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Occurred : 2/15/1997 20:00 (Entered as : 02/15/97 20)
Reported: 4/7/2000 00:44
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Prescott Valley (4-5 miles east of), AZ
Shape: Other
Duration:35-40min
Observed yell/gold slightly out of round orb floating below treetop level less than 50 ft. from me, unobstructed view, silent, observed approx 35-40 min.

I am a 51 yr. old disabled man, that was employed by the AZ. Department of Corrections. I have a pretty good eye for details. In Feb. of 1997, I was in my backyard having a cigarette at approx. 8 p.m. when I glanced toward my neighbors yard, I clearly observed what appeared to be a slightly out of round, yellowish/gold orb "floating" (best way to describe it) below the treetop level of the tree in their yard. I was quite excited about having the experience and refused to yell out to my wife (at the time) for fear of causing anything to disrupt the event. I would estimate the object to be about15 ft. tall and nearly the same wide but not quite. It was completely silent, appeared to be smooth in texture with no appendages or apparent windows or doors. It was not brightly lit but rather more glowed than anything else. It remained clearly in my sight without motion for 15-20 minutes. I swear I could hit it with a stone for it was only about 50 ft. from me. I think it was between 30-50 ft off the ground. When it did move it was extremely slow and silent. I observed it for approximately 30 minutes as it sort of drifted southward toward Phoenix, until I could no longer see it. I immediately went inside and told my wife who was more than a little irritated at me for not calling her out. I am an avid believer in the existance of ufo's. I am not a flake. I could care less if anyone believes this for I know what I saw and that is all that matters to me. My phone number is unlisted so please use discretion. I do not need to speak to an investigator but am willing to discuss the event with anyone who may think such a conversation would be helpful. Respectfully, ((deleted))