangle 2 minutes 2 Triangle shaped crafts with red lights over Ainsworth, Iowa. 6/2/13
5/10/13 21:09 Des Moines IA Triangle 3-5 minutes Triangular UFO seen by family of 6 just south of Des Moines on I35. 5/15/13
5/10/13 19:00 Boone IA Light Few seconds I was by Fareway when I saw a weird light in the sky. It didn't look like an airplane, it just looked like a flash of light. 7/23/15
5/6/13 23:00 Cresco IA Triangle 5 seconds Silent and very fast triangular craft that was out of sight within a few seconds. 5/15/13
5/3/13 20:00 Hiawatha/Cedar Rapids IA Triangle 5 hours Multi-colored triangle, seen on multiple occasions and by multiple witnesses, this is not isolated to one day. 6/2/13
5/2/13 02:15 Fort Dodge IA Flash 5-10 minutes Flashes after thundersnow, coworker is missing. 5/15/13
4/28/13 23:30 Cedar Rapids IA Light 7-10 seconds Two "lights" from space circling and "dancing" around each other as if playing. 7/3/13
4/25/13 02:00 Mondamin IA Circle 1 minute Bright orange object hovered over timber then took off at high rate of speed. 5/15/13
4/20/13 03:20 Allendorf IA Light 30 minutes Bright light in Iowa sky 5/15/13
4/13/13 05:25 Webster City IA Light 1-2 minutes Non-moving, non blinking, yellow cluster of lights hovering 20 degrees above horizon, Hamilton Co., Iowa, 4/13/13, for couple of min. 5/15/13
3/29/13 03:00 Marion IA Changing 5 minutes Electric blue lights w/red triangle in center, and 2 smaller ones, 4/12/13
3/29/13 00:00 Marion IA Changing 5 minutes Lights of blue, like electricity, red triangle in center! 1 blue/1 white 5/15/13
3/20/13 04:00 Shelby IA Unknown 5 minutes 03/15/2013 around Shelby Ia.(near) 04:00 Blinking crossbuck lights and plane disappear 8/30/13
3/14/13 21:00 Arcadia IA Fireball 3 minutes Bright Orange Fireball near Arcadia, Iowa 8/30/13
2/12/13 21:25 Knoxville IA Triangle 10 minutes 3 medium bright lights in a triangular shape. Large circular light in center lit up and object moved, seemingly instantaneously to the 2/18/13
1/15/13 07:00 Fort Dodge IA Triangle 5 minutes I was watching out my window as I usually do because I see them every night. We werewatching four bright lights apeard hot pink and we. 2/4/13
1/9/13 17:20 Wheatland IA Light 7 minutes Large bright multicolored twinkling light just above western horizon. 2/4/13
1/9/13 17:20 Wheatland IA Light 7 minutes Observed large multicolored twinking light hovering in western horizon which disappeared after 7 minutes. 2/4/13
1/6/13 18:35 Cedar Rapids IA Light ~10 minutes 5 bright orange lights moving together, hovering, then disappearing quickly - no sound. 2/4/13
1/5/13 02:17 Cedar Rapids IA Circle 8 minutes 2 star like lights traveling slowly across cedar rapids sky. 2/4/13
1/4/13 03:30 Eldridge IA Unknown 10-15 minutes Craft hovered for approx 10-15 mins.; seemed to.change shape occasionally and also color from, green, red, blue, and white. 2/4/13
12/29/12 19:09 Waterloo IA Sphere 3 minutes 3 seen, 1 Orange globe coming from north, made sharp turn to east. Fast and quiet. 2/4/13
12/27/12 00:00 Iowa City IA Other Not Sure Two UFO sightings and encounters right by my own house. I think They were interested in me. 1/20/16
12/26/12 08:00 Hiawatha IA Oval 1:00 Oval flashing in the sky. ((NUFORC Note: Possible sighting of Sirius?? PD)) 2/4/13
12/21/12 02:15 Cedar Rapids IA Unknown A while Lights on southern horizon 12/21/12
12/20/12 06:45 Legrand IA Flash 10-15 minutes The bluish green flashes of light at the end of this snow storm were kinda freaky. 12/21/12
12/20/12 03:45 Cedar Rapids IA

Adult female witnesses the blue flash. 12/21/12
12/20/12 03:15 Cedar Rapids IA Light 20 minutes Astonishing Sound and Changing Lights Seen North Of Cedar rapids, Iowa on December 20th 3:15 A.M. + 12/20/12
12/20/12 03:00 Cedar Rapids IA

I just read an article about lights seen in Cedar Rapids Iowa at 3:00am of the 21st. 12/21/12
12/18/12 19:30 Des Moines IA Light 6 minutes Unusual flight pattern of a squadron of aircraft that defy gravity and G-force manuverability. 12/20/12
12/10/12 18:35 Des Moines IA Circle 3 minutes White orb dissapears into night. 12/20/12
12/8/12 06:15 Des Moines IA Light 1-2 seconds Fast moving silver light 12/20/12
12/7/12 18:40 Eldridge IA Light 2-4 minutes Five orange lights, like stars in the cloudy sky, hovered motionless over a small city in Iowa. 12/20/12
11/30/12 18:15 Kelley IA Diamond 2 minutes I was driving west of Kelley, Iowa. The first sight was an extremely bright light fairly low in the sky. I was trying to de 12/20/12
11/15/12 19:00 Fort Dodge IA Other Two nights Multiple glowing, pulsating orbs move like jellyfish and one metallic cigar shape ufo just over my garage, two nights. 12/20/12
11/10/12 17:50 Eldridge IA Circle 1 minute Bright orange/yellow with red trim circular fast moving quiet light. 11/19/12
11/8/12 21:30 Paton IA Formation over a hour A opening in space that formed a hole from which I could see many flying objects keeping the hole open. 11/19/12
11/6/12 21:00 DeWitt IA Unknown 5 minutes Very loud, invisible, and flying very low 11/19/12
11/6/12 20:35 Evansdale IA Unknown 2 minutes Slow moving object with numerous large lights all synchronized (Honey Comb in shape),travels over interstate 11/19/12
11/3/12 23:45 Des Moines IA Fireball 10 minutes 3 Bright Red Lights in a Triangle Formation 11/19/12
11/3/12 22:00 Mount Vernon IA Triangle 3-5 minutes My husband and I witnessed a large, very bright, amber colored light appear suddenly in the eastern sky. After hovering for a few momen 11/4/12
11/3/12 20:00 Cedar Rapids IA Oval 20 I had just gotten off my computer giving a testimony in the name of jesus christ, to someone who needed it was on the wrong path. 11/19/12
11/2/12 23:00 North Liberty IA Light 30 minutes Four white lights swirled in arcs across the sky, then were absorbed into a red/blue orb which sped away. 11/4/12
11/2/12 21:00 Estherville IA Triangle 10 minutes Orange lights in triangle formation over Emmet County, Iowa on 11/2/12. 11/4/12
10/30/12 00:00 Burlington IA Circle 20 minutes Saw big bright flickering amber light/object flying upwards that disappeared and reappeared with several planes sweeping the sky. 11/4/12
10/16/12 20:00 Fayette IA Teardrop 5 minutes Teardrop craft 1000 ft. from house in country, turned Amber before disappearing. 1/7/15
10/16/12 15:30 Burlington IA Triangle 5-6 minutes 10-23-2012 Burlington Iowa multiple traingular and saucer shape ufos seen over Mississippi river on 10-16-2012 at 15:30 10/30/12
10/16/12 02:00 Cedar Rapids IA Triangle 30 minutes An object in the sky moved gradually, hovering at times, flashing red, blue and white lights for 30 + minutes, 2 nights in a row. 10/30/12
10/9/12 Dubuque IA Diamond 5 minutes Driving hwy 61 close to dubuque airport saw 2 diamond shaped very bright blinking lights that moved and then disappeared 10/30/12
10/2/12 21:15 Clinton IA Circle 10 minutes Non flashing orange lights going westward across Clinton Iowa making no sound 10/30/12
