An Iowa 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 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness was driving to his mother’s home at 8:30 p.m. on January 18, 2017, when the incident occurred.
“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.”
The witness described the object.
West Des Moines is a city in Polk, Dallas, and Warren counties, population 56,609.
Iowa MUFON Assistant State Director Beverly Trout investigated this case and closed it as an Unknown.