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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/13/2014 22:58 (Entered as : 05/13/14 22:58)
Reported: 5/13/2014 10:41:25 PM 22:41
Posted: 6/4/2014
Location: Altoona, IA
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 10 seconds
Orange-red fireball streaking across the night sky faster than an airplane.

We just saw a bright orange-red, round, flying object that was moving far faster than any plane. It appeared to be on a level flight so it wasn't descending. It did not fade, like you'd think a meteor would. It streaked across the sky, over the moon, as low as 15-20K feet, but no sound, no trail. Very strange. They're testing drones around here, so we think maybe that's what it was?

We're a college-educated, middle-aged couple from the Midwest.

My husband works in Information Technology and I work in Office Management.

We've never seen anything this bright and colorful in the night sky.