|Occurred : 2/13/2004 20:00 (Entered as : 02/13/2004 20:00)
Reported: 4/12/2004 10:30:21 PM 22:30
Location: Why/Tracy, AZ
|My sons and I observed four bright, winking lights in the sky in a diagonal fashion in southern Arizona.
I was returning with my two sons, ages 8 and 5, from Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument shortly after dark when I stopped for gas at Why, Arizona. Through my windshield while fueling I noticed an extremely bright, gold "star" at about 45 degrees to the slight northwest. I exclaimed "Hello..." and before I could point it out to my boys, it winked out. I am aware that the area to the north and west is the Barry Goldwater Air Force Range, so I attributed it to that. We then began on our way to Tucson east on AZ rt 86 through the Tohono O'Odahm reservation. About 10 miles down the road from Why, my oldest son, riding in the passenger seat, excitedly exclaimed that he saw it, as did my youngest from the back seat. As I turned to look up and out the front right (south), I also caught just a glimpse before it again disappeared. This was a crystal clear desert night, so it was not obscured by clouds, nor was it by the mountains as it was again at about 45 degrees. They asked me if it was a ufo. I said yes, as it certainly was flying and unidentified, either ours or "Theirs". To tickle their fancy, you know.
It gets better. A moment later, there now appeared four bright gold "stars" on a 45 degree diagonal, top right, bottom left, and equally spaced, at the same position. The angle of my view made it difficult for me to see them without leaning forward. I was now rather nervous and wished only to get back to the city lights, so I continued without stopping. My son then informed me that the objects began to "wink out" one by one. This action repeated itself two more times, with me viewing only sporadicly. This was diificult at seventy mph if I wished not to drive off the road! We were all a little "creeped" by this, and it was only when I was satisfied that this would be only an encounter of the "first kind", that I stopped, as planned, to view the magnificent milky way and star field indigenous to the area, as we are from the brightly lit mid- Atlantic region...
((NUFORC Note: We believe that stars, or other celestial bodies, would have to be ruled out, before we could conclude that the witnesses observed anything truly anomalous. PD))