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‘Iowa Sightings’

1920: UFO Landing, Mount Pleasant, Iowa

THINK ABOUTIT LANDING REPORT Date: June 3, 1920 Sighting Time: 10 a.m. Day/Night: Day Location: 6 miles northeast of Mount Pleasant, Iowa Urban or Rural: -Rural Hynek Classification: CE-II (Close Encounter II) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness, where physical traces (impression, burn, medical effect, etc.) are left or (electrical effect, heat) are felt Duration: about 15 minutes No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: the object he saw moved slowly, “probably about four or five miles per hour,” and was small and “apparently lightweight.” Size of Object(s): cream can  Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): egg-shaped Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: 1 Source: Iowa City [Iowa] Press-Citizen, July 7, 1920 Full Report On Oct. 28, 1973, The Hawk Eye included a story from Mount Pleasant… Read More

1954: Osceola, Iowa Abduction

THINK ABOUTIT ABDUCTION REPORT Date: 1954 Sighting Time: 2330 Day/Night:  Location:  Osceola, Iowa Urban or Rural: – No. of Entity(‘s): Entity Type: Humanoid Entity Description: “boy-scouts” escorting him to a field near his home. They were about his size in height and were wearing some kind of uniform. The witness still thinking they were “scouts” asked the little men why were they not wearing hats or caps and one of them responded that they didn’t wear hats. Hynek Classification: CE-IV (Close Encounter IV) Abduction of the witness or other direct contact Duration: No. of Object(s):  Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): large Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): disc Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Source: http://www.etcontact.net/newsite Summary/Description: Michael Kelly, a young pre-school child at the time… Read More

1966: Cigar-shaped object lands in Yorktown, Iowa

THINK ABOUTIT LANDING REPORT Date: April 23, 1966 Sighting Time: 2:10 a.m. Day/Night: Night Location: Route #2 in Yorktown, a few miles west of Clarinda, Iowa Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: 20 minutes No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): 60 feet in length Distance to Object(s): 50 feet Shape of Object(s): cigar-shaped Color of Object(s): dull finish, “blood red” glow Number of Witnesses: 1 Source: http://www.nicap.org/newlook/section_VI.htm Reported: Summary/Description: At 2:10 a.m. on the morning of April 23, Ronald E. Johnson, a farmer living on Route #2 in Yorktown, a few miles west of Clarinda, Iowa, was awakened by a loud roar. On getting up and going to… Read More

1977: Security guard sees oval UFO with bright headlights

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: October, 1977 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Night Location: Walcott, Iowa Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: No. of Object(s):  Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Oval Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Source: Moline Daily Dispatch (Moline, IL), Jan. 7, 1978 Summary: An 18-year-old woman saw a pair of bright “headlights” flashing from an oval object moving silently through the skies over Walcott, Iowa, where she worked as a security guard. Her radio and walkie-talkie stopped working, and cows and crickets in a nearby field stood silent. A television in a nearby farm house went blank, she learned later. Full Report… Read More

2003: Craft appeared as waiting to be inspected

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTINGS REPORT Date: August 19, 2003 Sighting Time: n.a. Day/Night: Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: 3-4 mins. No. of Object(s): 1 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): 20′-25′ above the road Shape of Object(s): Circular disc shaped morphing to Triangle Color of Object(s): brilliant white circular disc Number of Witnesses: Single Source: NUFORC Summary: Looked like an airliner (but too many lights), banking then dropping down ( about 1 mile out). The bottom of the craft was only about 20′-25′ above the road surface to my right and the leftmost white light (1 of 3) was just to the right of the truck cab.… Read More

2003: Homestead, Iowa Sighting

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: April, 2003 Sighting Time: 2:30 pm Day/Night: clear sky a few clouds Location:  Homestead, Iowa Urban or Rural: – Hynek Classification: DD (Daylight Disc) Metallic or whitish object seen in the day. Duration: No. of Object(s): one Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): best guess, 200 ft? Distance to Object(s): 5,000 Shape of Object(s): cylinder Color of Object(s): gray Number of Witnesses: 2 Source: Summary/Description:  My wife (who hates sci fi stuff) brought to my attn a cyl shaped object traveling very very slowly over the distant fields. Best guess conroy (place where the silo exploded) shares same rd with tanager mall. This happened about 8 yrs back in april. it was NOT a plane, or blimp..cylinder shape very prominent. clear sky a… Read More

2008: Altoona, Iowa Sighting

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: January 17, 2008 Sighting Time: 9:30 AM CST Day/Night: Location: Altoona, Iowa Urban or Rural: – Entity Type: Entity Description: Hynek Classification: DD (Daylight Disc) Metallic or whitish object seen in the day. Duration: 2 Minutes No. of Object(s):  One Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Oval Color of Object(s): Metallic Number of Witnesses: One Special Features/Characteristics:  Source: Summary/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… Read More

2012: Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Video

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: August 6 2012 Sighting Time: 11:12 PM Day/Night: Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa Urban or Rural: – No. of Entity(‘s): Entity Type: Entity Description: Hynek Classification: CE-I (Close Encounter I) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness (i.e. within 500’) Duration: No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: Summary/Description: Full Report A UFO Was spotted in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (USA) at about 11:12 PM on August 6th 2012. Back story of the video: My brother, friend and I were able to capture the UFO, or saucer, or whatever you call it–on film. My friend happened to be filming this… Read More

2012: UFO in Coralville, Iowa – Video

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: June 27, 2012  Sighting Time: Day/Night: Location: Coralville, Iowa Urban or Rural: – No. of Entity(‘s): Entity Type: Entity Description: Hynek Classification: CE-I (Close Encounter I) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness (i.e. within 500’) Duration: 2 hours No. of Object(s):  Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Source: Summary/Description: Footage taken on 6/27/2012 of a UFO in Coralville, Iowa. Object was hovering over the house for 2 hours before it flew away, heading northwest. Full Report Related articles Searching for the Truth: Underground Bases The Mysterious Life and Death of Philip Schneider

1969: Garrison, Iowa Crop Circle

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date:  July 13 1969 Sighting Time:   Day/Night:  Night Location:  Garrison, Iowa Urban or Rural: – Rural No. of Entity(‘s):   Entity Type:   Entity Description:   Hynek Classification:   Duration:  few seconds No. of Object(s):  1 Height & Speed:   Size of Object(s):  40 feet in diameter Distance to Object(s):   Shape of Object(s):  Disc Color/Description of Object(s):   dull metallic finish which was easily discerned because of the two rows of lights which were arranged across the face of it at midline. It appeared like two coffee saucers” placed rim to rim, and rotated as it hovered. Number of Witnesses:  Multiple Source:   Summary/Description:  The following incident was investigated by Field Investigator Glenn… Read More