Go Back Report # 1534



National UFO Reporting Center

Sighting Report


Occurred: 6/15/1980 10:30 (Entered as: 06/15/1980 10:30)

Reported: 2/24/2005 7:41:44 PM 19:41

Posted: 4/16/2005

Location: Wapello, IA

Shape: Circle

Duration: 10 min.

Craft sucking water from pond.


We arrived home late. Our home was a [sic] under-ground home. Rural area down in a grove of trees. Our lane went across the levie [sic-levee] to our home. We had no yard light.


We were driving in a pick-up truck downhill on our lane. We looked ahead and the pond was iluminated [sic] with brite[sic] light. We were confused because we had no yard light. We stopped the truck on the levie [sic]. I immediatly [sic] got out. I was standing with my back against the truck door. I looked up into a perfectly circular light.


Approximatly [sic] 20 feet in diameter. About 10 ft. high over the pond. Approximatly [sic] 25 ft. from me. It was a craft hovering motionless. With no sound. I immediatly [sic] started talking to the craft. I said, Don't be scart [sic-scared] of me, come down and give me a ride.


As I was talking, my wife was running to the house with our son. I heard the engine fire up. Wind started blowing from the craft stronger and stronger. I was pinned to the side of my truck. Could not move, the craft shot straight up 20 times faster then [sic] a high powered rifle bullet. It was a roar that I have never heard before. In 5 seconds the light completely disapeared [sic].


The next day, I was looking around the house and found a 12 ft. diameter circle of flattened weeds. I never reported this to anyone. I didn't think anyone would believe me.


Reference for the above text is: Website: National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC), Peter Davenport, Director:




UFOCAT URN 191525 Website: National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC), Peter Davenport, Director


North America United States, Iowa, Louisa

Wapello   Latitude 41-10-53 N, Longitude 091-11-08 W (D-M-S) [populated place]

Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=154:1:1765846258792399



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