An Iowa witness crossing a street reports watching “a silent, black oval-egg-shaped object with lights at the front and back and with many lighted windows,” according to February 28, 2012, testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The case is being investigated by MUFON Iowa Field Investigator Beverly Trout.
The witness reports that the object was first observed about two-tenths of a mile away from a stop light.
“Object did a right-angle turn and came to within 350 feet away from her,” Trout explains. “She was so frightened she looked down when it got close, and so did not watch it depart, or disappear.”
Trout offers other descriptions of the object by the witness.
“She describes object as less than width of the four-lanes, plus a turn lane street where she was standing, so possibly it was 40-50 feet in size. Object was low; witness thinks not much above treetop level.”
No town name was mentioned in the MUFON report, which was filed on February 28, 2012. The events occurred on January 8, 2012. No images of videos were inclueded with the report. The above quotes were edited for clarity.
Iowa is a current UFO ALERT 5 rating, with a low number of UFO sightings nationally. Iowa had 2 reports in January, the 43rd highest reporting state – while California had 90 reports in January 2012 – the highest reporting state in the nation.
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The following is the unedited and as yet uninvestigated report filed with MUFON. Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or manmade. If Iowa MUFON State Director Greg Andersen investigates and reports back on this case, I will release an update. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.
IA, January 8, 2012 – 40-50 foot oval object with many lighted windows and white light at both ends, low level, 350 feet away. MUFON Case 36144.
This case being reported by Investigator Beverly Trout. Individual was in UFO adult education class. She was at shopping mall and began to cross a street to go to a party when she saw a silent black oval/egg-shaped object with lights at front and back, and with many lighted windows. Witness thinks 2/10 mile away at stop lights. Object did a right-angle turn and came to within 350 feet away from her. She was so frightened she looked down when it got close, and so did not watch it depart, or disappear. She describes object as less than width of the 4-lane plus turn lane street where she was standing, so possibly it was 40-50 feet in size. Object was low; witness thinks not much above treetop level.