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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/27/2001 22:00 (Entered as : 1-27-2001 10:00pm)
Reported: 1/27/2001 21:56
Posted: 2/18/2001
Location: Des Moines, IA
Shape: Other
Duration: 5secounds
Characteristics: The object left a trail, There was an aura or haze around the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object, There were electrical or magnetic effects
Grenn trailing orb seen in Iowa woods!

I'm seventeen and I just witnessed something very crazy. My friends and I were out four wheeling in my friends truck. It was some trails by the Des-Moines river. We were dirving back over this ledge, when plain as day, there was a green light in the sky. At first it looked like a green star. It sat there for about 2 to 3 secounds, then it seemed to fall from the sky, green light was trailing behind it. My friend and I started to freak out. I still can't belive that it happened. It was only two hours ago. Any ways the object was a perfect orb. You could tell that it had three deminsions to it. One of my friends and I are the only ones that saw the whole account. Another member of our party just saw it fall. My other friend that was driving didn't see any of it. We couldn't stop talking about it. My friend that was driving started making fun of us when hiw head lights cut out. We started to go up a hill and couldn't make it up it.I then looked back and I saw a flah of light come out of the woods were the object had apeared to fall. It was a bright flash that looked like a giant flame for about a secound.Nothing else happened after that.