|Occurred : 7/31/2003 14:00 (Entered as : 07/31/03 14:00)
Reported: 5/9/2006 9:15:55 AM 09:15
Location: Des Moines, IA
I don't remember the exact date, but I was driving along route 65/69 on a sunny afternoon. I checked my driver side mirror to change lanes when I saw a silver colored object in the sky. The object was easily noticed since the sun was reflecting off of the object.
At first, I thought it was a blimp, but I found it peculiar that it did not move. Even more surprising, the object moved away at incredibly high speed and accelerated faster than anything I have seen before.
The object was "cigar" shaped and looked very similar to a silver blimp. The most unusual thing about this object is that as it flew away in the opposite direction, I noticed that the object became "transparent" and eventually it dissapeared completely. I could see clouds through the object like it was a semi-transparent mirror. The effect was similar to the stuff you see in "Star Trek".
I only saw it a few seconds in my driver side mirror, but it was definitely "not of this world". If it is technology invented by man, then I am most impressed. I know the military has been experimenting with different types of camo technology, but as far as I know, the technology does not work this fast or effectively. I suspect the object is of unknown origin...
Considering the time of day and the number of people on the road I was traveling, I couldn't have been the only person who saw it...
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))