Occurred: 2004-07-21 12:45 Local
Reported: 2004-11-22 01:27 Pacific
Duration: 20 minutes
No of observers: 3

Location: Reno, NV, USA

Shape: Disk
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aura or haze around object, Left a trail, Changed Color, Aircraft nearby

At about 12:45pm on July 21st this year, two close friends and I were on my back patio smoking when one of my friends spotted something unusual in the sky. Both friends spotted it before me, as it took my eyes a minute to adjust to the clear bright sky. We were looking west in the direction of W.hwy 80. The object hovered and intermittingly moved as though it was going in and out of visibility. Every time it would do a sharp fast maneuver the sun would reflect silver. The object appeared to be at least 20000 ft high at first, hovering, then disappearing and appearing 1000's of feet lower, sometimes higher. Then it would do a 180 degree (half circle) maneuver and disappear only to reappear higher again. It was moving from west to N.east and eventually went straight over my apartment. The object was the typical silver saucer type. When it moved from south to north in a straight line it had some kind of tail behind it, hard to describe. It glowed amber/white. We watched this craft for 30 minutes. I watched my watch carefully as time seemed to stand still. I have never in my life watched a UFO for this long! 5-10 minutes at the most with a few past sightings but this was unreal. I remember the times specifically because I had a doctor’s appointment at 1:30pm that afternoon which I ended up being late to by 5 minutes and the doctor’s office is right across the street from my apartment not 2 minutes away. My two friends watched it for 5-10 minutes after I left for my doctors appointment as they say it came directly over the apartments at what they said was about 4000 feet. It then turned reddish amber and then just disappeared. The movements and maneuvering were simply mind blowing. No sound whatsoever.

The strangest part of this sighting was that after watching the craft for about 10 minutes I heard a jet high above. It must have been at least 30000 feet up and it was all white with a radar type thing on top. Military for sure. It came from east, (possibly the Fallon, NV airbase?) and turned left and was heading south straight for the craft. The craft seemed to toy with the jet, appearing above then below flying in front then behind. Then the craft just hovered and seemed to start ignoring the jet as the jet flew from north to south maybe 20-30 miles and then banked east and just flew till we couldn’t see it anymore. The strangest part was that as the craft hovered and maneuvered around the jet, the jet turned on some kind of ultra bright light of some kind that came from the center area of the plane and flashed a steady bright light that resembled a huge camera flash but it stayed on for at least 45 seconds then went off. All I know is the gov knew it was up there and must have been checking it out. The craft as it toyed with the jet, it seemed to show off to us. I think what seemed like a 30 minute sighting may have involved missing time. All I know is my watch said 30 minutes had passed from the time we first started watching the craft, until I left for my appointment.

Posted 2004-12-03

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