|Occurred : 5/1/1998 00:00 (Entered as : 05/01/1998 0:00)
Reported: 7/27/2005 8:08:17 PM 20:08
Location: Rural ("middle of nowhere"), NV
|Sighting over Nevada in 1998
I was driving my semi eastward on I10 in nevada, just after crossing the NV border.
My co-drivier was asleep in the back. I spotted 5 to 8 bright lights in the sky south of us, in a crooded line from about 1 o'clock to 3 o'clock, they were orange in colour and stationary. I figured they were flares until one moved upward. After about 10 minutes of observation, I pulled my truck over on an offramp and parked.
At the place I pulled over, there was noone else, it was a small construction site with a large pile of dirt. I got my camera, a 35 MM auto everything deal, and exited the truck, watching the objects, I climbed to the top of the pile and proceeded to take pictures. they moved a little, blinking on and off, and moving 5 to 10 degrees toward or away (up and down) from each other.
I ran out of film, after taking a full roll (I reloaded once) of 24 exposures and 6 exposures on the other roll, watched for 30 to 45 minutes, then, pursuant to my schedul, I took off. I could see them almost all the way to AZ.
Unfortunately, The film did not turn out, as Walmart's photo dept is incompetent, however, I still have the negatives, as well as a small notebook with specific date and times from my first noting them, until I lost them in light pollution, but they are somewhere in the chaos I have in my house since I moved.
The weather that night was extremely clear, no clouds.
I was wide awake, having just awaken in California, and started driving 3 hours before.
1) The strange things were that, even though I pulled over on a rough road, my co- driver did not awaken, as any driver will tell you they will when the truck stops 2) I remember clearly the stop was 20 to 30 minutes, yet, I lost very little time in the log book, I even had time to get back in the truck to recover my spare roll of film! The objects were clearly round, but not bright like a star or a light would be, more like a glow in the dark decal would be, except not green, but a orange colour. if they were 25 feet wide, I would put them at 1600 to 1800 meters away.
I will give a more full report when I find my notebook, and possibly rescan the negatives, when I get my scanner installed. Maybe Walmart just hosed up the prints. I can only hope.