Occurred: 1978-03-17 19:00:00 Local
Location: Denver, CO, USA
Shape: Triangle
Duration: 45 minutes
No of observers: 3
Reported: 1999-02-15 00:00:00 Pacific
Posted: 1999-04-02 00:00:00
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aura or haze around object, Left a trail, Emitted other objects, Changed Color, Aircraft nearby

Denver, Colorado, March 17, 1977, at around 7:30 pm. Two objects seen up close. One hovered over our home, the other flew over at just above treetop level. A third was seen in the distance as a red light falling from one of the craft to the ground.

My husband, myself, and our 2 sons, ages 2yrs, and 1 year old were moving into our new house on March 17th, 1977. I remember the date clearly because it was my younger sons 1 year old birthday. I was in the house unpacking with my 1 year old, and my husband and older son were outside getting things from the truck. It was dark by this time, but we had the porch lights on. This was in the sante fe area of Denver, Colorado, which is a fairly heavily populated area of Denver. At approximately 7:30 pm, my husband came running into the house, and yelling my name. He was very agitated, and nearly speechless,and he just kept saying my name while dragging me out to the back side of the house. I would say no more than 30 seconds had past between him racing into the home, and he and I going back outside. When I got out there he began to tell me what had happened to him. He said he was bending down in the cab of the truck to retrieve a box when it lit up like someone had placed a powerful flashlight over his shoulder. He looked over his shoulder and saw a craft hovering, with no sound, right at treetop level over our home. It had ice cube shaped lights on it, which were flashing in a circular movement around the object. The craft itself was spherical in shape. As soon as he saw it, he raced in the house to get me. My 2 year old was left outside by himself, and he has no memory of the event. By the time I came outside, the object was in the distance, and it looked like a very large, bright star to me. I had jumped up on the cab of the truck for a better look, and began to search the sky. As I looked up and behind me, I saw another craft that was very low to the ground flying right over my head. It was higher than treetop level, but not by much. This craft was triangular, had 3 very large amber colored lights on the bottom of it. It was close enough that I was able to make out some of the mechanical lines of the craft on its bottom part. There was no sound at all, and it just drifted past. I watched it until I could not make it out anymore. The other craft (the first one spotted) had now appeared to stop and hover over the far mountains. It was blinking, and then appeared to change shape and color. It went from white, to gold, to pale red, and changing shapes. It was too far away to tell the exact shapes, but it did not stay spherical. Then a round, very bright red light seemed to drop from it, and float to the ground, leaving a trail as it did. The main craft then turned bright white and circular again, and moved off toward Boulder, CO. We watched it until we couldn't make it out anymore. Approximately 3 to 5 minutes later, a number of helicopters and planes we suspected were military buzzed around our home. They searched the area for about 5 minutes, then moved off. There were several cars that had stopped by our home, gotten out of their cars and watched the crafts as well. We talked with them, but did not get their names. I have never reported this incident until now. The main reason I am, is to see if your organization got any other reportings of this event.

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