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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/15/1968 23:30 (Entered as : 04/15/68 23:30)
Reported: 1/6/2007 5:04:01 AM 05:04
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Silver City (near), IA
Shape: Circle
Duration: 60 seconds
Large white light near Silver City, Iowa.

I don't recall the month, day, or year, but I'm certain that it was in the late 60s.

I was a teenager, and I had just gone to bed in our home which was on a farm near Silver City, Iowa. I had not been asleep. I saw what at first I thought was a falling star. It became larger, and then I thought it was a meteorite. It didn't hit the ground, but rather shot back up at what I recall as being a 45 degree angle.

Then, It darted up somewhere over or on the other side of our house. I remained in bed and watched the sky. Several seconds later, it returned and darted over to an area where there are trees and a creek. I remember it as being a rather large white light and approximately the size of a one of those big therapy balls. I didn't hear any sound.

It moved along about half the heighth of the trees. It then zipped through the air very quickly over to a hill located from the same field that I first sighted it in. It did not land. I saw it spin several times for just a few seconds.

It then darted back up into the sky at about a 45 degree angle at about the same location as it first appeared. I went and woke up my mother and told her about it. We watched the sky for awhile, but it never returned. I remember that there were other reports of sightings around the Malvern, Iowa area in that year also.

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