NUFORC UFO Sighting 2322

Occurred: 1991-02-01 20:00 Local
Reported: 1997-06-30 00:00 Pacific
No of observers: 2

Location: Quartzite (20 miles east of), AZ, USA

Shape: Light

Summary : Large object with a row of white lights on one side and row of red lights on other (about six each) hovering over rest stop in Arizona, February 1991.

I read with interest your news releases about the sightings in Arizona in March 1997. My husband and I were traveling to Tucson in February 1991 on a very dark night. At about 10:00 I noticed a row of lights in the distance. I thought there must have been a house on a hill with all its lights on. It looked like it was about a mile or so away. As we approached it appeared that the brightness of the lights suddenly increased, as if the "house" had tilted. We approached a rest stop, about 20 or 25 miles east of Quartzite, Arizona, where the lights were hovering. There were about six white lights in a row. Since it was so dark I thought they were some high antennas over the rest stop. I could see no object, only the lights. We had never been there before and were not familiar with the area. There were also two smaller red lights in the area that seemed to be slowly moving. Since our car was traveling at about 65 miles per hour, I thought they were also antennas, but !thought it was odd that they seemed to be moving. As we passed the white lights, I said to my husband, who was driving, "There are some strange lights up there." He only had an opportunity to glance up and see the white lights, but since they were quite high in the sky, perhaps 100 feet, he only saw them momentarily. As we passed, I looked back, and there were the same number of red lights on the other side, which were blinking somewhat randomly, not in any pattern. We continued on to Tucson, and I asked someone who was familiar with that road if they ever saw any odd lights at that rest stop, and he said he thought he had, so I dismissed them as antennas. On the way home, we took at good look at that rest stop during the day, and there were no high antennas and no hills or mountains nearby. We have been on that road several times since then, and once we took a frontage road near that rest stop and noticed there was a power plant about 1/4 mile from there that could not b!e seen from the highway. Last February my husband and I again traveled to Tucson at night and stopped at that rest stop to get a few hours sleep. The only lights we saw were some red ones on a low post that were more or less vertical, and definitely much closer to the ground than the ones we had witnessed that night. We have mentioned the sighting to a few people but never have officially reported it.

Posted 2001-08-05

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