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Occurred : 6/1/1995 18:00 (Entered as : 06/1995 18:00)
Reported: 2/16/2009 11:46:40 PM 23:46
Posted: 3/19/2009
Location: Mesa, AZ
Shape: Oval
Duration:30 min.
Large gray Zeppelin or blimp shaped craft sighted north of Mesa, AZ

One evening in June of 1995 I saw a large gray Zeppelin or blimp shaped craft among some small gray clouds in the shadows over the mountains north of Mesa, AZ, East of Phoenix. The reason I'm reporting it as a UFO is that it had no markings or lights on it as required and was hiding in the clouds.

I was driving West from Florence Jct. on Rt. 60 towards Mesa at 18:00 just before sundown and was still about 20 miles from Mesa when I noticed it among the clouds North of Mesa.

At first it looked like 4 small clouds floating South but then 3 of the clouds continued to float South while the 4th one turned and went back North over the mountains when it looked like it might end up out in the open over the city.

At that time I could make out the football shape and was able to identify the craft as a Zeppelin or something similar. I continued to watch it for about 30 min. as I drove West until it disappeared in the shadows over the mountains to the North.

I've seen the Goodyear blimp and the Fuji blimp and it wasn't either of them, it was much too big, all gray and had no lights or markings on it and looked a lot like the one moored to the Empire State Building at the beginning of the movie Sky Captain. The odd thing is I searched for Zeppelins on Google and the last one seems to have been decommissioned around 1940. This sighting was before the Phoenix Lights so I figure something like that carrying a structure underneath with some lights on it at night could have been the cause of some of the reported sightings.

Then, last year I saw a story about a new model Zeppelin that was flying across Texas and Arizona on it's way to California about the same time all the UFO reports were coming from Texas. It was on the local news in Phoenix because it stopped briefly in Tucson. Here are some photos and information about the craft that flew to Calif. but I believe this one is smaller then the one I saw: