Personally, I've never seen a UFO.  However, being someone who likes to believe in life on other planets, I can imagine plenty of other people have.

According to, there have been a number of sightings in the QCA over the years, including a few as recent as early April of this year.

Here are the five most recent UFO sightings in the QCA I was able to find.

1. Viola, IL - April 15th, 2016

Shape: Fireball

"Was headed home from getting a burrito. I was looking out the window south when I saw the object. When I first saw the object I thought it was a flare. It was moving from east to west very fast and it changed colors then disappeared. I was not sure what it was in my mind because flares don't go in a horizontal line."

2. Bettendorf, IA - March 20th, 2016

Shape: Cone

"My wife wanted to take a walk outside because it's a clear night and as we got to our vehicles we live in open area beside the school and I looked up in the air as she was looking and I said it looks like it's moving doesn't it and she said it is moving then there's no flashing lights but from the other direction a plane came at a lower elevation then she went to get our kids and I watched it disappear into the light of the Moon then from the other direction another plan came."

3. Moline, IL - March 11th, 2016

Shape: Triangle

The summary he gives is quite long.  Basically, this man claims he saw multiple huge triangular objects in the air traveling at high speed.  Read his entire account at the link above.

4. Sterling, IL - January 24th, 2016

Shape: Light

"20 pulsing orange orbs fly a few miles before disappearing.We have seen these crafts before. The orbs would appear in the same area of the sky, follow a straight line a few miles across, then disappear again. The orbs pulsed from a dark red to a bright orange. They were completely silent and they were roughly 23 of them before the last one disappeared"

5. Bettendorf, IA - January 14th, 2016

Shape: Square, Rectangular

"Pulsating sphere no noise over the Mississippi river"