|Occurred : 7/15/1997 14:00 (Entered as : 07/15/97 14:00)
Reported: 2/10/2007 5:56:38 AM 05:56
Location: Cottonwood, AZ
|Suacer and secondary object over Cottonwood Arizona (verde valley) chased by Jets
My son and daughter came in tho the house, asking me to come outside and look at this "shiny thing" in the sky. I went outside and they pointed south-east and I say an object appoximately 3/4 to 1 mile away, stationary and about less than a 1000 ft up. I told the kids I don't now what it is, but I continued to observe it. I noticed that it was rotating because the sun was glinting off it despite the clouds in the sky. As I watched it I couldn't believe what I was seeing, another object this one round looked like a metallic ball, decended from the bottom of the stationary object. The size of this object was one tenth the size of the other. The round object then procceded to fly in our direction (west), staying at the same altitude. The speed was incrediably high, I cranned my neck to keep my sight on the object, I watched it fly overhead until it disappeared over the trees behind us, this took only a few seconds and it was gone. I then watched the original object for a few seconds more, the it slowly moved in a northern direction dissapearing into the clouds. Still trying to located it, I then noticed two fighter jets, I couldn't see the markings. The jets were flying at a high rate of speed, chasing the object. I watched them till they disapeared into the clouds also. My children asked me, "what was that thing", my respose was "I don't know". I went in and told my wife this same incredable story, and have not forgot the details.
To this day I tell anyone who listen, They always ask was it a flying saucer, my response is always the same, "I don't know what it was" I have always been a non beleiver in "flying Suacers" and I am still a non believer today.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))