|Occurred : 3/25/2001 11:05 (Entered as : 03/25/01 1105)
Reported: 3/25/2001 11:12
Location: Prescott, AZ
|Really large white object moving west to east at very high altitude
On March 25, 2001, my wife and I were driving back to our homes from Prescott with our sunroof wide open. The weather had a slight ground breeze and there was a slight haze in various areas of the skies due to airplane exhaust. Other than that the view was well over 250 miles. I was sitting in the passenger seat and was commenting on the streaks of airplane contrails that were going east to west and vice-versa. I noticed a large 767 that was flying at about 40,000 ft going west to east just cross over and above a 737 going from east to west and was commenting about that also. Then I noticed a larger than the 767 white object appearing to be stationary in the sky directly overhead. I asked my wife to pull over and we observed the object for about 5 minutes as it slowly crawled across the sky at an estimated altitude of approx 50,000 to 60,000 ft. It was not shining and was pure white. It initially appeared to have small stubby like wings coming from the oval body but that was lost as the item was moving straight easterly from us. I noted the time of initial sighting @ 1105hrs and we were stopped by the side of the road for exactly 5 minutes watching the object. We were stopped only 500 yards from the Prescott Airport (small planes only). There is also a FAA VFR station approximately 10 miles NW of the airport. There were a lot of commericial flights going east to west and vice-versa but those plane configurations were noticeable and identifiable. I asked that we start driving North on Hwy 89 back to our homes at 1106 hrs and I watched the object as we progressed northward. By the one mile mark past were we had stopped previously, the object not only had continued easterly but also had shifted to southernly view point. That told me that the object was semi-stationary and since we were the ones moving that explained the object appearing to be more in the southern view. As we continued to drive north to our home, hoping to get a camera, the object was lost above one of the haze clouds from the lower flying aircraft. I attempted to continue to track the projected course of the object but at approximately 1111 hrs I could no longer see any objects even in the clear patches.