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Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/21/1976 21:00 (Entered as : 10/21/76 21:00)
Reported: 1/9/1999 07:07
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: St. George (UT) to Las Vegas (NV), UT
Shape: Light
Duration:30 minutes
A Bright red light in the southwestern sky approx. 45 degrees above the horizon.

While driving along the highway about 60 mph I noticed this bright red light in the sky I would estimate to be as bright as Jupiter of maybe even brighter. As i drove the object did not seem to move in relation to the background terrain. I must have continued for 15 or twenty minutes before I stoped the car to get out and have a look at this thing. I stoped in the middle of nowhere on this desolate road and stared at this bright red light for few minutes when suddenly it began to slowly move about in the sky. First one direction and then another. I was with a friend and we both were in awe of whatever this was when the most extraordinary thing happened. Five jets began closing in on the object from seemingly out of nowhere. when they came to within about a moons distance from the object it just vanished into nothing. I returned to Las Vegas a few hours later and called Nellis Air Force Base to report the incident. They denied any knowledge of any sighting and said they knew nothing about any planes chasing anything. This I knew to be a lie, as no air force base could possibly be unaware of 5 jets chasing something within 50 to 100 miles of them. I have never been able to explain what this could have been and still have no idea. i