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Occurred : 5/15/2009 17:00 (Entered as : 5/15/09 17:00)
Reported: 1/16/2010 10:34:12 AM 10:34
Posted: 2/14/2010
Location: Dubuque, IA
Shape: Circle
Duration:5 - 10 seconds
Red glowing ball taking off before thunderstorm arrived on location

Myself and a friend were watching a strong thunderstorm approaching from the west before sunset. We were admiring the lightning activity when we spotted a red glowing ball or circle flying at a 45 degree angle from the tree line. The ball was the size of a full moon in the sky and appeared to be within miles from our location. It was jumping around wildly within its trajectory. Its movement was similar to a lottery ball jumping around in its case during a drawing. Once the red glowing ball reached the height of a cell phone tower in the horizon line it just disappeared without a trace. The ufo seemed to be exiting the area before the electric thunderstorm was upon us.