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Occurred : 6/12/2002 01:00 (Entered as : 06/12/2002 1:00)
Reported: 7/18/2004 9:53:49 PM 21:53
Posted: 7/25/2004
Location: Bull Head City, AZ
Shape: Formation
Duration:2 min
3 craft from the east being pursued by military helicopter

I was photographing deep space galaxies thru my 8inch computerized telescope at 1:00am in the morning of June 12th when I heard the unmistakable sound of a helicopter.I looked to the east(16 miles of clear view)where the noise was coming from and I saw the 3 glowing lights in horizontal formation coming directly towards me. In the rear of the formation (way back) was the flashing red side lights of the helicopter, 2 lights on either side.The southern most lit craft passed approx 100-200 ft above the hill top to my south and I observed that the lit portion was only in the front of the craft.There appeared to be some type of tail or upward wing extension in the rear as I was observing it in an almost parallel view. It appeared tear drop in shape, moving at a high rate of speed,and moving as if it was skimming across the surface of water (a jerking kind of forward movement).The center craft had the same kind of motion and appearance but the real observation I had was the northern most craft that kept coming directly towards me. The front of the craft with the glowing light was approximately 100 ft up and I could see that the light area was quite wide, at least 10ft across in the front. I could see the lit portion as it passed directly over me, the dark metallic shape as it blocked all the stars above,the passage of the craft over the roof of my house.No noise,40ft across,no wind,turbulence,nothing.The helicopter pursued that one but it could never catch up.All three shot up to the western sky across the Casinos along the river, the northern one being chased by the helicopter which was way in the rear. I observed that I could see the lit area in the front of the crafts as they were going away from me and up which means that the lit portion is on the top, sides and bottom. They are not spotlights as they do not project any beam but seem to glow quite brightly instead.All 3 craft plus the helicopter passed almost directly over the Bullhead City International Airport probably 500 ft high. No mention of any flyovers was ever made in the local papers the next day. I wonder if any Radar reports by the Airport were ever made and of course no military reports were ever released to the media.In short,nothing ever happened and for 2min of my life, I was privileged to see something the likes of which I will probably never see again. Maybe the craft that passed over my rooftop saw that I was a fellow star traveler of sorts (25 years of astronomy) and granted me the honor of just a peek.I was never in fear of the crafts but I do fear my government which is why it has taken so long to report this event. I wish that they would give us the benefit of the doubt and let the people decide how to handle the truth.We die in wars,pay taxes ,support politicians,serve in the armed forces, and raise families to name just a few decisions that we people make,daily. Oh well, God Bless America.