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Occurred : 7/4/2000 21:00 (Entered as : 07/04/2000 21:00)
Reported: 6/5/2005 12:09:47 PM 12:09
Posted: 6/20/2005
Location: Urbandale, IA
Shape: Light
Duration:1 hour
Red Light in Urbandale Iowa July 4th 2000

I was sitting on my deck watching fireworks in Urbandale, Iowa. My home was located just south of 86th st and my backyard was against Hickman RD. I noticed a red light that remained stationary for a long time. It wasn't a normal light, it was more of a globe and it didn't blink. I didn't notice anything drop out of it like others have reported but I did see it depart straight up and away. The rate of acceleration was greater than anything I have seen before. I talked about this event for weeks. The next day, it was discussed on the radio talk shows locally in Des Moines.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))