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Occurred : 1/12/2004 22:30 (Entered as : 01/12/2004 22:30)
Reported: 1/13/2004 3:25:05 AM 03:25
Posted: 1/17/2004
Location: Truro, IA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:20 mins
UFO seen by two well grounded college educated individuals

We were driving home from Des Moines, IA, Southbound Interstate 35, when we saw out of the front of the car what appeared to us to be an increadibly bright star. It was apparant to me and my roommate (who was driving) that it was not a star due to it's brightness. At first we thought it was a standard civilian aircraft but there were no flashing lights and it was not moving. As we drove closer we saw that it was clearly a floating object in the sky. We got closer and we could clearly see the craft from the underside, it was a rounded triangular shape with three very distinct pure white lights forming from the center out to the points of the craft with one blinking red light between back two lights. The lights had no halo as you would see on any other lights that we would know of, I could clearly see the edges of the craft beyond the lights. It was close enough to the car that we had to strain our necks to get a good enough angle to look up at it. The only point of reference that we had to the height that it was flying was a near by radio tower that had one light at the top. My best estimate for how high it was flying was anywhere from 50 to 300 feet above ground. As soon as we passed the object we decided to pull the car over and see what was happening. We got out of the car and no more than two second after we exited the vehicle we looked at the craft when it hovered for less than a second and sped away from a dead stop covering a span of many miles in a very short amount of time. We were outside of the car for (our most generous estimate)no more than ten seconds when we got back in the car. There were commercial aircraft in the area, most likely in approach to Des Moines. The object caught up with one of the aircraft almost instantaneously then turned and headed away. My roommate informed me that he looked at the clock in his car before we stopped the vehicle and it read 10:30 p.m., when we got back in the car after ten seconds of being out of it we both looked at the clock! and it read 10:50 p.m.

My roommate is a college graduate currently looking into ((deleted)) schools and holding a supervisory position at a local ((deleted)). I am a current college student anticipating joining the military and earning additional degrees in either ((deleted)) or ((deleted)), then later attending law school. We both intend to go into politics. My parents are well grounded people who do not believe in UFO's, my father is a ((professional)) my mother is a ((professional)). My grandfather on my mothers side was at one point the head of the ((public facility)) of Iowa. My roomates father works for ((technology company)) as a consultant, his mother is a secretary for the local ((public office)) in Illinois.