Location of Sighting: Between Green & Aredale, Iowa
Date of Sighting: April 5, 2020
Time of Sighting: 9:30 to 10 PM CDT
Description: I have been seeing lights bright to dim that seem to move in a zigzag pattern over the Greene, Iowa and Aredale, Iowa area. Which ever direction the bright light was facing seems to be the direction it moved and dim on the other side. It was seen about a month ago leaving Waverly, Iowa heading west. It reappeared last night around 9:30 -10:00 PM and in the same area as the month prior sighting. The only thing I am sure of is that it wasn’t a plane because it was stationary at times and not a helicopter because it seemed to spin and it’s elevation was higher. The light was like a spot light with a zigzag motion. The 2nd thing I am sure of is that it was the same thing my wife and I saw in march then again last night. I am 51 years old and my wife is 50 and neither one has seen anything remotely like it before. There were 3 witnesses last night as we were at my sister-in-laws at the time of sighting. The light that was turning was brighter than anything else in the sky and very noticeable to anyone who was looking to the west.
Note: The witnesses could be seeing Venus. The apparent movement can be due to an optical illusion called “autokinesis.” Venus was very bright in the area of the sky that the witnesses saw the light.Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will only be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory. Also the name that you list in the comment will be posted. Use abbreviations or aliases if you don't want your name listed.