|Occurred : 10/31/2007 20:50 (Entered as : 10/31/07 20:50)
Reported: 11/1/2007 9:18:28 AM 09:18
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
|A saucer, flying only about 50 feet in the air, right above the middle of Colorado Springs.
I've never believed in the existence of UFOs until now.
Yesterday, at about 8:50 PM, I was driving eastbound on Academy Boulevard (this is a major road of Colorado Springs, and goes right through the middle of the city), when I saw a few lights floating above a shopping center right next to the road. I was traveling about 35-40 mph at this time and got closer to it quickly.
Within a few seconds, I realized that the lights all belonged to the same object, and were then slowly moving above Academy, only about 50 feet in the air. It came at an angle towards me (or perhaps I was just moving towards it faster than I thought), and for about five seconds, it was close enough for me to see the details of it. It was the classic saucer shape, with maybe 6-8 white lights around the circular base of it, and one white light at the top. The top, however, was pointed as if a large cone were placed on the top of the main saucer part. It was dark, but I'm fairly certain that the UFO was black or dark grey, and probably the equivalent of 2 or 3 cars in total mass. After about five seconds of it floating only about 50 feet away from me, it banked and did a u-turn, flying away at a much higher speed than it had been before (although it was impossible to estimate the speed at night in those conditions, its accelaration was definately much more than a helicopter could have managed). I saw the lights of it for a few seconds more, then lost it within the glow of the city.
I would guess that there were many more witnesses (it was a busy city street, after all) and there should be more reports on the same saucer. Yes, this did happen on halloween night, and I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it so clearly (it may as well have landed and let me walk up and touch it), but it was very frightening because of what I might have just witnessed. Technology like that that we don't know about scares me and makes me wonder what else the government has in terms of power. I still don't believe it was extraterrestrial, because the statistical chances of that are improbable almost to the point of impossibility, but the fact that it exists at all is fairly horrifying.
((NUFORC Note: Student report. We would welcome reports from any other witness. PD))