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Occurred : 2/20/2004 19:00 (Entered as : 02/20/2004 19:00)
Reported: 5/16/2004 4:35:07 PM 16:35
Posted: 6/4/2004
Location: Quartzite, AZ
Shape: Circle
large circular craftlike" outline "of a black smokelike substance, in the sky.(Many times larger than a plane)

I was in an RV, alone, parked on a hill overlooking Quartzsite AZ. I was parked out of the town near other RV's, there for the winter RV show.

About an hour before sunset, I looked out my window south, to see a huge circular "ring "in the sky, over the town, more south west. This was HUGE, many times over the size of a jet or airplane.. It had what looked like black smoke oulining it, with nothing inside. What it looked like ,was a UFO type craft, but with the black outlining only.

I ran outside with my binoculars to look, though I could see it very plain without them. I had no camera to take a picture! I was trying to get a better veiw of two objects that looked to be parachutes just below the circular "smoke"ring. The two objects below the "ring" looked like something was attached.

I ran over to an RV to my left and behind me, to tell them. At that time, it was still quite visible. I was wondering, had a plane blew up??? Had someone parachuted out? But the huge outline, amazed me, as it was in the pattern of a craft, much larger than that a plane, many times!

So I told the RV people who had recently pulled nearby me. They had been drinking, (I had not) they laughed, and asked had I been to Roswell? They did not seem concerned nor wanting to even look, so I left.

Back at my RV, I looked again, just a bit of "smoke"remained. From the RV to my right came a woman to see what I was looking at. She saw some of the remaining "smoke" or outline of the ring. It had been in the sky some time, about ten minutes approx.

I asked in town the next day about any reports, any accidents of aircraft, none that I could hear of. There is a surveillence balloon south near Yuma. I have seen it for years. It was further south, and east of what I saw.

The parachute objects may have been local ultralights. If so they should have seen what I saw, unless they did not look up!

I was not going to report this, until I saw the photo from Texas, March 04 on the Coast to Coast Website. It was similar to what I saw! So I am! reporting it. I did hear about a UFO report that went unreported in Jan. It was in the same area, but it was a craft, whereas what I saw was the "outline" of what looked like one.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))