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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 10/14/1998 22:00 (Entered as : 10/14/98 22:00)
Reported: 11/2/1998 06:45
Location: Tucson, AZ
Duration: 2 min.
|At approx. 10:00 Pm, we were sitting on the porch off an upstairs bedroom facing the eastern sky. I was standing looking at the stars when I saw what I thought were twin shooting starts far in the eastern sky. But the "stars" stopped their decent and then came heading toward us in a slow manner. As they continued heading west...I was amazed. I told my husband that he had to come and see this. They seem to float through the sky...oval in shape or like two flat bowls glued together...they were a glowing orange, almost seemed translucent. No sound was heard and they continue into the west. I moved to the front of the porch so I could watch them further. They headed into the the western sky and mountains.
As we were enjoying the evening at a local bed and breakfast on the corner of 1st street and 5th avenue in Tucson, I was standing watching the stars. I observed what I though were two shooting stars in the eastern sky. I thought that was quite strange to have two shooting stars, following the same decent. Before they reached the horizon they came toward the west. As they came closer...I told my husband the come here...he needed to see this. We watched as they continued on toward the west. There were two oval (like two flat bowls glued together) and flying side by side with slight movement from side to side. They seemd to be glowing orange from the inside. There were no lights to be seen on them. Since we observed lots of airplanes from the Tucson Airport and the Air Force base and helicopters during our stay...we can say objectively they were not commercial aircraft. It is hard to judge the distance and heighth they were, but they didn't seem to be extremely distant. They continued into the the western sky and into the mountains. My husband and I were visiting our daughter in Tucson and we reside in Malaysia. We are American citizens. My husband is ex-navy and I am an artist. I am 49 and my husband is 52. I have always been interested in the UFO phenomenom, but have never observed one. And my husband is a skeptic. His comment was " I don't know what they were, but I have never seen anything like it before." The next day I was relating the story to our daughter. Her comment was " Mom, we see them all the time in the night skies here. We don't pay any attention anymore because it is so common!" I didn't know there was a national reporting center until I did some research on the net.