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Iowa triangle UFO appeared to cloak itself

An Iowa witness at Cedar Falls reported watching a silent, triangle-shaped UFO moving in a straight line overhead that appeared to cloak itself, according to testimony in Case 72695 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The sighting occurred at 9:02 p.m. on November 19, 2015, during a clear evening with no clouds and temperatures in the mid-30s.

Downtown Cedar Falls, Iowa. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Downtown Cedar Falls, Iowa. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

“Went out to have a smoke and noticed a movement to my right peripheral side vision in the star-filled sky,” the witness stated.“Saw what appeared as a fuzzy outline of a V-formation or triangle craft directly above. Hard to discern it as it appeared slightly lighter than the dark background sky, fuzzy edges with a translucent appearance.”

The witness stated that the object was very difficult to see unless you were looking right at it.

“No lights, no sound and its glide path was to the south-southeast. Watched it for five-to-six seconds before it faded from view. Speed looked like around 200 mph at say 3,000 feet altitude – just a guess though as I could not tell its size.”

The object appeared to have a translucent appearance as it moved overhead. Pictured: Cedar Falls, Iowa. Credit: Google)
The object appeared to have a translucent appearance as it moved overhead. Pictured: Cedar Falls, Iowa. Credit: Google)

The witness stated that when the object was first seen overhead, it would have been the size of his hand at arm’s length.

“The object did not reflect from the moon that evening and for a lack of better words, and appeared to cloak itself somehow to the background. Very strange. I had my cell phone out, however, there was not enough time to capture it as I was wondering what it was in the first place. I am knowledgeable in earth sciences,known aircraft and consider myself an amateur astronomer. It matched the dark sky so much, I doubt a photo would have shown it unless during the day. Again, this object flew silently down/above main street in a city of 40,000+ citizens and no one else saw it? Another UFO sighting page shows the same object about 20 minutes before in the community of Ames, approximately 70 miles away on the same evening. This at least gives my report a little more substance. Thank You.”

Iowa MUFON Field Investigators Steve Junge and David Kreiter investigated this case and closed it as an Unknown.

“The uncharacteristic movements of the object as well as the shape, descriptions and appearance seem to rule out natural or human-made phenomenon,” Junge and Kreiter stated in their report. “According to the NUFORC website, a similar case happened on the same evening in the town of Ames, Iowa.”

Cedar Falls is about eight miles northwest of Waterloo, Iowa. (Credit: Google)
Cedar Falls is about eight miles northwest of Waterloo, Iowa. (Credit: Google)

Cedar Falls is a city in Black Hawk County, Iowa, population 39,260. Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

Roger Marsh

Roger Marsh is a UFO writer and content developer. He is Director of Communications for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) where he manages media contact, rights and permissions, and content development for television, film, documentary, radio, print and stage. Roger is a MUFON case researcher for History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.” He is editor of the monthly international MUFON UFO Journal, executive producer of the weekly “MUFON UFO Traffic Report” radio show; serves as the MUFON webmaster; reporter for the daily “UFO Traffic Report” in web and audio formats; and publisher of the “MUFON Books” imprint. He is the author of Sacred Dialogue, editor of Silent Invasion, and co-editor of Ron Paul Speaks. Roger was featured in the 2015 season premiere episode of Destination America's "Monsters & Mysteries in America." Roger and his wife, Joyce, live in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, restoring a 1910 Pennsylvania four-square.

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  1. Check out my report from 2012 in Green Bay, WI – De Pere actually. I saw a giant triangle descend directly overhead, stop at a similar altitude of between 1000 – 3000 feet. It absolutely had cloaking technology as it projected the star light through its underbelly. The triangle was completely silent and took off over the horizon in a matter of seconds. Mind blowing, and you’re not alone in seeing these.

  2. MUFON investigator Junge is friend of mine..lived with him for a while. Cool! Lol. Interesting case.

  3. I saw the same thing. I was outside the bar in calmar. Got about 5, 6 seconds of it. Barely visible. Having a cigarette about an hour later a guy next to me saw something in the sky . We caught a glimpse and this time their were two of them flying parallel to the southeast. The first one was going to the southwest. It made the sensation of hair standing up on the back of my head. An evil feeling came over me. I am glad that someone else saw it the second time. What scared me so much is that it was somewhat far away and appeared pretty big. An earlier comment about the size of a fist at arms length is excellent description. I have told about 4 people but it’s so hard to explain .

  4. December 2021 myself my wife and daughter spotted a small triangular UFO south of eagle center,Iowa. It was flying very slowly and very low, just over top of the powerlines. It was approximately 10 foot on each of the three sides with a small white light on each of the corners on the bottom side. We stopped on the road as it passed directly over us. It made a slight humming noise. It headed south west at approximately 10 miles an hour as it faded from view. I wish now we would have followed it but at the time I guess we were a like creeped out and decided to use better judgement

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