Six reported 2017 UFOs in Iowa are quite significant when you consider the state’s 3.1 million population, according to data from UFO Cases of Interest based on the best reports for further study from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).
California and Pennsylvania topped the 2017 list with each state logging in 15 cases from the same data. California has a 39.5 million population while Pennsylvania has a 12.8 million population.
UFO Cases of Interest: 2018 Edition was released July 10, 2018 and includes 241 best UFO reports from 2017. Nearly two and-a-half percent are Iowa cases.
Iowa 2017 UFO events began when a witness at West Des Moines reported watching a black triangle-shaped object about 100 feet across moving under 500 feet, according to testimony in Case 81617. The witness was driving to his mother’s home at 8:30 p.m. on January 18, 2017.
“When I got very near my mom's house, I saw a bright orange light over some condos,” the witness stated. “Maybe a couple thousand feet above it, there was a fainter yellow light. As I drove a bit more I had to stop in the middle of the street and watch.”
The object moved close to the witnesses’ vehicle.
“It was moving very, very slowly and almost right towards my car. I was too in shock to get my camera. As it got closer, I noticed that there were also green and red lights on this thing. I figured it was a drone, but it kept getting bigger as it got closer.”