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Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/15/1975 (Entered as : 1975-1976)
Reported: 2/11/2000 02:56
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Prescott (National Forest) ((40 miles north-west of )), AZ
Shape: Unknown
Duration:
An object moving at a high rate of speed stopped in midflight and held a stationary position for a couple of minutes or so. It then shot straight up...and disappeared from view (apparently it flew out of the atmosphere-at least that is the sense everyone felt). Then, from both east and west directions, military jets converged onto the spot where the object left from. They circled around and final left the area. Daytime characteristics:clear, sunny, and no clouds. The object appeared a silver dot in the sky not unlike an airplane would.

In 1975-1976 my father was employeed to cut firewood about 40 miles north-west of Prescott Arizona. We were living in the National Forest there for over a year while he was working. Essentially, a three month summer camping trip turned into a year and a half camping trip. Anyway...I'll be brief in describing what I saw. I was about eight years old at the time. My father, mother, a coworker, and I were standing around my father's truck. My mother noticed an object traveling at a high altitude moving from east to west. She pointed it out to the rest of us because we normally didn't see many planes flying out in that area. However, confusion set in when the object stopped in mid-flight and held its postion for what seemed like two or three minutes. Then, without warning, it shot straight-up and disappeared from view. As that occured...several obvious military jets appeared on the horizon (east and west) and converged on that point where the object left from and circled around. The military jets then left as quickly as they came. The sense that we all got was that the jets were chasing this object, whatever it was. The next day, my mother called the nearest airforce base (I believe it was Luke). They basically told her that they didn't have any aircraft in the area. I saw two other objects during my stay near Prescott...please refer to cigar shaped and fireball.

NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. One of three reports submitted by same source, who describes self as "student." PD))