|Occurred : 5/6/2006 11:30 (Entered as : 05/06/06 11:30)
Reported: 5/24/2006 5:34:12 PM 17:34
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
|Day light aerial object resembles flying domed skylight
My wife and I had been working in the yard and she sat down in a patio chair while I went into the garage to put up some tools.
She called to me to come back outside with some urgency in her voice and I did so and she pointed up and said "is that a plane?"
I looked up and saw a distant object almost directly overhead about the size of a pea reflecting sunlight causing a glare that made it difficult to observe. My wife remarked that she had been watching it for a couple minutes and it had been stationary with slight movements from her vantage point of leaning back it leaning back in a swivel rocker type of patio chair. Additionaly she had been observing it where the eaves of the garage and main house came together at a 90 degree angle and and so the object was framed in that view. She didn't call me until it began moving and she wanted me to see it.
When I couldn't see it clearly I went inside and grabbed my 8 x 42 fieldglasses for a look. The obect could be seen very clearly then. It was all white, with a flat square bottom with radiused corners, and a domed topside. For all practical purposes of comparison it reminded me of the porportions and shape of a dome shaped 2' X 2' replacement skylight cover if it had radius corners instead of 90 degree corners at a builders center.
It's course was basically north to south but in a bobbing weaving fashion rather than straight line.
The size in my field of view of the field glasses was about the size of the skylight on my neighbors' house which is about 80 feet away. It was easy to keep it in view and focused there were no control surfaces or propellars or engine nacelles.
We traded the glasses back and forth several times and I had to move to end of house when a pine tree blocked viewing. I thought I would lose view when it went over the moutain but instead it descended in front of the mountain and it was obscured by the foothills in an apparent landing.
Being that we are a few miles from Ft. Huachaca it could be new technology. It wasn't 'old' technology as I have seen examples them in flight.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. If the object was not a helium-filled balloon, then we do not know what they witnessed. PD))