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Occurred : 6/16/2012 23:27 (Entered as : 06/16/2012 23:27)
Reported: 6/18/2012 1:01:17 PM 13:01
Posted: 6/20/2012
Location: Des Moines, IA
Shape: Circle
Duration:35 seconds
3 circular orange reddish lights in the shape of a triangle seen in Des Moines, IA near the State Capitol building.

On June 16, 2012 at 11:27pm CST in Des Moines, Iowa, my friend and I were on the south side of the State Capitol building.

My friend saw three bright, solid orange reddish circular lights in the sky forming a triangle with the point on top. By the time I turned the corner, now heading north, we both saw that now there were only two lights side by side. We were on the east side of the State Capitol building now facing north.

The lights were stationary at about 40 degrees above the horizon. And we did not hear any noise. After parking the car and a quick look for my camera, there was only one left.

The last one lingered on for a bit more (5 seconds) then I was able to see it moving away heading east south east at a fast pace (another 4-5 seconds until I couldn’t see it any more.) The whole ‘event’ lasted around 35 seconds.

Recap: • June 16, 2012 at 11:27pm CST in Des Moines, Iowa • Majority of event viewed on east side of State Capitol building • 3 solid, bright orange reddish circular lights forming a triangle • In the North sky – 40 degrees high • One by one lights leaving • Last one heading ESE at fast pace • Event lasting around 35 seconds