Occurred: 1987-03-23 00:55:00 Local
Location: Apache Junction, AZ, USA
Shape: Changing
Duration: 30 seconds
No of observers: 2
Reported: 2004-06-05 03:48:21 Pacific
Posted: 2004-06-18 00:00:00
Characteristics: Emitted other objects, Changed Color, Landed, Electrical or magnetic effects

On March 23rd 1987 at 0055 a object broke up above us to the left of salt river dam, and we heard a crash near weaver's needle.

((name deleted)) and I ((name deleted)) were out exploring, earlier in the day checking out different parts of the Salt River Dam. We ended up below the dam. We were trying to catch fish in the puddles in an area that supports the dam -kind of like a second dam but not. We became stuck in the sand with my mitsubishi mini pickup. We'd jack it up and get out then get re-stuck. We rested for a while and hiked around goofing off. We didn't care we'd get out.

I'd turn on the headlights and light music and we'd fish from the head lights. Then al of a sudden streaking through the sky we could see what ((my friend)) called a shooting star at first. I said that isn't far enough away to be a shooting star and you can hear the damn thing. As it got close we could immediately see it in several pieces spreading out. We about 1/8 to a 1/4 mile away we watched a trasformer blow up into pieces. Then seconds later we heard a distant crash noise. We went home and told our friends and family. We were listened to -politely, but not taken seriously because the MIR had broken up at the same time and landed in water. Well, Wes and I believe that there is more to the MIR then meets the eye, and that more than one piece came down, multiple pieces came down. We went back and looked around the desert where we thought the bigger piece(s) came down. It was like looking for a needle in the hay stack. As a matter of fact we figured it had fallen within a mile and a half from Weaver's Needle (a rock formation were gold is suppose to be hidden long ago).

Oh, I let a lot of air out of my tires to get all the way out of the sand -and drove to a gas station slowly! Thanks, RJ

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