An Iowa witness at Altoona reported a fast-moving, black triangle UFO that appeared to be followed by a military jet, according to testimony in Case 83678 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness saw the object at 8:28 p.m. on May 12, 2017.
“Spotted a military grade, triangular craft silently cruising the sky northbound just after sunset and all other planes had passed over,” the witness stated. “It moved at a consistent speed in relation to the other jets at sunset just slightly faster and lower.”
The witness described the object.
“It had three lights, two flashing the north light and the west. The east light was solid. After looking at it, I noticed a tiny but easily seen lit-up dot up in front to the north-northeast and miles upon miles above. My assumption was the military plane was tracking something moving much smoother and faster across the sky. The military jet made it across the sky in about one to two minutes. This object made it from directly above me to out of sight in approximately 20 seconds. The only reason I spotted it was because I was watching the first plane. It was like a weak dot on a page. I almost lost sight of it the entire time it was scaling the night sky. Had it been a satellite, I wouldn't have reported but I don’t believe they take more than one minute to cross.”
Iowa MUFON Assistant State Director Beverly J. Trout closed this case as an Unknown Aerial Vehicle.