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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/17/2011 18:00 (Entered as : 12/1711 18:00)
Reported: 12/24/2011 8:30:09 AM 08:30
Posted: 1/12/2012
Location: , IA
Shape: Other
Duration: 2 min
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Strange ball of light moving slowly across central Iowa.

This happened on the night of the 17th of December at 5:45pm. I was outside and looking at this star off to the west of us.

I started to go inside and remembered I had forgot something. I told my wife that this star is sure bright tonight, and I looked to the south of us and that's when I seen this ball of light moving rather slow. I said to my wife look at this thing, it was moving to the west, had no flashing lights, or no sound.

It was at a low altitude, lower than what the smaller airplanes would usually fly. I kept watching it and all of a sudden it dissapered, just like you would turn a lamp off.

Strange ball of light