10/2/12 13:00 Cedar Rapids IA Circle 10 minutes I was watching a hawk fly around and a round shinny object caught my eye. it was thousands of feet up. It was traveling north to south 10/30/12
9/27/12 22:30 Keokuk IA Other 2 seconds See thru small aircraft looking object, flying slow and low with no noise or lights 11/19/12
9/27/12 15:30 Badger (S. of; N. of Fort Dodge) IA Cylinder 10 minutes One rotating blade (but rotated very, very slow). No sound. 10/30/12
9/26/12 20:00 Vinton IA Circle 2-3 minutes I seen a circle object that was red, it shimmered like a fire. It was somewhat low in the sky and flew towards the west side of town an 10/30/12
9/25/12 06:24 Fonda IA Unknown 4 minutes White light object rises from tree line and elevates (4 minutes) and disappears. ((NUFORC Note: Bright planet in the E sky? PD)) 10/30/12
9/18/12 07:30 Cedar Rapids IA Oval 10 minutes Shiny oval objects no wings and no sound 9/24/12
9/8/12 22:00 Des Moines IA Light 3 minutes 2 Bright Orbs in the Eastern Sky moving fast and irregular. 9/24/12
8/27/12 04:36 Storm Lake IA Formation 12:00 am Huge formation with many smaller formations. Some brighter than others. 9/24/12
8/26/12 23:00 Bondurant IA Light 9:30ish I was laying in bed. I saw 3 lights in the sky. They seemed to be moving into a shape. One kept cycling around. As I went to take a pic 9/24/12
8/23/12 22:05 Waterloo IA Fireball 30 seconds One Fireball like object with an oscillating halo preceding it appeared at 9;05pm moving from South to North and another following the 9/24/12
8/18/12 20:00 LeClaire IA Rectangle 5 minutes Flickering red light that lasted for about five minutes, then the craft disappeared. 8/19/12
8/15/12 Council Bluffs IA Chevron 2 minutes No sound, no trail, fast to appear slow to leave. 1/7/15
8/13/12 21:00 Cedar Falls IA Formation 5 minutes We were outside in a swing viewing the south sky, 4 lights appeared in a zig zag pattern hovering for 5 minutes or so. The lights of a 8/19/12
8/11/12 20:46 Altoona IA Triangle 13 minutes Triangular shaped hovering craft with multi-colored flashing lights - seen for over 12 minutes. 8/19/12
8/11/12 20:30 Altoona IA
30 minutes Lights spinning in circles and flashing morse code like signals. 8/19/12
8/7/12 22:35 Iowa City IA Changing 1 hour Ufo spotted by IC Eastern airport. Round sphered shaped with 3 three lights view looked triangle. Slowly gliding came at car 8/19/12
8/6/12 22:30 Bloomfield IA Fireball seconds Large ball of light sighted above rooftops. 8/19/12
8/5/12 05:55 Decorah IA Triangle 1-2 minutes Super large boomerang solid lighted object moving very fast. 8/5/12
8/5/12 05:00 Des Moines IA Light hour or so Several moving lights over des moines, IA, blended in sky as if they were stars til they started moving.((NUFORC Note: Planets?? PD)) 8/5/12
8/2/12 23:18 Van Horne IA Disk 2 minutes Disk-shaped object seen above treeline 8/5/12
7/29/12 11:00 Winterset IA Fireball 5 minutes Sighting was seen by several witnesess. Appeared to be just dots in the sky bit as I drove closer to themthey appeared to be like balls 8/5/12
7/28/12 23:45 Cummings IA Light 30 minutes 4 white lights circling CCW coming together as 1 light separating and repeating pattern. ((NUFORC Note: Advertising lights? PD)) 8/5/12
7/27/12 04:07 Des Moines IA Fireball 5 seconds Green and yellow fall in an arc shape across the sky. very bright 8/5/12
7/23/12 23:55 Adel IA Flash 1 minute Pulsating light in the northern sky that flew in a non aircraft way. 8/5/12
7/19/12 00:07 Council Bluffs IA Triangle 3 minutes Triangle Ufo, with 3 lights on edges and 2 in center over council bluffs. Near the community college. 8/5/12
7/16/12 23:40 Mt. Pleasant IA Fireball 3 minutes Large orange/red fireball appears and travels in sky above and quickly disappears. 8/5/12
7/16/12 04:32 Ottumwa IA Light
I have seen three lights in northeast sky one really bright one bright and one that looks like a star going out you can see it every ni 8/5/12
7/13/12 02:26 Marshalltown IA Changing 2 minutes Unexplained reddish orange light over Marshalltown IA 8/5/12
7/13/12 01:24 Des Moines IA Unknown 10 minutes Floating white light with dim blinking light still in the sky with no sound. 8/5/12
7/10/12 22:00 Bevington IA Triangle 1 minute Triangular object with yellow lights hovering in air, along the road 8/5/12
6/27/12 23:30 Iowa City IA Fireball ~5 min Hovering fireball north of Iowa City 7/4/12
6/26/12 23:45 Eldridge (towards; going North on Utica Ridge Road) IA Triangle 5 minutes Triangle UFO over farmhouse and trees on Utica Ridge Road, towards Eldridge, Iowa 9/24/12
6/26/12 10:00 West Des Moines IA Light 2 minutes orange glowing object in clear black sky amazing speed 7/4/12
6/24/12 12:45 Bondurant IA Cigar 4 minutes Large cigar shaped object with lights in sequence from left to right then right to left traveling at high speed in a straight line 7/4/12
6/21/12 23:05 Davenport IA Fireball 90 seconds Two witness one amber fireball track south over the Quad Cities 7/4/12
6/19/12 22:45 Bettendorf IA Light 45 seconds Distant white "stars" moving across the sky typically S of the big dipper. ((NUFORC Note: Overflight of satellites, we wonder? PD) ) 6/20/12
6/16/12 23:27 Des Moines IA Circle 35 seconds 3 circular orange reddish lights in the shape of a triangle seen in Des Moines, IA near the State Capitol building. 6/20/12
6/15/12 02:00 Evansdale IA Triangle ~2 minutes Triangle shaped object called by military helicopters. 4/29/16
6/8/12 20:55 Perry IA Light 2-3 minutes Large sphere of light seen going over Perry, Iowa. 6/14/12
6/6/12 06:00 Lemars IA Circle 10 seconds Bright aircraft caught my eye at dawn in the west and flew east. Seemed to be closer than planes usually fly but crossed the horizon at 6/8/12
6/5/12 23:10 Muscatine IA Light 3 to 4 minutes Wandering white light flying north, while three red/white constant lights remained stationary 6/8/12
6/3/12 03:00 Cedar Rapids IA Light 5-6 minutes Dancing BRIGHT BRIGHT white orbs in the night sky. 6/5/12
6/2/12 23:00 Hazelton IA Light 15-20 seconds 2 Bright Lights Traveling at the Same Speed and Flight Pattern 6/5/12
6/2/12 21:00 Cedar Rapids IA Circle 4-5 minutes Strange Lights Across Cedar Rapids, Iowa Sky on June 2, 2012 @ around 9:15 pm CST 6/5/12
5/26/12 00:00 Mason City IA Other 2 to 4 min. acorn shaped with flames and a ring of white lights on bottom 6/5/12
5/25/12 01:00 Corning IA Cigar 15 seconds I was outside having a beer, and no I was not drunk. I was looking at the stars and saw three what I would describe as pen shaped objec 5/29/12
5/24/12 04:00 Burlington IA Light About a Min. Two lights seen flying overhead. 5/29/12
5/23/12 03:00 Des Moines IA Fireball 60 seconds While driving east on 80/35 near the Merle hay exit A large cherry red to orange fireball. It moved as though it may land in front of m 5/29/12
5/13/12 21:50 Des Moines IA Light 1min Came out on my deck and before me in the sky were approximately 8-10 orange orbs moving in a SW to NE arc. This grouping was followed b 5/29/12
