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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/27/2005 23:15 (Entered as : 07/27/2005 23:15)
Reported: 7/30/2005 10:50:22 AM 10:50
Posted: 9/2/2005
Location: Ottumwa, IA
Shape: Rectangle
Duration: <1 minute
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object made a sound
Rectangle-shaped craft - silhouette

I heard a loud noise again, like an airplane flying over my house, and I ran outside and saw this huge aircraft. It wasn't above the trees or right below the clouds, it was about halfway. It had been a full moon about a week before, and a quarter moon the day after I saw the craft, so it was pretty bright out. It was also clear, no clouds in the sky at all. After I heard the noise I ran outside as fast as I could to see what it was. I about ran over my dad, so he wondered what was going on and came after me. He was in the Navy for about 20 years, and said it sounded just like a helicopter, but it sure didn't look like one. The craft seemed really big, bigger than a helicopter would be on the ground..maybe about the size of a rectangle-shaped airplane. There was a big white light in the front middle of the craft, and a big red light on the back left corner, and a big green light on the back right corner. None of these lights were flashing or doing anything, but they were really big and seemed too far apart and too big, even if it was a helicopter. Like stated in my last UFO post, I'm an avid believer of UFOs, but I'm 100% open to explanation. My town has a population of around 25-30k, and the only airport we have is municipal so airplanes aren't widely seen around here. The craft was flying south, and was out of my sight fairly quickly. Like I stated before, it was quite large, and it was like a silhouette..the corners and shape were very distinct. I drew up a recreation of what I saw using MS Paint: