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Round aircraft with white, yellow, and red lights seen in Indiana
Date: August 19, 2003
Location: Council Bluffs, Indiana, United States

Looked like an airliner (but too many lights), banking then dropping down (about 1 mile out). The bottom of the craft was only about 20'-25' above the road surface to my right and the leftmost white light (1 of 3) was just to the right of the truck cab. What I could see clearly were three brilliant white circular disc-shaped lights about 4' in diameter forming an equilateral triangle about 4'-6' apart, 2 leading and 1 trailing center. A single bright red circular disc of lights approximate 3' in diameter located in the center of the 3 white lights.

Source: NUFORC
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Reported: 10/10/2003
Duration:3-4 min.

"This craft appeared as though it was waiting to be inspected, but was so close I couldn't see it all."

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"While driving the company's 18 wheeler on I-29 just north of Council Bluffs, Ia., I saw something through the top right of the windshield that looked like an airliner (but too many lights), banking then dropping down (about 1 mile out). When I looked back to the road briefly, I almost couldn't find it again but saw it hug the ground and cross to the interstate beyond the next overpass."

"When I drove around a mild curve and went under the overpass, it was ahead of me about ¼ mile over the ditch, moving northbound as I was. I left my truck in cruise at 60 mph. It only took a few seconds to catch up to it. It slowly picked up speed as I got nearer and when I was just up to the rear lights, it was traveling about 2 mph slower than my 60 mph, so I studied the craft the best I could."

"The bottom of the craft was only about 20'-25' above the road surface to my right and the leftmost white light (1 of 3) was just to the right of the truck cab. What I could see clearly were three brilliant white circular disc-shaped lights about 4' in diameter forming an equilateral triangle about 4'-6' apart, 2 leading and 1 trailing center. A single bright red circular disc of lights approximate 3' in diameter located in the center of the 3 white lights."

"When approaching from the rear, I leaned forward to look up behind the lights, but couldn't see anything but black and a faint smoky or black misty wake like a boat would leave in water. It looked like it could have been following the underside of the craft, but I really couldn't tell."

"The white lights were brilliant and looked like a hundred plus bulbs in a disc, but were too bright to see the light source; but they did not blind the eye when looking right at them. The light they gave off had a flood-like appearance and lit the ground and the truck cab very well (about like hallogen). The red disc of light was bright red but did not glare as much and I could see what appeared to be maybe 30 or more bulbs. The actual count could be higher."

"The craft continued to fall behind at the 2 mph rate until it was well behind the trailer, then slowed considerably as I continued at 60 mph. When a mild hill and then another overpass came, I could still see the brilliant white light glowing upward in my mirror, even though I was possibly a mile or so away and over the hill."

"That was Tuesday, and I wasn't routed that way all the rest of that week. The following Sunday, I drove down there to investigate the area during daylight. The ditch in that area extends approximately 50' over to a row of utility poles that are about 35'-40' in height all along the area this occurred. Since all during the event, I could not see the size or shape of the craft, this may help in some way."

"Also, I didn't get the precise locations of these. However, I noticed there are a few lines coming from the utility poles and crossing I-29 at various points and appear to be elevated only about 2/3 the way up these poles. Maybe that explains why the craft backed off when it did. I think it might have had to stay below radar or something. When I first saw it bank and drop, it went over to I-29 almost hugging the ground, and I think it may have dropped where Loess Hills protrudes upwards just east of the interstate."

"Also, I forgot to mention the craft moved along like it was on rails, (not even a wobble or bump), nor did it have an angle of attack, (it was perfectly level). I couldn't roll down the right window (it isn't powered and it isn't safe to reach that far), but I had on an empty trailer and was on fairly flat ground and the motor wasn't real noisy, and I did not hear any noise from the craft over the moderate motor and tire noise of the truck."

((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness via telephone, and he sounded exceptionally credible to us. PD))

 

Source: http://www.ufoevidence.org/cases/case2.htm
 
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