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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/30/2015 12:37 (Entered as : 07/30/15 12:37)
Reported: 8/16/2015 2:05:36 PM 14:05
Posted: 8/27/2015
Location: Des Moines, IA
Shape: Disk
Duration: 5 seconds
Characteristics: There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Five shiny saucer like, tear drop objects in formation outside an airplane window.

I was on a two-hour flight from the east coast, to go to my grandmother’s funeral. I was sitting in the row directly behind the first-class passenger seats on the right side of the plane in the window seat. Since I was on a smaller flight, this put my seat to where I was able to see clearly outside the window and still be able to see the front of the wing.

During the majority of the time of the flight, I put my ear buds in and napped, as I usually do. About 20 minutes before landing, a bell went off waking me up. The bell was followed by an announcement, which caused me to remove my ear buds. The announcement said to please close the windows as the craft prepared to descend. Once this was said, the lights inside had dimmed.

I have been on many flights before and really thought nothing of this. I figured maybe the announcement to do so, was a courtesy to others who might still be resting, or due to the summer heat in order to keep the plane cool when it had landed. Regardless of what was said I kept window open, and watched the sights of the plane as it prepared to land.

About twenty seconds of looking at the flooding of the many creeks and rivers of the area, I witnessed five shiny silver “tear drop/saucer” shaped objects in a formation of four on the bottom and one on top. Each one was the same size, looking about the size of a mini van, but I could not tell how far away they were. They looked as if they were floating, but due to how fast the plane was going, they had to be moving at some sort of slightly slower speed than the plane.

I was definitely stunned and confused at what I had just seen, and looked at the businessman next to me, who just shrugged his shoulders.