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UFO Sighting Report


October, 5, 1995


Ankeny, Iowa, United States


Large, stationary, luminescent object seen in the night sky.

Date Reported:

4/14/2004 8:22:40 PM



No. of Witnesses: 



3-5 min

No. of Object(s): 


Full Description & Details

On the night of Oct.5, 1995, I was riding in the car with my family on the way back from a wedding. We were approximately one and a half miles north of the town of Ankeny, Iowa, heading north on Ne 22nd Ave. It was approximately 10:00pm, and the dark night sky was fully covered with low-lying clouds. My little sister (then age four) was the first to notice the object. She pointed toward the east and yelled “Airplane, airplane!” However, it was no airplane. It was a large, completely stationary, glowing object. It had a main circular disk with two large beams coming straight out from it. Those beams formed a right angle, which opened up and toward the south. Each of the beams was connected to a slightly smaller disk. The main disk also had a long, thin, antenna-like structure attached to it. This structure was located in between the two beams, which formed two 45 degree angles. The main disk also had a hollow glowing circle in its center. This gave the appearance of a raised section, but I am uncertain. The object was directly east of us, at an approximate elevation of 60-70 degrees. It was slightly obscured by clouds, but heavily so. One strange trait was that it appeared to be back-lit, or it had lighting around the side. This gave it a distinct glowing characteristic. Despite its perceived size (I estimated 200-300 meters from edge to edge), it remained perfectly motionless. The clouds that slightly covered it were moving north-south at a rapid pace. This convinced me of the object’s solidity.

As we drove along Ne 22nd, we continued to watch the object. It did not move at all. We then turned west, heading away from the object. We continued to watch it until a hill and some trees obscured the view. When we came back into the line of site (approximately one-two minutes later), the object was gone.

Other Comments

I’m a natural-born skeptic. I don’t believe in ghosts or spirits. I hold all close-encounter reports to be highly suspect. However, I can’t change what I saw. For me, the question remains: what did I see? I have done extensive research. For all my efforts, I can’t find any reports that conform to mine. To my knowledge, all UFO’s that have been sited have been convex in shape. However, the one I saw wasn’t. I would appreciate any help you have to offer in this situation.

Reported Sighting? 


Your Location: 

Ankeny, Iowa, USA



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