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Knoxville, Iowa, United States


UFO Sighting: Summer of 1953 at my Great Uncle and Aunt farm near Knoxville, Iowa. Hovered for about 15 seconds from about a distance of a 100 feet

Date Reported:

7/1/2013 2:50:49 PM

Sighting Time: 

8:30 PM



No. of Witnesses: 



Two Minutes

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

. . . see attached drawing interpretation: Iowa_1953.jpg

Size of Object(s)

The object was a length of about twenty-five to thirty feet. (see attachment drawing interpretation: Iowa_1953.jpg)

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

100 feet away at ten o’clock from the southwest slightly above a two story farm house.

Description of Area / Surroundings

Rural Iowa farm setting within a pine grove . . . no known features like military bases or power lines near by.

Full Description & Details

Early evening was relaxing on top of a picnic table was startled by an object hovering slightly 100 feet away at ten o’clock from the southwest. The object was between the two-story farmhouse and a standing row of pine trees that paralleled the highway. The object was a length of about twenty-five to thirty feet. (see drawing interpretation: Iowa_1953.jpg) It hovered for about 15 seconds with its array of colored lights pulsing and bilking off and on in a non-random order at its base. Then there was a felt sudden silence as all the lights went off and the faint silhouette started moving slowly to the north. Followed the form as it moved beyond the tree line upon which I stood up and walked swiftly though the tree line to the highway. Could not make out any sight of the object until a beam of white light spot lighted a portion of the highway, fence and a telephone pole for only a few seconds then immediately turned off which took place on the far side of the highway about five to seven hundred feet away. Did not see anything for a moment until a small white dot appeared moving slightly upward at a tremendous speed zinging to the right and then to the left going west until out of sight.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

. . . no, not from the distance that I was observing.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

At five years old . . . probably none, but after and so many years I have always tried to keep an open mind to any and all phenomenon that cannot be explained even UFOs. I know that I saw something that does not follow any known technology or natural law. After that experience I can say yes . . . have always will have a curiosity about UFOs and the explained.

Other Comments

After so many years would like to document and pass on . . .

Reported Sighting? 


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