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Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/2/2000 03:00 (Entered as : 02/02/00 0300)
Reported: 1/7/2001 15:05
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Area 51 and Mercury, NV
Shape: Light
Duration:3 hours
returning to Mercury and then on to Area 51 to watch the "dancing stars"

After seeing the moving stars after New Years in January, my husband and I decided to make the 6 hour drive to Las Vegas to visit area 51 and to see if we could still see lights above the AFB. We used the superbowl as an excuse to go and after the game, we again drove to Mercury to see if the stars were still "dancing" in the skies over Grooms Lake. We witnessed these bright lights that looked almost exactly like stars except they were brighter and seemed to change colors, from a blue, to red and to silver. They "wobbled" or "Jerked" across the sky in Zig Zag patterns and looked just like a "heany" beam (a "focusing" beam found on most ophthalmic lasers) I questioned my husband on the possibility that these lights were nothing more than military experiments and that maybe they were laser pointers being shone into the sky. We brought the binoculars and these "stars" seemed to look like they were "scattered" JUST like a laser pointer being shown in air...we watched these "stars" for about an hour and then headed out to "Area 51" where we saw lights that seemed to be lower to the ground, more smoother in thier movements and VERY close. They seemed to "dart" back and forth on the horizon and seemed to "blink" or "wink" out, going from bright to dim. They got so close at some points that my husband and I were too scared to set up our tent and slept in the car. They seemed to stop around the time the sun was about to come up. The next morning, we had a very unpleasant encounter with 2 men in desert military fatigues driving a white SUV and carrying weapons....they never got out of the truck, but followed us until we left the "area"....(we had attempted to go across the desert towards the "forbidden" areas by following a cattle trail) We have since moved from the west but are very curious if many others have been chased off area 51 by mean looking guys in SUV's..... Both my husband and I are not prone to hallucinations or delusions and hold professional positions and were NOT under the influence of drugs or alcohol during our encounter.