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Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/1/1997 18:30 (Entered as : 040197 1830)
Reported: 2/28/2000 01:44
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Monument Valley, UT
Shape: Light
Duration:15SEC
RUN OFF THE ROAD DRIVING SOUTH INTO MV,UT BY A VERY BRIGHT LIGHT-SILENT

WHILE DRIVING SOUTH INTO MONUMENT VALLEY,UT I NOTICED AN ONCOMING VEHICLE THAT SEEMED TO BE FOLLOWED FROM ABOVE AND BEHIND BY A VERY LARGE AND BRIGHT LIGHT. I IMMEDIATELY REALIZED THAT THE "LIGHT" WAS MOVING MUCH FASTER THAN THE ONCOMING VEHICLEAND ASSUMED THAT IT WAS A LARGE AIRPLANE MAKING AN EMERGENCY LANDING. THE SUN HAD JUST SET AND I COULD NOT SEE THE BODY OF THE "CRAFT", IF THERE WAS ONE. I AWAKENED MY PASSENGER AND, TO AVOID GETTING IN THE PATH OF THIS, BRAKED AND RAN OFF THE ROAD AS FAR AS I COULD GO. THE ONCOMING VEHICLE DID THE SAME. THE "LIGHT" PASSED OVERHEAD WITHOUT A SOUND AND PROBABLY NOT MORE THAN FIFTY FEET. WE HEARD NOTHING AT ALL AND SAW NOTHING BUT THE LIGHT. WHY WE DID NOT SPEAK TO THE OTHER DRIVER I DO NOT RECALL, BUT RETURNED TO THE ROAD AFTER WE CAUGHT OUR BREATH AND STARTED THE JEEP, WHICH I ASSUMED DIED FOR LACK OF PUSHING THE CLUTCH IN UPON STOPPING. I WOULD DESCRIBE THE LIGHT AS BEING ABOUT FOUR TO NINE FEET IN DIAMETER, BRIGHT BLUE, AND TRAVELING IN EXESS OF ONE HUNDRED MILES PER HOUR LESS THAN FIFTY FEET OFF OF THE ROAD AND FOLLOWING THE HIGHWAY. I DO NOT RECALL IF I CLOSED MY EYES BRACING FOR AN IMPACT BUT, DID LOOK TO SEE IT BEHIND US IMMEDIATELY AND SAW NO LIGHTS FROM THE REAR.