NUFORC Sighting 173453

Occurred: 2022-12-17 18:40 Local
Reported: 2022-12-17 18:21 Pacific
Duration: 30 seconds
No of observers: 2

Location: Galva, IA, USA
Location details: 1.5 miles West. County road D15

Shape: Disk

Light Blue line in sight 30 seconds moving northerly

Extremely clear visibility, stars crisp and in focus. First sighted while driving west 1.5 miles west of Galva, Iowa at 6:40 pm. Object first spotted at 270 degrees. Moved in seat forward then from side to side to ensure it wasn’t a glare on windshield. Wife in passenger seat then asked if I was looking at the same thing.

Object was light blue. Brightness was very close to the background stars. Approximately 6 to 8 degrees above horizon. Appeared mostly as a line, reminiscent of a neon tube, occasionally appeared to tilt in roll giving a disc shaped appearance. Moved from a position straight ahead (270 degrees) to approximately 280 degrees constantly at the same elevation. After 30 seconds of viewing came to a gravel road and pulled over to try to get a photograph. Object disappeared, did not appear to speed away or fade and it did not go beyond the horizon as stars were still visible under it, it just vanished from view.

During the sighting we were first on relatively level road then climbed a hill with an estimated 50ft of elevation change. My perception of the elevation did not change; I believe it was at a far distance. The object appeared to have an angle of attack of 10-12 degrees positive and moved straight across the sky(no elevation change). Speed impossible to determine due to no references for distance.

Posted 2022-12-22

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