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Occurred : 4/26/2005 23:00 (Entered as : 04/26/2005 23:00)
Reported: 7/30/2005 9:56:30 AM 09:56
Posted: 9/2/2005
Location: Ottumwa, IA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:<5 minutes
Note: I don't remember the exact time, but it was sometime between 10 PM and 12 AM I believe.

I used to keep my window open before it got really hot. I live by train tracks (not too close, but close enough), and by leaving the window open, I could hear trains, any sort of cars, animals, anything. I was on the Internet and watching tv, I also had a fan on, yet I heard this really loud noise, like an airplane was flying over. My town has a population of about 25-30k, and the only airport we have is municipal..I've lived here for about 13 years, and I've never once heard/seen an airplane in this town. Anyways, I looked outside, and I see this craft. It's triangle shaped, has three huge bright white lights on each corner, a small red light and small green light by the back left white light (one of the points was guiding), and what I think was a small white/purple light by the back right white light (I tried to adjust my eyes to see if it was a light or just glare..I wear no contacts or glasses and have perfect vision). The small red light flashed about every second or second and a half, and the green flashed the same, except twice as fast. This made me wonder if it was a plane. I'm an avid believer of UFOs, but I'm always open to explanations.

I drew a recreation (in MS Paint) of what I saw: When I saw the craft, it seemed 2D in the sky, and it was pretty far away, and diagonal from where I was watching it. I'm not good with figuring out distances and how big things can be depending on how close/far they are, but this seemed pretty big and pretty high up, not just above the tree tops, but not right below the clouds, it seemed about in the middle. I can't really discern how big it was, it could have been about the size of a plane, but it seemed like at that height, it would be bigger than a plane at the same height. I could distinctly see the shape of the craft. It was an equilateral triangle with rounded off corners, and it looked like a silhouette. It was bright out (a full moon just a couple days before), and it was also a clear night. The triangle looked like it was just a piece of shaped paper flying through the I said before it was 2D, and I couldn't see anything like engines or any other objects on it. All I saw was the silhouette of a perfect equilateral triangle, as if it had lights on top or on the side. This was the second time I've seen it. The first time I saw it was with two other people in July/August of 2003. The '03 craft looked exactly the same, but it was going E/NE, while the '05 triangle was traveling N/NW. The closest military base that I know of is in Davenport, Iowa (about three hours away, I believe), and it would seem a bit odd to me if it was an airplane or military craft. I don't remember if any sort of magnetic or electrical effects happen, but I do remember both of my cats "freaking out" right before I saw it.