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Sighting Reports 2008

Man Sees Oval Shaped Metallic Object in Mid-Morning Sky

Date of Sighting: January 17, 2008
Time of Sighting: 9:30 AM CST
Date Sighting Reported: January 17, 2008
Duration of Sighting: 2 Minutes
Location of Sighting: Altoona, Iowa (About 10 MI Northeast of Des Moines)
Latitude: 41.64 Degrees North
Longitude: 93.48 Degrees West
Number of Witnesses: One
Weather: Scattered Clouds Were at 3,700 Feet and at 25,000 Feet. Visibility Was 5 Miles in Haze. Winds Were From the WNW at 12 MPH.

Description: I saw a metallic oval shaped UFO and it was moving fairly quickly. It flew in from the western sky and was gone in about two minutes. The object was not a conventional aircraft. If it was a plane, I would have been able to identify a pair of wings and the tail of the plane and if it were a helicopter I would have heard it and would have been able to see the spinning blades. I didn't see nothing of that sort just a metallic oval shaped object. I don't think it was a mistaken identification. I wouldn't post false sightings.

Comments: The witness provided some additional detail regarding his sighting in a second report. The witness has provided a good argument that his sighting was not of a conventional aircraft.