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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/1/1988
Reported: 4/30/2007 12:19:10 PM 12:19
Posted: 6/12/2007
Location: Valentine, TX
Shape: Other
Beam of Darkness from Nose of Jet

This happened in the late 1980's. It was late spring or early summer.

The sky was somewhat overcast yet still bright. My then-boyfriend and I were traveling to Big Bend, TX for a camping trip. We were on the road from El Paso, and we were just outside of Valentine, TX when this happened.

He was at the wheel and I noticed a jet flying in the distance above, moving left to right as we looked through the front windshield. The jet was black. It was close enough to see that it was a jet, but not so close that we could see any logos or other colors that may have been on it.

A beam of darkness shone out from the front end of the jet. The beam was perfectly straight; it looked like it was coming out of the very tip of the nose of the jet. It was just like a beam from a flashlight except that it was a beam of darkness.

My boyfriend saw it too and we talked about it for several minutes while it was in view. We wondered if a "flashdark" had been invented that would project darkness into a lighted space in the same way that flashlights project light into darkness.

When I saw your March report from the family in IL that saw the same thing, I decided to make this report. It was such an odd thing that I've never forgotten it. I was surprised that the IL family's report sounded exactly like what my boyfriend and I saw.

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