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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/12/2000 15:00 (Entered as : 03/12/00 15:00)
Reported: 8/5/2006 9:36:26 AM 09:36
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Sedona, AZ
Shape: Other
Duration: unknown
After-the-fact sighting of a UFO

I appologize in advance for my description of the event - it happened over 6 years ago and I don't remember as much as I'd like. I was a freshman at Arizona State University and my buddy and I decided to go hiking one weekend up in Sedona. I'm not positive as to the date, but I'm pretty sure it was in the Spring and though I don't know the exact time, I'm positive it happened in the afternoon. When I say it 'happened' I'll have to clarify. We were hiking around one of the trails on the edge of town and neither of us remembered seeing or hearing anything at all. However at one point on the trail, we had a passer-by take two pictures of us, one right after the other perhaps 10 seconds apart (just to make sure they turned out). When I developed the film, the first of the photos had a very distinct image in the upper left hand corner whereas the the second had no such image at all. The image was of a long, slim, black object in the sky, tapering to a point at one end and a hook at the other. The image appeared in no other photo in that roll of film. It's obvious from looking at it, that it wasn't just something on the lens - after all, it's in one photo but not the other and the woman never wiped the lens. And I know it's not the photo paper used because it showed up on the negatives. I've also tried scanning the photo into my computer and zooming in to get a better look. The edges are well defined; it's not as though it's a distortion, lens flare or blur. It was jet black and it was out in broad daylight - I have no idea what to think. I'm sorry, but I don't really know what else to say about it. I can't remember the name of the trail, but I know it was near a pizza place right off Highway 89A. I think the name of the pizza place is Moondog's Pizza? It's just a tiny mom and pop joint. The only other thing I can say is that I still have the photos, and most probably the negatives. I've never seen anything of this nature in a photo, which is the only reason it caught my attention. I'll try uploading them later today to the email address.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))