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Occurred : 7/10/1969 21:00 (Entered as : 7-10-69 21:00)
Reported: 2/2/2006 4:21:39 PM 16:21
Posted: 2/14/2006
Location: Chariton, IA
Shape: Circle
Duration:5 min.
It was disk shaped and brilliant white on the bottom, flew at a high rate of speed and changed direction at 90 degree turns.

The crafts were aprox.100 foot in diameter. They flew about 150 foot above the ground,and I could here a high pitch whirring sound .

I was riding a motor cycle and they came in from the east to the west, and paced me at about 50 Mph. I was startled and trying to reach home to tell some one about them.

As I reached my destination, they accelerated dramatically and changed direction at 90 degrees instantly, shooting up and out of sight.

Rather than be ridiculed I did not press what I had witnessed.

About a year after that, my own father that I thought wouldn't believe me, said the early one morning while doing farm work, witnessed one taking off from a valley on our other farm. He kept his silence about this as well. The craft was the same as I had witnessed aprox 100 foot in dia. and the bottoms were so bright that it was almost imposible to keep your eyes open.