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Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/7/1974 03:00 (Entered as : 07/07/74 03:00)
Reported: 4/19/2000 10:28
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Council Bluffs, IA
Shape: Disk
Duration:2:00 HRS.
We saw a red light at high altitude zig zag across sky from horizon to horizon, then again hovering slowly over Mo. river area, then close up.

My girlfriend and I saw a bright red light pass over us at high altitude zig-zagging from horizon to horizon.Shortly, we saw a light reddish cloud overhead slightly to the north. Then we saw a craft moving slowly, almost hovering, low, above the MO.river area, tipping on it's side and forward while still moving in the same path. We lost it behind the trees until it flew almost overhead at treetop level still about a block away. We were becoming very exited and agitated, and the animals were acting strangely. Dogs running down the middle of the street, crickets became silent, and a K-9 Police unit roared down our 30 m.p.h. street at over 100 m.p.h. towards police headquarters. We decided to go to Lewis and Clark Monument Park up in the hills north of town which took us through Lakeview Park north of Co. Bluffs,in order to get a better view of the area skies.My girlfriend was driving as I was watching the skies. As we were driving through the park I spotted the craft coming towards us very low and slow. We became very scared as it seemed to see us and know that we were seeing it. It caught up with us as we approached the tennis court parking area and I told my girlfriend of this. For some reason she pulled the car over and stopped. When she saw it we both got out and ran barefoot about 50 yards to a train tressle which we momentarily hid under. I don't know what possessed us to come out from underneath it to look, but we did. There it was, hovering over the large cottonwood tree that is still there today. It was shaped like a hockey puck and about 100 ft. in diameter. Its edges were covered with large rectangular lights flashing in a clockwise direction as viewed from the ground. They were taller than wide and as a light would flash then dim the next light would flash and then dim, etc.,yet by the time it would dim the lights would go full circle around the craft. It was almost as if the light was streaking around the machine, yet you could see the delineations between the lights. We were frozen with awe and fear when the craft dipped and one of its red lights went out and it shined some sort of beam at us. I just recall that I think our hair was standing on end. The next thing either of us can recall was that it was daylight and we werein the car driving towards Lewis and Clark Monument, our original destination. I make no claims of abduction or anything extraordinary, other than we were obviously missing time and my girlfriend who had never taken birth control in 4 years became pregnant the next time we were together and went on to have 4 children altogether.