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Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/30/2001 20:00 (Entered as : 10/30/01 8:pm)
Reported: 10/9/2001 7:49:08 AM 07:49
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Lakewood, CO
Shape: Sphere
Duration:15 to 20 MM
((NUFORC Note: We express our gratitude to the witness, Mr. Stan Romanek, who submitted this report, who has appeared on radio and television programs about this incident. Since he has received considerable publicity over this incident, we feel justified in identifying the witness here, which NUFORC traditionally avoids doing.

Also, we express our gratitude to Mr. George Zeiler, Deputy International Director of the Mutual UFO Network, Lakewood, CO, for his effort in performing an in-depth investigation of this case, and for arranging to have the photographic evidence analyzed.

To listen to these two individuals recount the events surrounding this case, please click on the following URL:

Both gentleman appeared on the Jeff Rense program on June 11, 2002, which is archived at the above site.

NOTE: The object described below was caught by at least three video cameras. The footage was shown by George Zeiler to unidentified, senior officials at NASA, and they apparently expressed considerable interest in the evidence. They apparently have made no public comment about it, that NUFORC is aware of. PD))

October 30th 2001. 8:00 pm I had gotten home from work and just went to get gas. I was on my way back from the gas station when I noticed a spotlight hitting the ground next to my van, wile I was driving. Were I live, they have a lot of police helicopters patrolling the area at night, so I didn't pay any attention. The light hit my van and as it did I rolled down the window and waved above my van. Even though I could not see what I though might be a police helicopter. I realized something was wrong. I couldn't here any helicopter blade noise! It was at that time I also noticed that the car behind me had slammed on it breaks and was stopped in the middle of the road a ways back. Also as I passed the intersection I noticed the person stopped at the light had his head hanging out the window and was staring at my van, as I drove bye. By that time the spotlight went out. I looked out my side window and that's when I saw the dam thing. It couldn't have been more then 40 feet above my van. It was the size of my van looked spherical. The thing was blinking rapidly about 3 to 4 blinks a sec. a red orange color. But the bottom of it was a real bright greenish blue. The whole thing was lit up. There was a fool moon out that night with a few clouds and you could see this thing as bright as the moon it self! About a sec. After I first saw this thing, it shot out in front of me. I hit the gas and followed it. I was doing about 60 chasing it, when we got to a park that was in that area. It suddenly went right, towards the park and stopped for a minute, above a big tree. I turned in to the parking lot almost flipping my van and grabbed my video camera from under the seat. I started filming! Thank God I had my camera in the car. It slowly drifted southeast. No sound what so ever. There were times it would just shoot off at real high speed and I would have to find it again with my camera. I drove to the end of the parking lot and got some more good footage. When I got there I noticed there were a! lot of people there watching this thing to. They started coming towards me. I found out they were there in the park for a late birthday party. To my surprise they also had cameras! ! ! We all watched it dart around and accelerate away right in to a cloud. As weird as it sounds, when it did there would be lightning flashes but no thunder!?!? It did this a few times. We could see it go in (flash) then it would come back out for a few minutes. Then it would do it again, then (flash) but still no thunder. Then it just went away. I got every one on video and we all exchanged numbers. I know there were more people that saw this when I while driving, but they drove away in a hurry!

((NUFORC Note: We have spoken with this witness, and we find him, and the other co-witnesses to be credible. Still photos and video forwarded to NUFORC, which appears interesting. Witness called to correct the date of the incident to 30SE01, as opposed to 30OC01, as first indicated. Case is passed off to Dr. John Schuessler, International Director of the Mutual UFO Network, which is based in Lakewood, CO. PD))