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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/10/2013 21:09 (Entered as : 05/10/13 21:09)
Reported: 5/11/2013 11:01:41 AM 11:01
Posted: 5/15/2013
Location: Des Moines, IA
Shape: Triangle
Duration: 3-5 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Triangular UFO seen by family of 6 just south of Des Moines on I35.

After leaving Des Moines, Iowa on I35 south I noticed 2 bright lights to the east. It looked like bright car lights but didn't look like they were moving.

I then thought it was a tower with lights on it.

It then was moving towards us. It was about 1/4 mile away and about the height of the red beacon towers for planes. Me, my wife and 4 kids were watching this. Then about 50-100 yards before reaching I35 it turned north and we could see the bottom. It was a perfect triangle shape with lights at the points that were not blinking and 3 lights in about halfway from the flat sides to the middle that were flashing. It turned from flat to its side pretty fast but at a slow speed. It then was out of my view but the kids watched it until it was gone.

Last seen heading north towards Des Moines.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))