NUFORC Sighting 3224

Occurred: 1998-04-15 20:48 Local
Reported: 1998-04-16 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 45 mins.
No of observers: 7

Location: Flagstaff, AZ, USA

Shape: Circle
Characteristics: Lights on object, Emitted beams

First object red & green flashing, Shape of a ring, changed shapes and directions many times, winked out & retirned 4 times, shot out beams of light. Other object very bright white--thought it was Jupiter. Both 25 degrees above the horizon in Western sky. After 35-40 mins. white object shot to the North and winked out. Simultaneously at least 6-8 other dull yellow objects in sky in almost all directions. Partially cloudy skies during sighting. Direction--West and Northwest of Flagstaff. Red & green object appeared to communicate with white object through flashes of light. Myself, wife, daughter, son and 3 next door neighbors witnessed this event.

I am 51 and was outside looking in the sky to the West Northwest. I noticed a red and green flashing object about 25 degrees above the horizon. Turned away for a minute or two, object is still there in the same place. Simultaneously there is a very bright white object about 40 degrees to the West of this , I'd say due West geographically. I thought this to be a planet (Jupiter?). This object was stationary the whole time. After observing for a few minutes I looked at my watch, it was 20:48 MST. My 15 yr old neighbor was visting my 14 yr old son, and came out of my house. I asked him to come take a look. We both watched for about 10 mins. Green and red object started moving at this time. I went in and got my 7x35 binoculars. We were then joined by the neighbor's Mom and 15 yr old sister. We all watched this red and green object move. A little zig-zag, some up and down motion. It shot off several times and winked out, only to reappear in the spot it winked out from. In the binoculars it looked like a red and green ring, like a wedding band with a yellow white spot like a diamond on a wedding ring. It was turning. I sent for my wife son and daughter to come out. Now there were 7 of us watching. The red and green object shot off beams of light several times. Keep in mind these are objects are miles away so everything looks pretty small, the beams were distinguisable, but not real intensely bright. About 21:15 we started looking in other areas in the sky and spotted 6-8 other moving objects. I looked at several through the binoculars. Looked like the edge of a ring. Dull yellow to tan color, not real bright. About 21:20 the bright white object I thought was Jupiter, suddenly shot to the North and winked out while in motion. It did not reappear. By 21:30 the sky was getting very cloudy, and observation was concluded. I have no fears about being contacted by you or answering further questions. I have not reported this to any Law Enforcement agencies, Military or Newspapers. Please advise proper course of action to follow. Sincerely ((Deleted))

Posted 1999-01-28

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