|Occurred : 7/11/2006 20:30 (Entered as : 07/11/2006 20:30)
Reported: 8/6/2006 9:13:40 PM 21:13
Location: Tucson, AZ
|THe object was pursued by F-14s from the nearby airbase
My grandson and I were outside and he was chatting while I watered.I was watching lightening to the west and noticed an odd aircraft.It was oblong in shape,the size of ,or a bit larger than an f-14.It was traveling west by northwest and made no sound.
I called my grandsons attention to it and we now watched it earnestly.I was so absorbed I didn't even think of the camera.
The object had a dim white outline of lights.It did not have the usual strobes and green/red flashers of conventional aircraft.
Since it was silent and unconvential I was now getting pretty excited and so was my grandson.
The object continued northwest and began to fly low over the Catalina Mountains.(highest peak around 9,000 ft) As it traveled it began to pickup speed and suddenly it was joined by an F-14 out of Davis Monthan airbase.It appeared to be in pursuit of the craft.The craft began to glow orange,started heading south and 2 more jets scrambled out of the base after it.
The object turned blue,changed to a large triangle shape and shot upward.
The F-14s stayed with it on its tail and both sides.
It then began a sharp fast climb and in a few seconds it left the fighters and was gone.
I am now a beleiver in UFO's as this was truly an unidentified flying object.
I find I am always watching the skies now.I am a retired nurse.I have 2 degrees in the sciences.I am 50 yrs old.I have never been a believer but am an avid weather watcher and so I look at the sky often.I have seen other odd objects in the sky but until now I could always find a rational explanation.Not for this.Not for this.