It may be 4th of July weekend, but that doesn’t mean that every strange light in the sky came from some cheap combination of cardboard, fuses, and gunpowder.
Yes, there are going to be quite a few large and spectacular fireworks displays in America over the weekend. We’ll be celebrating our independence from Britain from coast-to-coast, with cold beers, hot dogs, and dazzling, explosive displays high in the night sky.
But for one Iowa man, there was no explaining just what he saw when he peered into the murky void above him.
A motorist in Iowa was left mystified when he glanced out his window and spotted an odd glowing orb hovering in the night sky. The strange sighting reportedly occurred this past Tuesday evening as witness Jacob Ferrell was driving through the city of Des Moines. “It was like an eyeball-looking UFO,” he recalled to TV station KCCI, “I don’t know what to make of it.” Fortunately, Ferrell had the wherewithal to capture some of the sighting with his cell phone. “It was kind of just hovering there in the sky just standing still,” he marveled, “it was just too weird.”
The sighting was soon on the radar of national experts.
Although he suspected that the object might have been something related to SpaceX, Farrell ultimately conceded that he had no idea what the anomaly was. An attempt by KCCI to get to the bottom of the mystery left them without any answers from the FAA. The witness did, however, submit his sighting to the National UFO reporting center and director Peer Davenport told the TV station that “I have no reason to believe it is an alien spacecraft.”
Some have suggested that Davenport was mistaken, and that his dirty windshield may have concocted a strangle light anomaly from a not-so-strange source, but the flummoxed motorist was steadfast in his belief.
You can watch the video below and judge for yourself.