|Occurred : 11/30/1996 22:00 (Entered as : 11/30/1996 22:00 PM)
Reported: 2/17/2004 2:40:12 PM 14:40
Location: Sedona, AZ
|Three round bright lights in triangle formation near Northern Slopes Foothills North.
On a Saturday night heading North down Dry Creek Road next to the Northern Slopes FootHills North subdivision off to my left hand side was a gravel pull-off area to the side of the road where I like to look at the stars. I left the 1986 Old Dodge Caravan running, otherwise it had to be pop-started. Before I decided to get out and look around I saw out the window to my left 3 round white lights in a triangle formation with two round lights on top and a third centered below. At first I thought construction workers at night, as there was a new subdivision with new construction and development equipment left at night. outside. I did not see any construction workers about or movement of construction equipment or hear any such sounds. I felt very mesmerized by the three round lights at a nearby distance above the ground level. They stayed on bright white round and in a triangle formation very steady and not appearing to move at all. I was expecting them to move....and entertained thoughts of them moving together in triangle formation or splitting off in different directions...which did not happen at all as I looked for what seemed to be a very long time straight on at the lights. They seemed very, very bright and facing toward the road and the van and me. I was too afraid to get out of the van and walk around outside toward them, although I felt very compelled to do so...my van had problems starting and if I got out, then I would have to leave the van running...and I also feared the what if...what if I got out and my van stopped running or I felt fearful like I had to get back in the van and drive away quickly and it took too long to pop-start it back up and take off. When these thoughts clicked in my head I decided I had been looking at these lights much too long, what seemed like 10-15 minutes and I did not want to see them anymore or entertain thoughts of them moving, turning off, following me, etc. so I decided to quickly drive off away to my campsite in Long Canyon instead. I fel! t that I had come to the desert to live and challenge myself to "face my fears"...and I became too scared and drove off instead.
((NUFORC Note: One of six, seemingly credible, reports submitted by same witness. Date of incident may be approximate, although the witness does not indicate that fact. PD))