5/13/12 21:45 Waukee IA Unknown unknown. It is still out star-like object, high in the night sky, blinking rapidly between red, white, green and possibly blue. ((NUFORC Note: Vega?? PD)) 5/29/12
5/8/12 22:30 Clear Lake IA Cone 10 minutes BLUE/GREEN/WHITE Flashing Lights - cone shaped in the Northwestern Sky in Northern Iowa. 5/13/12
5/6/12 15:30 Vinton IA Triangle 1-2 minutes Transparent triangular shaped object 6/14/12
5/4/12 22:35 Cedar Falls IA Sphere 30-45 sec. 2 yellow red glowing spheres moved against the wind in irregular motion and changing speeds, one dissappeared and the other flew away, 5/13/12
4/26/12 07:35 Pella IA Disk 12 seconds Ultra-sonic disk 5/13/12
4/24/12 21:45 Cedar Rapids IA Light 7 minutes My girlfriend and I just happened to be outside at approximately 9:45pm. We witnessed a bright white light move slowly from the NW sky, 5/13/12
4/20/12 20:45 Mason City IA Light 2 min Observed two steady red lights for about one minute that moved slowly and faded out 5/13/12
4/11/12 21:40 Reinbeck IA Light 1 min Bright lighjt manuevers over Iowa sky. 5/13/12
4/11/12 20:00 Ames IA Fireball 30 seconds A single fireball or ball of light with a slight tail or trail passed in an arc toward the ground. 5/13/12
4/9/12 21:45 Dysart IA Light 1 to 2 min. Lights in the sky over Dysart, Iowa. 4/18/12
4/9/12 21:45 Dysart IA Light 1 to 2 minutes Bright lights in the sky over dysart ia. 4/18/12
4/2/12 21:30 Ames IA Light 4 mins One white with blue light then two more same flight plan over Ames IA. 4/18/12
3/30/12 21:15 Story City IA Formation <10 minutes Group of 4 red/orange lights, becoming 3 lights then disappearing into darkness of space 5/13/12
3/25/12 00:00 Davenport IA Changing 4 hours Me and my friends just left a restraunt and we were at a stop light about 7:30 pm on march 24th 2012 and every single light shut off fo 4/18/12
3/24/12 08:45 Waterloo IA Circle 30-40 seconds Red ball of fire descending out of the sky and landing 5/13/12
3/18/12 21:30 Iowa City IA Fireball 4-5 seconds 3/18/12 9:30 pm, very fast moving orange small ball, zipped from south to north - driving west on I80 just before Iowa City 7/4/12
3/5/12 11:30 Davenport IA Oval 5 minutes Oval, hanging vertically above busy intersection in Davenport, IA at mid day. 3/13/12
3/1/12 20:00 Pleasanton IA Other 5-10 minutes Three of us in our home heard a deep humming sound; two of us went outside to investigate and saw red/orange strobe lights. 3/13/12
2/19/12 19:30 Clinton IA Circle 5 mins Two strange orange lights in the sky, unattached from each other, no sound 3/13/12
2/12/12 21:40 Ankeny IA Triangle 30 seconds Flying triangle really low to ground not making any noise, not an airplane or a helicopter 3/13/12
1/10/12 22:30 Ames (north of) IA Flash 3 seconds Bright blue/white flash north/northwest of Huxley, IA 1/12/12
1/6/12 20:45 Gilmore City IA Disk 8:00=8:45 Red/blue flashing disc in se sky. about 65 degrees just sitting there. ((NUFORC Note: Possible sighting of Sirius?? PD)) 1/12/12
1/3/12 21:00 Council Bluffs IA Light 2 hours Lights moving in a circular motion 1/12/12
12/29/11 20:00 Cedar Falls IA Light 10-15 minutes Bright golden light seen twice on the same road to home. 1/12/12
12/25/11 21:00 Cedar Rapids IA Fireball 40-50 seconds I saw a large fireball pass over my house at about 1000 feet --no noise, traveling about 15mph. 1/24/12
12/19/11 01:30 Pella IA
2-4 sec While in hot tub,looking east saw object,bar or cigar shaped, traveling north to south it veered off to south east speed like falling 1/12/12
12/17/11 18:00
IA Other 2 min Strange ball of light moving slowly across central Iowa. 1/12/12
12/14/11 12:30 Spencer IA Sphere 30seconds Green light ufo 6/20/12
11/14/11 18:05 Lafayette IA Light 15 seconds approx. Stationary High-Magnitude Light Dimming Out 12/12/11
11/5/11 19:00 Muscatine IA Light >15 minutes Bright orange lights moving slow across the sky. 12/12/11
10/29/11 21:30 Mingo IA Circle 2 min Saw a UFO landing on 10/29/2011 12/12/11
10/20/11 21:15 Muscatine IA Light 3 min. five bright yellow lights leading huge craft 10/25/11
10/15/11 20:05 Muscatine IA Triangle a few minutes Three bright lights in the sky in the shape of a triangle 10/19/11
10/11/11 19:40 Des Moines IA Light 90 seconds An unexplained, unidentified flying object. 12/12/11
9/30/11 11:36 Ames IA Circle Continued after viewing, White bright orb, (circular) craft in eastern sky, slow moving, at times still. Much brighter than any star, or planet, silent. 10/10/11
9/10/11 23:20 Sioux City IA Light 2-3 minutes Bright orange lights taking an unusual flight pattern and then disappearing in the same area in the sky. 10/10/11
9/4/11 23:25 West Des Moines IA Formation Unknown Ten lights in a strange formation moving east over I235 10/10/11
9/4/11 21:32 Waterloo IA Circle 50s 4 large orange orbs moving across sky 10/10/11
9/4/11 20:45 Tama IA Fireball 1 minute A fiery Red Orb like ball floated through the sky. 10/10/11
9/2/11 20:45 Des Moines IA Unknown 1 minute Sometime after 8:30, I went home with my mother and after parking in the driveway, I looked up (facing north) as always. Everything se 10/10/11
8/28/11 20:30 Waukee IA Other 3 minutes Bright organge light- goes off and looks atom-shaped. 10/10/11
8/25/11 00:31 Des Moines IA Egg 7 sec Siting looking at the stars was moving fast and steady rusty dark look no lights but had a glow and was heading west it came out of sig 10/10/11
8/23/11 21:25 West Des Moines IA Triangle 15 sec One multi-lighted triangle-shaped UFO sighted over West Des Moines, Iowa at 9:25 PM on 08/23/2011 by two people driving home. 10/10/11
8/17/11 23:20 Waterloo IA Circle 30s 5 witnesses observed a very bright light, then the object travel outward, then changed direction for a period of 10 seconds .. then sto 8/21/11
8/3/11 00:14 Ankeny IA Formation 20 minutes Triangle UFOs in formation around the New Highschool 8/7/11
7/30/11 21:10 Dubuque IA Light about 10 mins? Single bright, moving winking light and … ((NUFORC Note: Possible tumbling rocket/booster?? PD)) 8/7/11
7/23/11 22:10 Clive IA Oval 1:00 Orange glowing ball moving slow powerd by jet like flame 8/7/11
7/23/11 15:30 Council Bluffs IA Triangle 2min Object over council bluffs ia 8/7/11
7/21/11 11:00 Fairfield IA Light 01:00 I am a night sky watcher and I have seen a lot of military maneuvers and a few strange things in this area, but what I saw this evening 4/18/14
7/14/11 02:00 Ankeny IA Triangle 3 minutes TRIANGLE FORMATION LIGHTS OVER CHURCH ANKENY, IOWA 3/18/14
7/10/11 10:06 Bettendorf IA Fireball 4 minutes Saw 8 fireballs floating over Bettendorf high school in a group. After a couple minutes they dispersed. The appeared to fly or "drive" 7/17/11
7/4/11 20:30 West Des Moines IA Circle 3 minutes 2 red/orange spheres moving slowly appeared in des moines iowa. 7/17/11
7/3/11 23:40 Waterloo IA Light 1 minute Red light in the sky over Waterloo, IA 7/4/11
