UFO Sighting in Rudd, Iowa on January 31st 1958 – My friend and I saw a saucer shaped object in the sky over his farm, Rudd, IA. It had lilghts all around it. We heard no noise.
II WAS IN THE WINTER MONTHS OF 1958. MY FRIEND AND I HAD DRIVEN DOWN THE DIRT LANE TO HIS FARMHOUSE SOME 80 RODS BACK IN THE FIELD. THE GROUND HAD BEEN FROZEN, THAWED, DRIVEN ON AND REFROZEN. IT WAS FULL OF RUTS. THE CAR COULD ONLY TRAVEL ABOUT 2 OR 3 MILES AN HOUR. AS WE WERE GOING BACK UP THE DRIVEWAY TO THE EAST, PERHAPS 10 OR 15% OF THE DRIVE WE SUDDENLY SAW A DARK SAUCER-SHAPED OBJECT IN THE SKY. IT HAD SMALL LIGHTS ALL AROUND IT. WE DID NOT HEAR ANY NOISE. IT MAY HAVE HOVERED AND MOVED ALONG WITH US AS WE MOVED UP THE DRIVE. IT DID NOT SEEM THAT WE BECAME CLOSER TO IT. ALL OF A SUDDEN IT WAS GONE. WE DID NOT SEE IT LEAVE. IT HAD BEEN ABOUT TWO TO THREE TELEPHONE POLES HIGH IN THE SKY, TO THE LEFT OR NORTH SIDE OF THE DRIVEWAY. WE DO NOT THINK THAT WE WERE ABDUCTED. THERE DID SEEM TO BE A SLIGHT TIME DELAY OF THE EXPECTED TIME OF OUR ARRIVAL AT THE CAFE WHERE WE EXPECTED TO MEET OUR FRIENDS. THEY HAD ALL GONE HOME. THERE WERE STILL TOWNSPEOPLE IN THE CAFE. WE DID NOT KNOW WHAT WE HAD SEEN. I THOUGHT IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN A WEATHER BALLOON. LATER REALIZED THAT IT WAS NOT. WE DID NOT TELL ANYONE ABOUT IT. WE DIDN'T WANT OTHERS TO THINK THAT WE WERE CRAZY. WE DIDN'T DRINK OR DO DRUGS.