Quote from NICAP.org’s “The 1969 UFO Chronology” (nicap.org):
“Neighbors of the family contributed the remarks that their dogs were making a racket that evening. Van Horne stands as one of the best ‘landing effects’ cases on record. This is because it has multiple witnesses, an immediate corroberation of the trace by someone who knew exactly the state of his farm fields, no desire for publicity [in fact a parent who blocked almost all of it], no motivation [in fact, a loss of valuable crop], multiple, early-on-scene investigators with good track records for straight-shooting, and a fairly large and mysterious effect. On some scales of rating ‘trace’ cases, this might be #1.”
Wikipedia article: “Van Horne, Iowa”:
Van Horne, Iowa, is part of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area, according to the Wikipedia article.
The 13 July 1969 Van Horne, Iowa, UFO landing imprint
(CE2 case – soybean crop)
Satellite photo of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (tageo.com)