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Occurred : 7/4/2000 22:00 (Entered as : 07/04/00 22:00)
Reported: 7/13/2000 09:59
Posted: 7/23/2000
Location: West Des Moines, IA
Shape: Circle
Duration:1 hour
Red Light Hovering over West Des Moines Iowa

While preparing to watch the July 4th fireworks show, my daughter noticed a glowing red ball in the sky to the north of west des moines iowa. This ball of light hovered for the 1 hour time we were there and was still present when we left. During the observation, which I taped on my camcorder, we noticed that the object moved slightly east then would return to original location. This object was too high to be a beacon or a helicopter hovering. On my film footage it shows a small plane that circles Des Moines every year to watch the fireworks, this plane was well below the object and give a great point of reference as well as nearby buildings as to height, size etc. The local paper has done an article on this but no one knows of the film footage I have except my family. Any suggestions on what this might have been, if anyone else has reported this sighting and what to do with my film footage? Another person here has reported in that article that later, after we left, that another red ball came out from underneath the object and flew away. I cannot verify this. When we left the ojbect was still in sky moving very slowly.