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Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/15/2002 18:00 (Entered as : 03/15/02 18:00)
Reported: 3/18/2002 3:43:33 PM 15:43
Posted: 3/19/2002
Location: Prescott (near; Hwy 89), AZ
Shape: Other
Duration:6hrs.
((NUFORC Note: Missile launch from Vandenberg AFB. PD))

strange cloud plumes over the northern desert sky

On our way to Laughlin, NV, while driving north on hwy 89, we noticed a hugh spiral cork-screw shaped cloud a long way to the west. For the next 2 hours, the cloud-like shape took on many different configurations, until it slowly dissippated. It was very high in the sky, and the colors displayed changed from dark red to purple to blue! It looked like the plume of smoke which spiraled from the space shuttle Challenger!