6/28/11 20:00 Ames IA Light 10 Minutes While taking my dogs out, I noticed a very bright light in the NW area of the sky, it was moving very slowly and at first I thought it 7/4/11
6/12/11 22:30 Waukee IA Circle 10 minutes Circular ball of light moved very slowly through the sky in a straight line with no flashing lights on it. 6/20/11
6/6/11 22:00 Dubuque IA Light 2 minutes Bright BRIGHT BIG white light w/ 2 smaller lights blinking red and orange 6/12/11
5/29/11 22:00 Davenport IA Triangle 2.5 hours Triangle observed hovering over davenport near regional airport 6/3/11
5/20/11 23:00 Sherrill IA Triangle 6 minutes Couldn't take one this craft shut power off to our and neighbors house all electrical devices also we malfunction i have a fuzzy video 10/14/13
5/17/11 01:30 Sioux City IA Triangle 15 seconds (approx.) Was outside late at night in a slightly drizziling rain when i caught sight of a triangulare object in the sky. 5/29/11
5/16/11 22:15 Davenport IA Circle 1 min Silent moving, dark, circular object with reflective bottom moving over houses in Davenport, IA. 5/29/11
5/5/11 07:00 Mount Vernon IA Unknown unknown I have a picture. 5/12/11
5/3/11 21:30 Davenport IA Egg 10min Bright Light over Davenport, Iowa. 5/12/11
3/30/11 00:00 Floyd IA Disk 30 min Unusual movement of unusually lit craft over Iowa farm field. 4/3/11
3/21/11 00:55 Des Moines IA Light 5 seconds lights (round shaped) in a v-shaped formation (5-7 in the v formation and one on the left side and another on the right side in front o 3/23/11
3/15/11 13:10 Ruthven IA Circle 3 minuets round shaped object with wing at top 3/23/11
3/14/11 21:00 Des Moines IA Other 30 secs A v shaped formation maybe 20 illuminated dots seen for about 30 seconds and then dissapeared 3/23/11
1/6/11 19:00 Iowa City IA Triangle 10 seconds Triangular aircraft with white and red lights. 1/31/11
1/4/11 17:15 Woodward IA Fireball 5 min Orange/gold lights that seemed to "leap frog" across the north western Iowa sky. 1/31/11
11/22/10 19:40 West Des Moines IA Light a few minutes 2 Bright Lights in Des Moines Iowa 1/5/11
11/10/10 09:00 Belle Plaine IA Cigar 1 minute I was in a field,looked up to the sky and noticed what looked like two all white subway cars hooked together. The object was heading No 1/16/15
11/4/10 07:00 Sioux City IA Light 30-45 seconds 3 white lights turn to 1 and wobble in the sky 11/21/10
10/30/10 02:00 Cedar Falls IA Light about 5 minutes Diagonal line of bending light seen above university from the moon on Hallow's Eve. 1/12/12
10/15/10 22:30 Waterloo IA Light 8-10min Bright orange orb quickly passing close by without sound. 11/21/10
10/12/10 22:30 Waterloo IA Light 2-3 minutes Orange orb came close. 12/23/13
10/5/10 19:00 De Soto IA Light 1 hour 5 amazingly bright light objects in bright redish/orange October sunset. in IOWA. 11/21/10
10/3/10 23:00 Dubuque IA Unknown 1 hr ok i didnt see it but i heard about it and was hoping you could find out more a friend told me that lastnight her friend seen a craft a 11/21/10
10/3/10 21:00 Dubuque IA Other 2 hours northeast sky colors flickering 11/21/10
10/2/10 02:12 Des Moines IA Diamond 25 minutes Single light multiplied then came together as a diamond then became one and disappeared. 11/21/10
9/30/10 13:05 Cedar Rapids IA Triangle about half a second Flying object in the background of our video in video class flies 100 yards in less than 1/2 a second 11/21/10
9/29/10 23:00 Sioux City IA Other 8 seconds 9-12 white lights glide from north to south across morningside sky 11/21/10
9/26/10 19:00 Audubon IA Oval 3 hours Three different bright lights that did not move, yet when seen with binoculars had red blinking lights. ((NUFORC Note: Stars?? PD)) 11/21/10
9/25/10 03:00 Cedar Rapids IA Circle 2-3 minutes UFO over Cedar Rapids 11/21/10
9/7/10 02:30 Mt. Pleasant IA Triangle 120 Triangular craft moving very fast in odd directions. 11/21/10
8/28/10 11:45 Des Moines IA Light Aprox. 10 minutes Solid and silent red light flying over Des Moines, Iowa. 11/21/10
8/27/10 21:30 Hiawatha IA Circle
we saw a circle aircraft moving west at 20 mph fly only 200 yards off the ground. 8/30/10
8/10/10 00:00 Washington (west of) IA Diamond 30-45 mins didnt get to w Hovering lights in western sky, Washington, Iowa 8/24/10
8/8/10 21:00 Dubuque IA Light felt like 10 mins but tim Two Orange Spheres moments apart, followed by smaller moving star like object, which became two lights moving together from another dir 8/24/10
7/31/10 22:00 Waukon (15 miles SE of) IA Unknown 5 mins Triangular/V-shape UFO spotted over North East Iowa. 8/24/10
7/19/10 22:20 Merrill IA Diamond 2 minitues Red/Bluish colored lights over Merrill Rural Areas. 7/28/10
7/17/10 23:00 Boone IA Disk 30 min Flying obects in ia sky 7/19/10
7/16/10 22:12 Carter Lake IA Sphere 5 minutes One brilliantly illuminating ball of light that float over our heads and shorty afterwards, vanished before our eyes. 8/24/10
7/7/10 22:10 Davenport IA Changing 10 seconds A green heat light traveling east to west. 7/10/10
7/4/10 22:15 Polk City IA Disk 10 Minutes Unusual light in sky 7/4/10 from Saylorville campground. 7/19/10
7/4/10 21:55 Polk City IA Other 5 mins total I was walking my dog before the 10:00 news, looked up at the sky and saw an orange glowing object. 7/10/10
7/3/10 22:00 Bonaparte IA Fireball 5 to 15 min. On july 3 2010 around 22:00 just before the fireworks show a orange and red orb just appeared over the des moines river and floated sou 7/10/10
7/2/10 18:00 Audubon IA Oval 4 Hours White bright light changing into an orange red light that flew back and forth, and then was gone. 7/6/10
6/30/10 23:45 Sioux City IA Light 15 seconds Strange disappearing/re-appearing object over Sioux city 7/6/10
6/24/10 22:15 Waukee IA Light 120seconds Bright Zig-Zagging Light over Des Moines, 6/24/10 7/6/10
6/17/10 20:00 Perry IA Cylinder 15 - 20 min 36 bright objects flying across the sky in a short amount of time 6/23/10
6/11/10 22:15 Bettendorf IA Triangle 1:30 three points of white light (triangle shape), no sound and very low directly above my house moving at maybe 70-80 knots 6/23/10
5/31/10 15:00 Campo IA Disk unknown Campo Colorado tornado photo 7/6/10
5/29/10 22:44 Iowa City IA Changing :30 Iowa city group of lights 6/3/10
5/29/10 22:30 Fonda IA Sphere Every Night The object changes colors and moves. ((NUFORC Note: Probably a celestial body. PD)) 6/3/10
5/13/10 22:30 Burlington IA Light 2:00 An object flew over my house it looked like a regular star but it was moving very fast no flashing lights 6/3/10
5/12/10 21:00 Keokuk IA Light 10 sec We were just sitting there at my brothers right after dark. When we saw what look like a light larger then any star in the sky. It appe 5/12/11
5/7/10 22:20 Woodward IA Triangle 25 mins Triangle shaped object hovering for extended period of time and then finally vanished. 5/12/10
