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pjrsullivan
Des Moines, Iowa I noties low level lights of what at first
Wed Mar 23, 2011 02:30
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Case Number: 28355
Log Number: US-03222011-0007
Submitted Date: 2011-03-22 16:48 GMT
Event Date: 2011-03-22 05:50 GMT
Status: Assigned
City: Des Moines
Region: Iowa
Country: US
Longitude: -93.6091064
Latitude: 41.6005448
Shape: Boomerang,Triangle
Distance: 500 feet or less
Weather: Windy,Fog,Light
Vallee Index: CE1

Description:

Between mile marker 61 and 62 south of Des Moines, Iowa and north of Iowa/Missouri State line where I am driving south on Interstate 35.

I noties low level lights of what at first look like a approching passenger airline flying low from a southeast flight path and heading northwest at a 45 degree angel north to Interstate 35.

The craft was about 300 feet above the tree tops and flying very slow as if on a landing approch.

It had non-blinking white lights on the ends of each tip of what at first look like wings and had two very large spot lights where the nose landing wheels should be, but the flood lights were not spoting forward like normal airliners. This was my first indication this was not a normal jetliner.

As the craft slowly approched 35, about 200 feet before the craft would had crossed over Interstate 35 and over me, the craft quickly turned off the forward flood lights and made a hard bank right turn away from the highway (as if the pilot was saying "Opps! Wrong runway!").

When it banked I could see it was not a passenger airliner but a black triangle shaped Flying Wing with a boomerang shape leading edage.

I would say it was a very large craft with a 250 to 300 feet wing span and about 325 to 350 feet long.

The structure was not made from metal but more like a black dull composite fiberglass.

It slowing flew away at a 45 degree angel Northeast and I could see it had no vertical stabalizer nor any exhaust or sound from any engines.

The side white marker lights never turned off but now I could see a set of red anti-collision light blinking off-center to the right of the Flying Wing as it flew away.

I watch the Flying Wing make slight flight path ajustments as if they where looking for some new place to land. I noted the time of 5:54AM and keep driving south on 35

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