National UFO Reporting Center
Occurred: 6/15/1980 10:30 (Entered as: 06/15/1980 10:30)
Reported: 2/24/2005 7:41:44 PM 19:41
Location: Wapello, IA
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 PRN – 191525
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]
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