4/14/10 22:15 Hiawatha IA Fireball 10 seconds Bright turqouise fireball rapidly descending at 15-20 degrees erupts into bright light and dissapears. 5/12/10
4/14/10 22:12 Iowa (unspecified location) IA Unknown 30 seconds Bright green light faded then turned to orange before disappearing. ((NUFORC Note: Location of witness not specified. PD)) 5/12/10
4/14/10 22:05 Lamoni IA Fireball 10 seconds Large green/red fireball over Lamoni, IA viewed from Graceland University. ((NUFORC Note: Probably a bright meteor. PD)) 5/12/10
4/14/10 22:03 Coralville IA Fireball 30 secs large greenish ball with trailing sparks moving level to ground altitude approx 500 feet. 5/12/10
4/14/10 22:00 Cedar Rapids IA Circle
Seen circle hovering and flashing red, blue, and green in southwestern sky. ((NUFORC Note: Probable sighting of a star. PD)) 5/12/10
3/18/10 20:50 Fort Madison IA Flash 5 seconds UFO Crashland in Fort Madison Iowa high school football field 4/13/10
3/3/10 07:10 Fairfield IA Fireball
Crash down of a red green firebal at 7:10 pm Wed. March 3rd north of Fairfield, Iowa being observed by 4 jets. 4/13/10
2/28/10 06:00 Batavia IA Sphere 15 minutes A UFO was seen to the north of our house. 4/13/10
2/13/10 03:05 Davenport IA Light Two at 10 sec. each Bright concentrated lights in two bursts, electrical disturbances, magnetic signs. 4/13/10
1/21/10 05:30 Saint Charles IA Other 15 minutes Witness soundless flickering lights moving NE in the clouds above. 2/14/10
1/20/10 07:45 Walnut IA Flash 1 minute HUGE Flash of Pale Blue Light & Loud Cracking Sound in Walnut, IA. 2/14/10
1/4/10 19:10 Cedar Rapids IA Light 15 min Two very bright white lights come close together in the northwest sky and one dissapears... 2/14/10
11/26/09 18:00 Shenandoah IA Light 2 minutes Two lights separated quite a distance apart, traveling in unison in a straight line from N.W. to S.E. 12/12/09
11/12/09 21:00 Sioux City IA Flash 1 Lights in the sky south of downtown sioux city 12/12/09
11/1/09 16:15 Ottumwa IA Sphere 30 mins round reflective object 12/12/09
10/20/09 23:00 Ottumwa IA Light 5 mins flashing light 12/12/09
10/8/09 23:00 Cedar Rapids IA Fireball 4 seconds Fireball or (meteor?) Might be something stranger. ((anonymous report)) 12/1/19
10/4/09 20:45 Eldridge IA Light 5 Minutes Bright orange object seen flying E/SE out of atmosphere. 12/12/09
9/25/09 21:15 Spencer IA Changing 60 mins Unexplained pattern of mult-colored lights that moved, diappeared, reappeared and has 7 Iowans believing that there are definately UFOs 12/12/09
9/20/09 02:00 Osceola to Kansas City IA Light until sunrise Bright fflashing ufo. 12/12/09
9/9/09 20:45 Ames IA Light 4-5 min. Lights moving at same speed as aircraft, but no running lights. ((NUFORC Note: ISS and Space Shuttle in formation? PD)) 12/12/09
9/8/09 20:00 Muscatine IA Light 3 min i was looking southwest i saw 1 bright light and 1 dim light seem that they were teathered together moving very fast across the sky fro 12/12/09
9/6/09 02:00 Newton IA Oval 3 minutes 3 bright orange oval shaped craft moving slowley over interstate 80 in Newton, Iowa 12/12/09
9/5/09 21:00 Riverside IA Teardrop 2 minutes times 2 Two Slow Flying Fireballs Within Seven Minutes 12/12/09
9/2/09 21:41 Keokuk IA Light 3-4 seconds A extremly bright ball of light shot across the night sky a couple of thousand feet in the air then diappeared. 12/12/09
9/2/09 01:00 Cedar Rapids IA Flash 45 min flashing blue and red lights, didnt move for an hour then vanishd 12/12/09
8/28/09 21:15 Ventura IA Unknown 1 minute Craft with flashing white, red and blue lights hovering low over town making no noise. 12/12/09
8/23/09 03:17 Fairfield IA Oval 3 minutes 5 lights in shape of oval traveled from southwest to northeast sky which looked to outline one object at 3:16 AM. 8/27/09
8/15/09 10:00 Eldora IA Rectangle 6 sec Large, horizontal, whitish rectangle seen during the day. 2/23/11
8/11/09 21:00 Des Moines IA Unknown 30 to 45 min Flashing and strobing object, flashing and strobing military jets, and two white lights moving above the Des Moines Iowa area. 8/27/09
7/25/09 23:00 Algona IA Light 2 minutes bright white light traveling north west to south east. ((NUFORC Note: Possibly the ISS, but it was visible only at 21:30 hrs. PD)) 8/5/09
7/23/09 22:15 Clive IA

Bright white light in the sky that got brighter, turned red and was gone. 8/5/09
7/17/09 10:00 Waterloo IA Fireball 7 minutes 4 Fireball-like UFO Seen in Waterloo Iowa, July 2009 12/12/09
7/14/09 04:30 Dow City IA Unknown 1 second green shooting star that led me to discover a light with blue and red strobes on it! 8/5/09
7/11/09 21:18 Clinton IA Light 5 minutes clinton, iowa ufo sigthing 8/5/09
7/2/09 00:00 Spencer IA Triangle 15 min white large trianglar shape. Able to move fast to keep up with the car. 8/5/09
6/20/09 20:30 Sioux City IA Triangle 30 minutes They made a triangular formation. 8/5/09
6/18/09 18:30 Arlington IA Light 4 minutes just a glowing on and off light that suddenly darted. 1/31/11
5/15/09 17:00 Dubuque IA Circle 5 - 10 seconds Red glowing ball taking off before thunderstorm arrived on location 2/14/10
5/2/09 03:30 Ames IA Light 1 hour Craft making 90 degree jagged cuts. 5/12/09
4/24/09 22:19 Dubuque IA Unknown 30-35 Seconds ((HOAX??)) All I could think was "OH ((deleted))!!" 5/12/09
4/20/09 04:55 Graettinger IA Other 5 minutes Palo Alto County Iowa 5 minute durating 5/12/09
4/6/09 21:00 Clive IA Sphere 3 seconds veering shooting star? 4/14/09
3/19/09 06:20 Waukee IA Unknown 2-3 minutes pulsating, glowing orange object floating to the northwest of waukee, ia 4/14/09
3/18/09 20:13 Webster City IA Light 10 secs Fast moving light over nightime Webster city. 4/14/09
3/16/09 21:30 Dubuque IA Formation 10 seconds Chain formation of objects at very high altitude and speed, changing to cluster formation as they moved. 3/19/09
3/15/09 23:00 Muscatine IA Triangle 20 seconds Triangle object with 4 white lights silently flys through the sky very low to the ground. 12/12/09
3/14/09 23:30 Indianola IA Triangle 1or more hrs triangular flat shaped object,with lights blinking spantaneously. ((NUFORC Note: Possible sighting of Sirius?? PD)) 3/19/09
3/5/09 06:45 Cedar Rapids IA Teardrop pic Two objects iin the sky above Cedar Rapids Iowa morning of 3/5/09 3/19/09
2/10/09 18:55 Hiawatha IA Other 3-5 seconds Silent, colorless, tranluscent and of very large size flying at a elevation of 5000 feet. 3/19/09
2/2/09 09:00 Ottumwa IA Sphere 20 min Bright white sphere pulsing to a amber color 3/19/09
1/23/09 19:00 Des Moines IA Oval three hours object first appeared to be aircraft with search lights on. ((NUFORC Note: Venus?? PD)) 3/19/09
1/14/09 21:25 Perry IA Sphere 2 minutes Red-orange light above horizon that rose slowly and zigzagged before disappearing. 3/19/09
1/2/09 19:45 Perry IA Flash very short Very fast moving light(green), south of Perry, IA 1/10/09
12/28/08 23:30 Des Moines IA Light 2 nights Sorry, this was a while ago but I just found this site tonight.

