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Occurred : 6/10/1996 22:00 (Entered as : 6/10/96 22:00)
Reported: 2/20/2007 11:33:12 PM 23:33
Posted: 2/24/2007
Location: Blythe (north of), CA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:2 min
Orange luminescent globe hovering in desert sky then moving at the speed of a meteor.

This sighting took place in 1996 in the Mojave Desert at the Colorado River 25 miles North of Blythe, California.

About 9 pm, my husband and several friends took two dune buggies out in the desert for a ride. I was tired, so I went to bed.

About 10 pm I woke up and wondered whether they were back yet, so I walked outside and noticed a bright orange globe the same color as an orange street light (low pressure sodium vapor?). I was about 25 ft in diameter and about 50 feet high hovering overhead then moving slowly (about 2 miles per hour) toward the West. It moved over the top of trees and then shot up in the Western sky, faster than any aircraft is able to move until it disappeared.

The hair literally stood up on the back of my neck and arms in fear. I went back in our vacation home and waited for my husband to return. When I told him what I saw, he looked at his friends and smiled. He said that they were parked on top of a hill in the desert facing East and they saw an orange globe hover over our vacation home then move about as fast as a meteor--except it shot up in the sky until it disappeared.


((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))