|Occurred : 10/20/2007 00:24 (Entered as : 10/20/2007 00:24)
Reported: 10/20/2007 12:38:19 AM 00:38
Location: Council Bluffs, IA
|Strange, Swift, 'Geese'.
Went out to smoke a cigarette and within minutes of going outside I noticed a shape that flew from the north directly over me on a south bearing. I live near an airport and am use to seeing planes fly over head, but this object had no lights and made no sound. My initial sense was a circular object with a lighter colored leading edge in a chevron shape. It moved swiftly covering about half the sky in a second.
Within minutes I saw a similar object about half a mile east of me.
I went inside and woke my girlfriend and told her what I had seen. I tried to assimilate what it could have possibly been. Ranging from a glider to stealth planes.
I noticed my neighbors outside and told them what I had seen. Within minutes we saw it again. 3 groups, the first looking like what I had seen, then two more groups. Oddly, the last two groups appeared to be birds. One group had 2 'birds', strangly and eerily glowing in the night. I could barely discern 'flapping'. The other group had maybe 3 'birds' in it. But they moved so swiftly.
I tried to compare mentally the differences in what I had seen before and after I had witnesses, and it seems they looked more like birds after I talked to the others.
The disparity in viewings comes from the apparent speed of the objects as they flew overhead. I cannot seem to shake the feeling that these are not birds.
Oddly enough, as many times as I have went outside to smoke cigarettes at night. I have never noticed these 'birds' in any season. Let alone the three shooting stars I have also witnessed in the sky this night. I have never seen so many shooting stars in one night, let alone my whole life...and 3 ofthem within an hour along with these sightings.
Similar description at another location at http://www.nuforc.org/webreports/054/S54739.html.