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Occurred : 8/5/1980 21:00 (Entered as : 08/05/1980 21:00)
Reported: 4/17/2004 10:27:43 PM 22:27
Posted: 4/27/2004
Location: Maricopa, AZ
Shape: Other
Duration:20 minutes
August 1980 HUGE, silent, boomerang craft in rural desert area south of Phoenix.

The craft that I saw was a HUGE boomerang shape. I still remember it so clearly and have never reported it before because I didn't want people to think I was nuts. I KNOW what I saw was real and in all my reading, research, etc., can't justify it away with any other answer! At the time, the area we lived in was very rural. We live about 30 miles south of Phoenix, and in an area with very few homes (3). We live 15 miles SW of the town of Maricopa. I was in my house watching TV when my brother in law came screaming up to the door. When I answered, he just said, "Look!" and pointed to the Eastern sky.

What we saw at first was what I said looked like planes flying in a V-formation. He kept arguing. As we watched, the craft moved in our direction VERY SLOWLY. Eventually, it came directly over our house. This thing was HUGE!!!!!!! It was solid black. It was probably no more than 100 feet above our house. We live on 3 1/3 acres and the wing span easily reached side to side. It was moving incredibly slow. I have been around planes a lot in my life. This was not a plane. You could see NO landing gear doors, no rivits on the bottom of the craft, no call numbers, no lights on the wings. It was very much a boomerang shape with a small tail added to that shape. I have drawn the shape a 1,000 times since then.

As it approached us, there was a single center light inside, more like the irridescent glow of a light...greenish. I saw no movement inside, just light.

The craft continued to move east to west at the same slow rate...we were able to walk at a very normal pace to stay under it. I walked to our fence line, about 180 feet away, under it and stood there and watched it. It continued across the desert about a mile past my inlaws acerage, then stopped and turned very, very slowly to the south where it just seemed to sit for a few seconds. Then it flipped upward, sort of tilted onto its back and was GONE!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't even come close to the speed it left.

There was absolutely NO SOUND coming from this craft. I think I have never been outside at night since, that I have not watched the sky, looking for its return.

About a week later, there was a report in a small mountain town to the northeast of us, Morenci, that the same shaped HUGE object was observed during a football game. I tried to write the paper in Morenci, but never received a response.

This was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I had 2 cameras hanging just inside the door, but was afraid to open the door and go in for fear I would miss something. I was just AMAZED. I have kicked myself OFTEN for that choice. Man, would I love to have a photo of what I saw.

Any questions, feel free to email me. That was not a choice below, but for sure the best way to reach me.

((NUFORC Note: Date may be approximate, although the witness does not indicate that fact. PD))