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Occurred : 6/10/1964 03:00 (Entered as : 06/10/64 0300)
Reported: 8/21/1999 23:14
Posted: 8/30/1999
Location: Montrose, CO
Shape: Light
Duration:5-7 minutes
A father and son driving to work saw intense blue light fill valley.

This event I relate to you is second hand, as the participants have died or cannot be located. A father and son were driving south from Montrose Colorado early one morning to go to work in a Uranium mine in the town of Uravan, Colorado. The son was trying to sleep in the back seat and the father was driving the car. About 20 miles south of town the father saw an odd and brillant light coming from the west over a ridge. (This highway was two lane and in a deep valley the entire distance.) He continued driving wondering what the light could be as the Sun rises on the opposite side of the valley and a plane couldn't be a light source of this intensity. He drove for a short time longer and at that point the Light broke from behind the mountain and was of such an intensity as to be uncomfortable to look it. He stopped the car and brought it to the attention of his son who had already noticed the light. They got out of the car and paused in total wonder and stark fear as to what this thing could be. It didn't fit anything they had ever experienced or heard of. At this point other cars had stopped in both lanes of traffic as others became involuntary witnesses to its sheer power. They described the thing as being (roughly oval shaped) of an intense Blueish hue, much like a welder arc but no definite form could be made from it as the light was so bright, sharp images were impossible to see. It filled the entire valley with its light, making the landscape and surrounding hills totally visable. It traveled without sound and at a very slow pace in a West to East direction. Proceeding across the valley and eventually was obscured to vision by the ridge opposite of its entry. They said it was very large and low over the mountain but never gave an estimate as to size. As it escaped from direct view its glow was seen for many minutes as it lazily departed the area. They were both left with a feeling of absolute astonishment to have seen something so unearthly but glad that others had shared this experience. The motorist all spoke for a few moments and had no conclusions as to what it could have been. This father and son only worked at Uravan for a short time after this event but were always unnerved to drive that stretch of road (in darkness or daylight from that point on) dreading a second encounter with this "Thing".


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