|Occurred : 6/18/2007 21:00 (Entered as : 06/18/07 21:00)
Reported: 6/19/2007 6:03:15 AM 06:03
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, CA
|Floating object with yellow lights at Joshua Tree National Park
My son and I were walking around the Cottonwood Campground shortly after dark looking for desert wildlife when my son noticed a bright light and asked if it was a meteor. Oddly enough, the coyotes were howling wildly until the object appeared. I looked up and just above the ridge near the Gold Mill was a very intense yellowish light, similar to a street light (yellow form). We watched the light and then shone a flashlight towards it and as we did the object rotated towards us and two lights were visible, though it appeared they were both attached to the same object. The object was no more than a quarter mile from our location, just outside the B-loop bathrooms. The object didn’t move or leave the area and hovered just above the ground with a dim light projecting below it in a search-like pattern. We both thought it might be a helicopter but when we realized how close it was and that it was making no noise we were puzzled. I realized I had my video camera with me back at the campsite and we both ran and got the video camera and my wife, brought them back up the hill and started taping. I was shaking badly but managed to get several minutes of video of the object which is clearly visible and close. At one point the object appeared to lower and then a single light came in view in the very place the object was before, it rotated and two lights became visible. We watched this thing for nearly 10 minutes and then it dropped below the hill. An orange glow could still be seen for several minutes. We walked back to the campsite, very confused about what we saw and quite honestly terrified. The orange glow reappeared on the horizon around 9:45 and we left the campground for a hotel. We are not, or were not UFO believers, but I cannot explain the totally silent object that we saw tonight.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))