Date: July 1, 2009
Location: La Porte City, IA
Message: I was heading to work from La Porte City, IA at around 9:50pm yesterday, July 1, 2009. I had decided to take the county road (Brandon Rd) to get to interstate 380, as the route is the shortest. I was a little apprehensive on taking this route as I figured there is a good possibility of deer being in the area. Luckily I didn’t see any, but shortly after getting on Brandon Rd I did see this bright white light behind me slowly getting bigger.
I thought it was a car at first but the light was way too bright, high (maybe 15 feet of the ground it appeared), and big (plus you can usually making out two distinct lights on a car where this was one big one). Other than my car’s noises it was very quiet on the road. That’s another detail I recall.
Anyway, I lost sight of the light as I followed the first few bends of the road past the trees. As I got further away from them, I could see the light again, it seemed higher than before from the distance behind me. I didn’t really think to stop to take a picture because I was running late. As I turned onto 380 south I couldn’t see the object any longer. There are a lot of farms in the area that could have been obscuring it or I wasn’t looking in the right place, but I am convinced I saw something odd last night.
Whether it is extraterrestrial or not I don’t know, however I do know I can’t identify what it was for sure. I’m wondering if any one else from the area may have seen something like this last night?