Iowa Whitish Clear Sphere

Date: 1981
Time: Evening

After I reentered active duty with the Air Force in 1981, we made a trip from Offutt AFB, NE back to my home town of Aurora, Illinois. Somewhere in the middle of Iowa, my wife took over driving and I rested. For some reason, I had this strong feeling to lean out the window and look up. I did, and What I saw was a sort of whitish clear sphere drifting in the sky. I pulled back in to tell my wife to pull over so I could get a better look but when she stopped and I got out, it was nowhere to be seen. I have often thought that what I saw was a weather balloon at altitude, but if that was the case I still should have been able to see it after we stopped, and I really don't know what a weather balloon would be doing over the middle of Iowa. Still, there most likely is a natural(earthly) explanation for this one- I just don't know what it is.

Thank you to the witness for the report.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research


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