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Occurred : 7/22/2006 03:00 (Entered as : 07/22/06 03:00)
Reported: 7/22/2006 1:53:53 AM 01:53
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Des Moines, IA
Shape: Light
Duration:30-45 seconds
Flash of white light turns into orb then dims to likeness of dimm star.

My girlfriend and I decided to go out and get some air and smoke a couple cigs. Looking out from our front steps is a few degrees south of due east. There were a few clouds out. The first seen was by her. She said she saw a strange configuration of multiple colored light appear out of nowhere and move into a cloud high in the sky lasting only for a few seconds. I missed it, but she said it didn't look like aeroplane lights or a star. She said it was just really weird looking. A little dismayed that I had missed it about 5-10 minutes later we saw a flash of white just to the left where she saw hers at about a little more than a 45 degree angle from our position upwards.

The flash of white was really brilliant and moving in a northern direction. This happen just a little left of where I was looking, so I could not have missed it moving across the sky. It was almost as if it just popped into that spot or entered the atmosphere. The flash turned to an whitish blue orb with a little of a steaking tail or a blurr. At this point it was little bigger than the size of venus viewed with the eyes. It then faded to a smaller size looking like a dim star. Moving north it kept this appearence till I lost it behind a rooftop. Distance of travel seen would be about the length of a ruler held at arms length. I have seen ALOT of shooting stars, meteorites and the like in my lifetime and this was NO shooting star.

Both my girlfriend and I witnessed the second light.