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Occurred : 3/9/2004 16:15 (Entered as : 03/09/2004 16:15)
Reported: 3/10/2004 3:41:25 PM 15:41
Posted: 3/17/2004
Location: Denver, CO
Shape: Oval
Duration: 25 to 30 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object emitted other objects, The object emitted beams, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Strange objects seen in daytime sky over Denver.

I was in Denver on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 9th, and at 4:15 PM in the vicinity of 32nd and Federal. It was a perfectly clear, windless day, and as I was walking my dog I looked up and scanned the sky. Almost directly overhead I spotted a round gray object moving to the northeast at a fairly high speed. My first thought was a balloon, but it was moving far too fast. At arms length it was the size of a BB, and as it moved away to the northeast my eyes focused in on 5 similar objects following the first. They were silent and flying in a loose formation, and appeared like the 1950 Great Falls UFO film as they faded away in the distance. The pilot of a light plane flying south might have seen these craft if he were looking up. I believe the objects were under 5,000 feet. I scanned the sky and saw a helicopter to the north that was probably over the area of Federal and I-70.

At 4:45 PM I was again looking at the sky, and to the north where I had seen the helicopter I spotted what at first appeared to be a black cylindrical object with a white tail below it hanging motionless about 30 degrees in the sky. My first thought was a kite, but when I looked at it through my binoculars it appeared like a cluster of orange balloons with red lights on them. The white tail was not moving and appeared rigid. I watched it for about 5 minutes, eventually it began to rise higher in the sky, to about 50 degrees. I went back inside and returned about 5 minutes later, but could not relocate the object.

Strange objects that I had no explanation for. I am a MUFON member and watch the sky quite a bit. The 6 objects I saw did not appear any different than ones I have seen in UFO films and videos shot worldwide over the years. I hope someone else saw what I saw this afternoon and reports it, otherwise I may stop believing my own eyes.

((NUFORC Note: Witness is MUFON member in Colorado. We express our gratitude to the witness for sharing the report! PD))