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Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/24/1999 06:00 (Entered as : 10/24/99 0600)
Reported: 10/24/1999 10:00
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Iowa City, IA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:3 minutes
round white ball beyond treetops straight north moving ENE fluctuating

I saw a glowing white sphere appear in the North about 12 degrees up. It moved steadily E like a satellite except it was way too low for a satellite sighting and was as bright as Jupiter and a littel bigger. No other lights present or around it. It curved a little to the Northeast as I watched it for 3 to 5 minutes, gaining in intensity somewhat a few times as it moved away, also similar to a satellite sighting. This was brigher, lower, and moving in an elliptical path, first approaching from the north, then heading east, and then moving away to the northeast of Iowa City. I knew I would not have time to go back to the house to get my binoculars. I was walking just 50 feet from my house when I spotted the object.