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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/30/1989 01:00 (Entered as : 06/30/1989 1:00)
Reported: 1/11/2006 6:00:36 PM 18:00
Posted: 2/14/2006
Location: Des Moines, IA
Shape: Disk
Duration: 30 min max
craft hovering over Des Moines River in Iowa

I can't remember much of this as I was a young teen at the time and personally was not able to see it myself, although I have been a witness since this episode around 1998 which was unbelievable, but I will go on with that later. Anyway, I do remember that this article was in the Des Moines register with a Picture of the Craft itself hovering over the River which is next to down town. This picture was very clear and ther was no mistaking that this was not something we created here on earth.I really cannot remember the exact date this happened(1980-1990's) but I do know this was a huge story that went on for a while but I am uanable to find anything out on the web on it. I am very interested in finding this story as I've heard so many stories from "the saucer was using the water to stengthen itself?" to getting power from the Electricity poles in the surrounding areas. It crazy some of the stories people can come up with. I'm positive these quotes were not something the newspaper had said and I am also not sure of exactly how long the ship was there but I know many people seen it driving across the bridges to get to work down town as did the traffic controller that moniters traffic from his news cam via helicopter. This was a huge thing. I'm hoping you can help me find more on this.

My other incident was in the late 1990's. Myself and a boyfriend at the time were standing outside talking on a warm summer night at a desolate softball diamond behind the appts I used to live in altoona, Ia. All of the sudden we look up and there is a flat shaped saucer. You could see the dimension of it so well due to the full moon. There were no lights on the craft that we could see. we both watched this as I would hover in one spot for 10-15 seconds then it would move straight to its left and stop and hover there where it stayed for much longer. At this point we went inside to get my dad to come out and see it adn of course he insisted we were seeing things and that we were. I grabbed an old telescopr that most likely was going give me no help since it was very old and we came back out where it was still there. I was so quite out side that it almost scared us but intrigued us even more. No sooner did I get the telescope out of its holder, the saucer shot straight out to the south and dissapeared. There is no way this was shooting star, or a plane or anything else made by humans as planes and such cannot hover in one spot and move at the speed of light with no noise whatsoever. There was not a trail, sonic boom, nothing. I am now 33 years old and to this day I believe in what I seen what not my imagination nor was it the person I was with.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))