NUFORC UFO Sighting 5757

Occurred: 1998-07-28 01:30 Local - Approximate
Reported: 1999-03-01 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 3 minutes
No of observers: 2

Location: Yuma, AZ, USA

Shape: Triangle
Characteristics: Lights on object, Emitted beams

My wife and I were on our way home from San Diego late at night when I noticed an aircraft flying over head. The craft was very bright and when we got closer it was actually hoovering over the desert with a very bright light illuminating the ground.

My wife and I were on our way home, Phoenix, from San Diego. We were approximately 1/2 hour east of Yuma, Arizona. She was sleeping, and I noticed this bright light flying above the desert off in the distance. I didn't think much about it, not being familiar with the area, I just assumed that it was probably a crop duster or something of that sort. As we got a little closer to the object, I noticed that the lights were much brighter than that of a crop duster! The entire desert was being illuminated by this craft. I woke my wife up, asking her if she believed in UFO's! She was upset at being woken, and smarted off to me "Why?" I simply told her that I was not a big believer, but that what ever I was seeing off in the distance was certainly making me believe. When she looked, she too was shocked. We were getting real close to the object which was black in color. We noticed that it was not one bright light, but a series of bright lights shining down. The craft had one in each corner, one in the middle, and several others red, possibly amber, surrounding it. A semi driver that had been in front of me this entire time pulled off to the side of the road, as did we. The craft was actually hoovering over the desert with the middle light shining down bright on the ground. It was as though it were looking for something. The craft would then move very slowly twoards us, and as it got to where the highway was, all the lights, except the amber lights, would go off until it crossed over the highway. Once on the other side all lights would return. The craft was not moving incredibly fast while over the desert but, as it crossed the road it would do so in a hurry. It concentrated most of its time on the south side of the highway and it passed directly over us severaal times. It was a very warm Arizona night and we had our windows down, yet heard nothing. We did not realize this until we were driving away. My wife was very scared while we were parked there and she begged me to continue driving. We co! uld see this object for a few miles as we drove away, then it just vanished. Both of us agreed to tell no one what we had just seen, for fear of being laughed at. I had to tell someone so I told my parents the next morning. Yesterday, February 28, 1999, I was golfing with my cousin who was talking about the Phoenix sightings and explaining what the craft looked like. I told him what my wife and I had encountered so he sent me via email your web address, as well as some pictures that he pulled off the internet. The pictures that he sent me are very similar to what my wife and I seen, the craft was not huge, but not small either. The lights were very bright yet, not blinding. The whole experience was kinda nerve racking to say the least. Yet, I have no doubt what I seen over that portion of the Arizona desert. I now believe in UFO's, but I believe that it was a millitary craft given our location. Yuma has a large millitary presence. Anyway, thats our story.

Posted 1999-04-02

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