Over Christmas break 2008 I was up late one night and went outside
12/28/08 18:00 Langdon IA Triangle 12/28/08 Tringlar lights over Langdon 1/10/09
12/20/08 17:00 Iowa City IA Unknown 2 seconds Bright opal colored flash in the sky oround Iowa City, Iowa on Dec. 20th 2008. 3/19/09
12/6/08 22:00 Ankeny IA Triangle
A bright light 10:25 faded out. 1/10/09
11/28/08 23:15 Sioux City IA Oval 2-3 Minute Rounded UFO Near Grandview Park in Sioux City 1/10/09
11/25/08 18:30 New Hampton IA Light 15 minutes 2 HUGE BRIGHT STATIONARY LIGHTS IN THE SKY. ((NUFORC Note: Venus and Jupiter currently are prominent in the sw sky. PD)) 1/10/09
11/21/08 03:00 Red Oak IA Teardrop 1-2 minutes a teardrop 1/10/09
10/28/08 17:55 Iowa City IA Unknown 1.5 - 2.5 minutes Late-Afternoon Object Not Depositing a Vapor Trail Unlike Several In-Vicinity Airliner Jets 10/31/08
10/25/08 22:30 Cedar Rapids IA Light 2 minutes Red light dimming in and out across the clear night sky. 10/31/08
10/15/08 21:00 Hancock County IA Chevron 1 minute About 7 lights in a V pattern moving across sky heading north, no sound, lots of other aircraft in the area after the lights left 3/19/09
10/2/08 20:00 Marshalltown IA Triangle 4-5 seconds October 2, 2008 just after 8 p.m. Marshalltown, Iowa, saw a black triangular shaped object, with round green lights in V pattern 10/31/08
9/7/08 23:00 Council Bluffs IA Triangle two minutes Sighted black triangle with three white lights and one red. Hovers, moves slowly, turns. Little sound. 10/31/08
8/31/08 01:20 Waterloo IA Light 35 min Over Waterloo viewed from Dewar and Oelwein 10/31/08
8/23/08 21:40 Fort Dodge IA Fireball 5 to 7 minutes Strange pulsing fireball low on the horizon. 10/31/08
8/15/08 00:00 Urbandale IA Light 2 hours plus Changing colors of lights above city. 10/31/08
8/4/08 21:30 Des Moines IA Fireball 15 seconds Red light over Des Moines, Iowa vewed from Mitchellville, Iowa. 8/12/08
8/3/08 16:42 Sioux City IA Disk 30 seconds Object seen within 1 Mile East of Grandview park in Sioux City(NorthSide). It travelled at about 400 ft in elevation in a N.E. directio 8/12/08
8/1/08 22:30 Des Moines IA Sphere 30 seconds My brother and my mom were with me as we saw a ball of light moving Northwest through the sky. It only lasted about 40 seconds. 8/12/08
7/19/08 20:00 Solon IA

These lights were visible in the early night time sky and witnessed by several observers prior to an advancing storm on 07/20/08 near S 8/12/08
7/18/08 21:50 Waterloo IA Fireball 10 seconds Flamelike UFO seen in Waterloo, IA 1/10/09
7/17/08 23:15 Urbandale IA Unknown 30 seconds Five Intense Beams of Light 8/12/08
7/7/08 21:20 Eldridge IA Triangle 30-60 seconds Small triangle shaped lights moving through sky. 8/12/08
7/4/08 13:30 Eldora IA Disk 30 minutes Very large disk shaped ufo stopped in mid air a number of times. 9/24/12
7/3/08 19:00 Atlantic IA Oval 10 min 07-03-2008 on a cloudless nite a star in sky above iowa moving in different patterns for 10 min 1/10/09
5/29/08 21:57 Solon IA Unknown 2 minutes object hovering with two bright lights that made no noise and disappeared into a while puffy cloud type formation and glowed. 6/12/08
5/20/08 01:00 Country Side IA Fireball
Two Brothers See Red Orbs Flying in Sky at Back Road CampSite. 10/10/11
4/25/08 23:51 Cedar Rapids IA Light 8 minutes Two bright lights with about four or five smaller lights scattered near it dissapeared after being seen for around 8 seconds 6/12/08
4/15/08 Des Moines IA Unknown
A light came in my window and wake me up and after 3 min it went straight up and out of sight. 7/3/13
4/7/08 22:30 Mediapolis IA Triangle 10 seconds An object flying from the south slowed down near our house and then quickly flew toward the NW 6/12/08
3/16/08 02:30 Little Rock IA Triangle 35 secs blueish green triangular object 0230 little rock ia going north then suddenly south lasted 30+ secs 6/12/08
3/6/08 18:30 Des Moines IA Unknown 2.5 hours 4 Fighter Jets continuous pattern. 2 F16's elongated N-S oval grid and 2 F16's elongated E-W oval grid. 2 craft leave fast after 3 hrs 5/15/13
3/6/08 18:00 Altoona IA Light hour Blood-red orb being chased by multiple jets. 3/31/08
2/19/08 19:10 Smithland IA Sphere 2 min bright blue sphere near Smithland, IA 3/4/08
1/17/08 Altoona IA Oval 2 min strange oval mettalic ufo 1/21/08
12/29/07 22:15 Altoona IA Unknown five minutes strange pulsing light over Altoona Iowa 3/4/08
11/23/07 22:03 Cedar Rapids IA Triangle 3 Min Triangular craft, two horizontaly level beams of lights, "Head Lights" I-380, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Near Eastern Iowa Airport 11/28/07
11/4/07 10:00 Cedar Falls IA Circle 5 seconds I want to believe..... 4/17/08
10/25/07 22:30 Marion IA Light 10-15 Minutes I was outside smoking a cigarette. I looked over to the field across the street. I saw the first object and thought maybe it's jus 1/21/08
10/20/07 13:00 Lamoni IA Unknown 0n video/football game I captured a dark object moving quickly across the sky (to fast for a bird)!! 2/14/08
10/20/07 00:24 Council Bluffs IA Chevron 2 Strange, Swift, 'Geese'. 11/28/07
10/9/07 23:00 Pella IA Flash
Light colored red flashing lights appeared in the sky in Pella, IA on 2 different days and times. 11/28/07
9/19/07 22:00 Webb IA Light 7min. Large orange lites in straight line formation coming on one at a time then going off simutaneously, no sound. Bt moving quickly. 10/8/07
9/19/07 09:30 Webb IA Unknown unknown five orange blinking lights 10/8/07
9/17/07 23:00 Des Moines IA Unknown About a half hour Green lit-up horizon with saucer like flying object. 8/12/08
9/14/07 05:50 Bettendorf IA Triangle 4 minutes Tiangular 3 white lighted object hovering with no sound 10/8/07
9/13/07 20:45 Keokuk IA
1-2 minutes A large red circle shaped object appeared out of no where and disappeared as quickly. 10/8/07
9/5/07 21:00 Cedar Falls IA Light 2 - 3 seconds Last Wednesday or Thursday, about 9 PM, I looked out my living room window and saw a ball of light streak across the sky. It was fairly 10/8/07
8/30/07 20:30 Keokuk IA Light 10 minutes Sequential orange lights in night southeastern night sky Keokuk Iowa 8/30/2007 1/21/08
8/25/07 05:45 Waterloo IA Light 15 Minutes White light, moving in different directions/speeds and stopped in the night/morning sky. 10/8/07
7/31/07 22:00 Des Moines IA Light 2 minuts very bright white light that slowly dimd then moved slowly to the north across the sky at high altude. Brightend again then disapered.t 8/7/07
7/25/07 22:30 Waukon IA Changing uncertain-15/20 minutes? Multiple UFO sitings cumulating in siting of an object that changed shape and "zigzagged" through the sky. 8/14/07
7/24/07 23:00 Ames IA Diamond 3-4 minutes Two silent objects over public backup water supply. 11/11/13
7/23/07 04:15 Cascade IA Light 2-3 sec This is my second sighting in July. This early morning I was traveling south out of Dubuque, Ia on highway 151 near Cascade,Ia. I as al 8/14/07
7/21/07 12:30 Cedar Falls IA Light 1.5 hours Four crafts, flashing red, green and brilliant white lights, hovering overhead, one making zigzag movements. 8/7/07
7/7/07 00:45 Ames IA Triangle 5 Minutes + Orange Triangular Craft in Pursuit 8/7/07
6/26/07 21:00 Rockwell City IA Fireball 21:09 Fire Ball 3/4/08
