|Occurred : 8/31/1998 22:00 (Entered as : 08/31/98 22:00)
Reported: 9/15/1998 21:53
Location: Tucson, AZ
|Pair of objects flying side by side.
My son (10 years old) and I were driving to our hotel in Tucson after dinner out with some friends.
We saw two objects flying toward us from the SW (moving NE). Objects were side by side with a single light on either end (?) front & back.
Moving slowly toward us, they came to a stop and one of the objects just sort of pivoted it's front end out to the side, heading E and started moving again. The second object did the same and they continued one behind the other to the E. We stopped the car when we first saw them because they looked so strange and we were on a secluded dirt road. There was no noticeable engine noise.
My son and I live very near an active MCAS in So Cal and we are very accustomed to seeing military craft. We have also been to Tucson several dozen times in the last few years and we have become very familiar with the military aircraft at the Davis-Monthan Air Station in Tucson. My son can identify most any military jet with only a slight glance - he loves them! But these had him stumped and spooked. We watched them for about a minute as they disappeared off into the eastern sky. The way they turned was not at all like any aircraft we have observed. There was no banking involved. They just stopped and one of them slid out to the side, started moving E and the other followed with exactly the same kind of pivoting turn.