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Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/25/1998 18:30 (Entered as : 07/25/98 18:30)
Reported: 7/15/2001 16:23
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Jefferson (near), CO
Shape: Oval
Duration:five minutes
Black Oval-Shaped Object Hovering Near Jefferson, Colorado.

I was outside on the porch at my family's summer cabin near Jefferson, Colorado. The porch faces North-East, toward the Taryall Mountains and an expansive valley in between. I was outside enjoying the view, when i noticed something above the ground about a Half-mile in front of me. It was a black, oval-shaped object, hovering about 50 feet off the ground. The object seemed solid, and i couldn't see any details, it was just shiny and black. It sat there for about a minute or so then started to move East, accoss the valley, and it gained altitude to about 300 feet, as it did so. The thing that really caught my attention about it was that it made no sound that I could hear. I've seen plenty of low-flying airplanes in the area and know that the sound they make echos through the valley, no matter how far away they are. But the object didn't make a noise. It glided slowly accross the valley and continued to gain altitude until it was above one of the mountain peaks in the distance, my best guess is that the mountain is about 10 miles away from my cabin. The object then seemed to momentarily stop above the mountain and then shot away at a great speed to the North and disappeared.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. Many reports of seemingly unusual fireballs were reported to NUFORC and MUFON during the summer of 1998, we seem to recall. PD))