6/21/07 23:00 Correctionville IA Triangle 3 min triangular shape with 2 lights streaming off. ((NUFORC Note: ISS?? PD)) 8/7/07
6/20/07 21:56 Albia IA Light 8 seconds 2 points of lights resembling planets disappearing. ((NUFORC Note: Space Shuttle w/ ISS?? PD)) 8/7/07
6/19/07 23:05 Spencer IA Formation apprx 6 Minutes Twin glowing white lights silently traverse the sky in Spencer Iowa then fade out. ((NUFORC Note: Space Shuttle w/ ISS?? PD)) 8/7/07
6/19/07 23:00 Sioux City IA Light 30 minutes Outside on breezeless night with neighbors talking when several lights appeared across the sky. 8/7/07
6/15/07 13:00 Cedar Rapids IA Unknown 5 minutes Sun shining off of geometric shape, hovering still, over Cedar River in C.R. 8/30/13
5/22/07 20:10 Des Moines IA Changing 20-30 sec. Shape Changing Tube or Rod with Pursuing Military Jets? 6/12/07
5/15/07 23:40 Davenport IA Triangle 5-8 minutes Pyramid constilation UFO slowly move across night sky 4/18/12
5/2/07 03:10 Bettendorf IA Unknown 3 - 5 minutes Fats moving, pulsating lights 6/12/07
4/23/07 11:12 Des Moines IA Circle 10min Hazed lights traveling dew north in a clockwise position. 6/12/08
4/23/07 00:00 Marion IA Unknown 2 Minutes A strange short sirun noise with two massive jet streams of smoke in the sky in rainbow formation. 4/27/07
3/15/07 23:18 Ames IA Other 5 minutes Two white spheroids merged together while remaining distinct and hovered at a distance before disappearing after five minutes. 4/27/07
3/12/07 23:00 Monticello IA Other 3to4 min Blinking lights moving several different directions. 4/27/07
3/10/07 18:20 DeWitt IA Triangle 10 minutes object was traveling from South to North directly over town at a constant speed. 4/27/07
3/8/07 20:00 Keystone (rural) IA Oval 30 minutes 3/08/07 to 3/13/07 Rural Keystone Iowa Oblong Lighted object/ small star like fast moving objects multiple sighting 20:00 to 21:30 4/27/07
2/22/07 02:27 Des Moines IA Light 5 sec To fast to be any thing Ive seen as a point of light, two objects parallel in a turn. 2/24/07
2/19/07 20:00 West Point IA Circle 2 min. Large thin orange crescent with outline lights low in sky; changed size; possible mirage. 2/24/07
2/16/07 19:00 Cedar Rapids IA Formation 10 seconds Six to eight round neon green objects flying north to south in a v shaped formation at low speed and slightly higher than tree height 2/24/07
2/6/07 23:45 Cedar Rapids IA Cigar 30 minutes Power outage, flash of light and two soundless hovering craft 2/24/07
2/4/07 20:00 Bettendorf IA Unknown 10 seconds Fireball, illuminating as dropping to ground 30 degrees inclination from horizontal 2/24/07
1/31/07 01:45 Burlington IA Triangle 12 minutes Three bright lights in the form of a triangle with pin point lights emitted at corners. 2/1/07
1/15/07 15:00 Marshalltown IA Oval hour They seemed to react to each other the way that mercury does in its liquid form. 2/1/07
1/10/07 23:05 Council Bluffs IA Chevron 2 hours I was driving near the industrial estate when a bright light appeared on the horizon. It began to climb into the sky and grow larger. T 2/1/07
1/10/07 23:00 Council Bluffs IA Chevron 57 minutes the object darted around until it went over the horizon 2/1/07
1/8/07 15:56 Otley IA Sphere About 30 secs Observed unusual aircraft between Pella and Otley westbound on highway 163 around mile marker 36 viewed at a 45 degree from vehicle. Ai 2/1/07
1/5/07 22:08 Atlantic and Audubon IA Unknown 2 seconds A streaking light falling to the ground seen from east bound I-80 mile marker 69. 2/1/07
1/2/07 21:00 Adair IA Circle 45 seconds 3 orange donut shaped objects 2/1/07
1/1/07 00:11 Cedar Falls IA Light 3-5 minutes Strange light bobs up and down three times before circling around the east side of the city and disappearing. 2/1/07
12/25/06 20:47 Rockford IA Circle watched about 10 -15 min Dec. 25, 2006 8:45 P.M. Rockford, Iowa A round with blue and red lights slowly moved across the sky. 2/1/07
12/12/06 20:00 Iowa City IA Light 3-4 seconds extremely bright green lights that moved quickly across the sky and down to the horizon 2/1/07
12/9/06 21:45 Bettendorf IA Triangle over one hour 9:45 PM 12/09/06 huge triangle defined by white light pattern motionless about 7 miles south of Bettendorf IA 12/14/06
11/19/06 22:00 Waterloo IA Other 30 seconds silent objest with rippling effect 12/7/06
11/19/06 20:02 Hartley IA Unknown 1 min 5 liights in southern sky 3/8/07
11/7/06 20:30 Stratford IA Unknown 10 minutes Huge spinning yellow orange lights in the Central Iowa sky. 12/7/06
10/24/06 22:00 Fort Dodge IA Triangle Three hours Iowa UFO invasion! 10/30/06
10/1/06 17:00 Algona IA Unknown over an hour 6 people saw 2 objects in the sky that had lights and were flying in zig-zag patterns in the sky while staying in the same area. 10/30/06
9/29/06 Spirit Lake IA Light 5 sec High altitude orange light moving from zenith west to 30 degrees at incredible speed and rapidly fading. 10/30/06
9/20/06 23:04 La Motte IA Flash A few seconds Wierd flash of light 10/30/06
8/27/06 00:30 Winterset IA Disk 15 min The Closest thing anyone will ever come to a actual real life encounter. 10/30/06
8/12/06 22:00 Fort Dodge IA Oval 10 seconds Solid orb of light moving rapidly increasing in size and brightness then suddenly vanishes. 10/30/06
8/5/06 17:47 Waterloo IA Cigar 5-10mins Bright White/Sliver Cigar Shaped Craft sighted Iowa 10/30/06
8/5/06 17:40 Waterloo IA Cigar 4.5 minutes White Cigar Shaped Craft seen over Waterloo, Iowa 10/30/06
7/25/06 04:31 Urbandale IA Light 6 seconds Bright light 10/30/06
7/22/06 03:00 Des Moines IA Light 30-45 seconds Flash of white light turns into orb then dims to likeness of dimm star. 10/30/06
7/15/06 11:00 Ottumwa IA Light 20 min Unexplained object floating across the night sky 6/12/07
7/14/06 23:30 Harpers Ferry IA Light 2 nights Bluish-white basketball-sized light over Mississippi River and land close to Effigy Mounds natioal monument 3/31/08
6/14/06 23:15 Davenport IA Oval 15 UFO Sighting in Davenport, by the Sharewood apartments, and the Mississippi Valey Fair. 7/16/06
5/25/06 00:30 Muscatine IA Rectangle 2 mins. Strange object passing through Muscatine 7/16/06
5/22/06 21:35 Coralville IA Oval 1 sec a light and movement that I have never seen before 7/16/06
5/14/06 01:45 Newton IA Light 10 minutes Red dots in the sky 5/15/06
5/14/06 01:32 Newton IA Light about 10 mins Red dots in mid air 5/15/06
5/7/06 21:30 Davenport IA Light less than 1 minute I was sitting on steps leading to my house. I was facing west when I noticed a light moving from a westardly direction that was very hi 5/15/06
10/28/05 08:00 Eldridge IA Disk 30 seconds MISSOURI INVESTIGATORS GROUP Report: I saw a bright circular metal object in the sky which seemed to hover. 12/12/09
9/24/05 05:30 Fort Madison IA Light 20 minutes Recently my friends and I were on a mission trip just outside of Fort Madison, Iowa. We had just finished doing some work on a house wh 7/16/06
6/30/05 04:30 Sioux city IA Other 45 minutes I saw a barrel shaped object two hundred feet above morningside Lutheran church. It was n Not shiny. It resembled a 55 gallon oil drum 6/2/13
6/14/05 21:00 Council Bluffs IA Triangle 30 seconds Traingle UFO sighting clear veiw three witnesses and one stubborn person who wouldn't look 10/31/08
5/10/05 15:00 Holstein IA Unknown unknown Time manipulation after possible abduction.

