|Occurred : 2/7/1999 20:30 (Entered as : 02/07/99 20:30)
Reported: 2/25/1999 22:23
Location: Quartzsite, AZ
|Object appeared from the south/west, moving parallel to and pulling away from a low-flying small jet aircraft, flight path of both was straight and both were traveling at a high rate of speed, but sub-sonic. When first viewed we had the impression that the object resembled the spot of light formed by a search-light when shone on clouds, however there were no clouds of any type in the sky at that time and no light beam was visable from any direction, including none from the jet aircraft. This was the only aircraft that flew over this area at a low altitude during the 5 days we were at this location. I asked my son, who has many hours of flight time from his 5 1/2 yrs. as a Black Hawk helicopter crew chief with the U.S. Army's 160th Special Ops, if he knew of any natural cause for what we saw, his answer was "no". If you are not familar with the Quartzsite area let me say that it is BLM land and is a favorite area for "snow birds", and at the date of our sighting there were perhaps 25,000 to 40,000 persons in the area, have you any reports from there at this time and date?
As I described above the object was white in color and somewhat egg-shaped, the smaller end to the rear, it traveled in a straight line, it came from the north-west and disappeared, together with the jet aircraft, to the south-east. Due to the low altitude of both the object and aircraft they were out of view in about 90 seconds. The object appeared to be about 1/2 the size of the aircraft. The witnesses, 7 in number, are all senior citizens of good character, all known to me, as we are retirees from the same company.