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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/4/2010 19:10 (Entered as : 1/4/10 19:10)
Reported: 1/4/2010 6:40:21 PM 18:40
Posted: 2/14/2010
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Shape: Light
Duration: 15 min
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object emitted beams, The object changed color
Two very bright white lights come close together in the northwest sky and one dissapears...

I saw something strange tonight when I left the Marion construction office where I was working this evening at 7pm. I drove south on 11st Street and headed out on East Post Rd to turn east on 30th St. Thatís when I saw two very bright white lights in the northwest sky; one positioned not far above the other. At first glance I thought they were stars or perhaps a plane and a star, but then I realized they were both positioned unusually low in the sky. The top light appeared to Ďdartí in its movement. As I drove into more darkness I could see what looked like a faint beam pointing down to the lower, more southern light. Then it appeared the top light began moving up and away from the bottom light, and at the same time itís bright white light changed to numerous red lights (like the underneath of plane.) Within seconds these lights were totally gone from sight!! Only the bottom bright light remained and it was moving very slowly as if it was floating alon! g. As I continued to drive eastward this light grew dimmer and dimmer and within about 5 minutes it appeared to be in one place now, with no movement. About 10 minutes past as I pulled into my driveway (I live on a hill) I took a last look into the northwest sky and could see the dim light appearing to remain static. I am really wondering what the heck this was.