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UFO Sighting Report


January, 16, 1995


Clarksville, Iowa, United States


It came within 150 yards, made no sound at all, and floated/hovered along as you would expect a helicopter to fly. It had a field around it causing white lights in a circular pattern, a bright red light on top, bright blue on the bottom.

Date Reported:

9/1/2004 6:43:31 AM

Comments about the image(s): Digital Animation, ©2004 Seth Gallmeyer (ufo3d@sbcglobal.net). Comment by the witness: "Here [is the animation], maybe when I can spend some more time on it I can get the field around it to look correct. I just used a disk shape because I really didn't know what the inside looked like. Use it if you like, let me know otherwise..."

Sighting Time: 

3:00 am



No. of Witnesses: 



5 minutes

No. of Object(s): 


Urban or Rural: 


Size of Object(s)

40 feet

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

150 yards

Shape of Object(s)

Round with many lights

Color of Object(s):

Bright Red, Bright Blue, and White

Full Description & Details

I moved back to Clarksville Iowa in the summer of 1994 where I ended up staying with a friend. My friend's sister, (name withheld), early one morning ran up to the east window from the living room and yelled, "What the f*** is that?" And she ran outside. I went to the window and saw what I thought was a police car, a very odd thing to see in a town of less than two-thousand people at 3am. I followed her outside and we watched.

It was immediately apparent that the object was in the air and was moving closer. It flashed red and white, and at times was hard to look at. At this point my thought was that instead of a police car it must be a helicopter or airplane flying very, very low directly toward us. Once past the trees we could see it clearly.

The object was red light on top, blue light on the bottom, white wispy flashes of light around the outside circumference in a ring parallel to the ground. The white flashes of light were evenly distributed equatorially, and seemed to rotate in a random way. The rotation of the white lights was similar to how a wheel looks when captured on film in a movie. All of the light seemed to be a causation of the distortion around it, and the mechanical part was only faintly visible. The best way that I can describe the "field" around the craft would be like looking into a spinning ball of glass. The object made no sound at all, and hovered along as you would expect a helicopter to fly. The field around the object seemed to be spinning, as for the parts inside, I really can’t say for sure. It was hard to tell the size from the ground. I estimate its size was 7.5 meters (25 feet) internally, and the field around it possibly 12 or more meters(40 feet.) I guess its speed was near 50-60 KPH (30-40 MPH). The altitude must have been close to 100 meters (100 yards), and closest point directly to it through the air near 150 meters (150 yards). The air was clear and it took about 5 minutes for the object to disappear behind the trees of Herry Woods State Park. Its path from when we first saw it was in a smooth arch from the east to the south.

Approximated flight path:


The best document that I’ve read describing what it may have been:


I believe the date was the 16th of January 1995, and it was approximately 3 AM. Overall my impression was that it was something of great power and control. Logic tells me that anything that has the power to warp light around it is dangerously powerful. This feeling could have been my adrenal gland; an emotional response to the "magic."

Other Comments

I would like to find time to create an animation digitally that is a near to what we saw as possible. We didn’t have a camera with us that night.

[The witness can be contacted at ufo3d@sbcglobal.net]

Reported Sighting? 


Your Location: 

Topeka, Kansas, USA



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