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Multiple UFO Reports in Eastern Iowa

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Some late night sightings have eastern Iowa all a buzz about something that maybe out of this world.  Two UFO sightings have been reported in the past week, one in Calmar and the other in Dubuque.

Calmar is located in southern Winneshiek County and home to a little more than a thousand people and while this town is known as the crossroads of northeast Iowa some say it may also be the crossroad of the universe.

Early this morning a concerned citizen called the Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office saying they saw a UFO and crop circle south of the city limits.

Calmar Police say they did not investigate the early morning report.

KWWL Meteorologist Eileen Loan says these sky watchers may be seeing a phenomenon that happens every year around this time.

"It's called the Perseids Meteor Shower and as the Earth passes through the tail of the Swift Tuttle Comet. We're getting bombarded and as they come into the atmosphere they burn up and create a meteor shower," said Loan.

The Earth is in the tail of the comet from the beginning of July to the end of August. The best time to see the meteor shower is during it's peak which is taking place over the next couple of days.

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