|Occurred : 3/25/2005 16:30 (Entered as : 03/25/05 16:30)
Reported: 10/15/2006 8:27:19 AM 08:27
Location: Tucson, AZ
|Dual Diamond Swinging Kite Object(s)
I've been trying to find out if there have ever been reports of the type of object we saw on the date above, and decided to file a report while I'm here since the event continues to perplex me to this day.
At about 4:30 in the afternoon on or about March 25 or 2005, my freind and I were out in my backyeard. I was sitting at my gold panning tub while he was looking into my side yard. My freind told me "You need to check this out." I thought he was looking at some flaw on my roof or a cooler leak etc...I just made some joke about not wanting to see whatever it was.
Then he repeated in a rather puzzled but stern voice..."No, I mean it, come here and check this out!" I got up reluctantly and asked what he was looking at. He said "I'm not sure what the heck it is. I thought it was a parachutis in trouble but it just doesn't look right for that." He pointed in the general direction where he was looking. At first I didn't see anything, but then out from behind a tele pole I got my first glimpse of it. I tried to focus on ths object to tell what it was. Because of it's motion in the first few seconds of my seeing the object, I thought it was a kite. There appeared to be a tringular shaped object on top, with a smaller one below it. The lower craft appeared to be "tethered to the upper, as it was moving back and forth in a pendulus swinging motion." Initially it looked like a kite. However after watching it a few more seconds it became apparent that whatever this was was moving across the sky far too fast for a kite busted off it's string. Also, the pendulus motion in a constant back and forth arc below the upper object was very precise and rythmic in pattern.
The movement is really what made the sighting "eerie/odd/unexplainable" as with each cycle of back and forth motion (8 o'clock to 4 o'clock), the object(s) paused, then elevated and began another swinging cycle. At the end of each back/forth cycle, it paused, and elevated. I observed this happen aout 4 or 5 times and then the oddest thing happened...the little object on the bottom went in a full circle all the way around the top object in a matter of a second. It started in it's normal 8 o'clock position, but then did a complete loop around the upper diamond object and stopped on a dime in the 4:00 position, and then began another back/forth swing.
I ran through the house as the trees in my neighbors yard were now in the path of the object. I jumped on top of my freind's truck to see if I could find the object again from my front yard but it was no where to be seen.
There was no sound, no lights. The onjects were perhaps shimmering a bit, but the odd thing is I'm not sure if that was from it's reflective qualities or a "blur" as the objects were never crisply defined in my sight. I recall really trying to focus on them because of this aspect of their appearance, but to no avail. I could tell they were diamon in shape, with the shorter axis of the diamonds at 12 and 6 o'clock. The objects seemed to be tan to dark grey and varied in hue over time.
My freind and I remain pretty convinced this was something that defies any objects we could think of that might exhibit this sort of free flight. Again, it was the precise period of the swing, the repetitive precision of the starting and stopping points of the swing, the vertical elevation in between each cycle, and the swiftness of the loop around the upper object with it's rapid halt that made this sighting truly bizzarre to us. It's the only thing I've ever seen in my 48 years that still has me scratching my head. I'm a bit mad that I didn't write everything down that day, as I struggle to recall if I actually saw a tehter, or if it was just the precision of the movement of the lower object that implied such a tether (sorry)
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the event is approximate. PD))