500 Lights On Object0: Yes
10/31/03 21:30 Granville IA Cigar 3-4 mins 5 strange lights hoevering above ground 2/1/07
7/31/03 14:00 Des Moines IA Cigar 5-10 Seconds Cloaking Cigar... 5/15/06
5/15/03 21:00 Council Bluffs IA Changing 5 minutes Small orange light morphing into large triangle(4-5 stories thick) with bright lights on underside 11/21/10
9/16/02 06:00 Johnston IA Changing 30 min High flying objects spotted on Interstate-80 in Iowa on Sept 16th 2007 10/8/07
9/1/02 23:00 Des moines IA Light Hours When I was about 10, I had laid down in bed. I looked at the clock and it was almost 11 at night. I turned my attention to the tv and w 9/5/17
8/15/99 02:30 Centerville IA Circle 1 hour Bright Circle of Light followed me from Oskaloosa IA to Centerville, IA. 6/20/19
10/1/98 21:00 Clarinda IA Triangle 60 seconds silent and large UFO just above tree tops. 8/5/09
7/14/98 23:00 Shanadoah IA Triangle 20 Min Triangler Craft was moving from the east to west about tree top high over our house in the country outside of Shenadoah IA. 8/7/07
6/30/98 02:00 Indianola IA Diamond 1-2 MINUTES Orange-Copper Glowing Diamonds... 5/15/06
6/10/98 20:00 Mechanicsville IA Triangle 2 minutes V-shaped large hovering object. 5/20/16
5/1/97 22:00 Cedar Rapids IA Triangle maybe 15 minutes Cedar Rapids Iowa blue lights hovering in the shape of a "V" with no sound and two witnesses 3/4/08
12/19/93 18:00 Ottumwa IA Formation 8-10 seconds 1993 Evening Ufo sighting over Ottumwa, Iowa. Singular object splits in two, lights fly across sky. 3/4/08
5/9/92 22:00 Cedar Rapids IA Triangle 10 minutes Dark triangular object with light on "nose" and 3 underneath at the points. 11/6/14
4/30/92 02:00 Indianola IA Unknown 5 Minutes Strange Vibrations... 5/15/06
9/12/89 Waterloo IA Oval ????????? Bright light over my naborhood that made no noise at all but wasnt from here,woke me from a dead sleep. 9/24/12
7/1/89 03:30 Cedar Rapids IA Triangle 15 minutes approx. I think my sighting as a child may have something to do with my current abilities 7/5/08
10/30/86 13:30 Decatur City IA Triangle 2 minutes static electric shocks felt on the short hairs of my body 2/14/08
7/2/86 20:00 Fairfield IA Cigar 2 minutes I was pastor of a rural church. One of the members of the congregation and I were leaving a Bible study when we noticed a strange cigar 5/12/09
8/15/83 21:00 Shellsburg IA Triangle 3 hours Black v shape no sound verry slow and low 6/14/12
6/30/83 19:00 Akron IA Unknown Unknown I may have had a close encounter of the 3rd time in 1983 that I did not remember until a specific event happened that triggered the mem 12/21/17
9/12/82 05:30 Mason City IA Sphere 1 minute While helping on paper rout, early morning, right orange globe went down off to my right. 2/1/07
7/29/81 18:00 Vinton IA Triangle 5-6 hours It was Black as night, triangle shaped, with three lights underneath one in each corne 6/14/12
1/15/81 01:15 Davenport IA Cigar 21 min strange colered lights hovered before speeding away. 2/24/07
6/15/79 14:00 Dorchester IA Other 5 minutes Upright Y shaped yellow and black flying objects. 4/18/12
9/1/78 14:00 Sioux City (IA)/Sioux Falls (SD) (between; on I 29) IA Other 10 minute Landed UFO off I29 between Sioux Falls, SD & Sioux City, IA in late summertime 1978 8/30/13
8/12/78 02:00 Des Moines IA Triangle 30 seconds Boomerang shape many light made no sound. 2/4/13
7/15/78 12:00 Avoca IA Light 2 minutes Chevron-shaped retinal after-image after looking at the sun with eyes closed. 3/29/18
7/12/77 01:30 Des Moines IA Triangle 3 min never made a sound 6/12/08
7/17/76 21:00 Iowa City IA Cigar 70 mins 9 stars in the summer sky, 11/21/10
7/15/76 20:00 West Liberty IA Circle 15-20 seconds Circular orb sighting at close range (about 25 feet) that moved in a straight line floating above the ground 11/21/10
6/1/75 03:00 Iowa City IA Disk 10 minutes Silver disk high in blue sky over Iowa 1975 2/1/07
3/16/73 22:00 Reasnor IA Disk 1 hour Disc seen hovering above the clouds for an hour. 1/4/19
9/1/72 10:00 Onawa IA Disk 3 min Saucer shaped object with square red lights moves slowly over small Iowa town. 1/10/09
4/6/71 20:00 Osceola IA Disk 16 minutes ((HOAX??)) it was a flying disk it was tracking us the chararistic of the disk dont aply it followed us. 12/12/09
1/15/71 22:00 Sioux City IA Sphere 10 minutes My friend and I were on a country highway between Sioux City and Westfield, Iowa. We were coming up on a farmer's house and both of us 12/1/19
6/1/70 22:00 Westfield IA Disk 5 minutes I saw a UFO over a house, very close to roof. 5/15/13
5/1/68 13:00 Redfield IA Cone 30 deconds It was a nice day in may, it stayed directly above the railroad track. I just stood there watching the whole thing. 3/8/07
4/15/68 23:30 Silver City (near) IA Circle 60 seconds Large white light near Silver City, Iowa. 2/1/07
1/1/65 20:00 St. Ansgar IA Fireball 20 seconds winter nite wonder 2/1/07
9/1/58 21:00 Perry IA Triangle 15-20 seconds Triangular formation of red objects flying soundlessly across the sky. 6/24/14
6/30/57 13:00 Burlington IA Circle 90 seconds Slow travel when observed, followed by an abrupt direction change with unbelievable acceleration. 6/2/13