|Occurred : 8/7/1998 00:00 (Entered as : 08/07/98 0:00)
Reported: 7/14/2007 8:31:35 PM 20:31
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
|Triangle Shaped Object Over I-10 Near Casa Grande.
The incident occurred in Arizona on August 7, 1998 on I-10 between Phoenix and Casa Grande around 12 midnight. The area is the Gila Bend Reservation and there is not a lot of development - no lights. It was a very clear night as was usual in Arizona. As I was traveling south, I notice ahead that several cars on the interstate appeared to be putting their brake lights on, slowing and it also seemed that several had stopped completely. I assumed I was approaching a wreck.
As I got closer to an overpass, I saw that cars were also pulled off the road and at least one man was out of the car looking up. Suddenly on the right side of the car, an object raced by me (at or near car level). It was like a bright flash that "zoomed" past me like I was sitting still. The hair stood up on my arms and I realized that this was something out of the ordinary.
At that point I told my son, who was asleep in the back seat to wake up. The object had the brightest lights I had ever seen and at that time I couldn't tell anything about the shape. Once I got on the other side of the overpass, the object was overhead. It was triangle shaped with three super bright white lights on the three corners.
At this point, I could see the object race back and forth overhead crossing the interstate from right to left and back. sort of in a "swooping" flight path. At the same time, it was turning and rotating and the lights were shining down on the road, in the air, and all over. (The motion would be as if you were holding an object in your hand and turning your hand round and round.) There was absolutely no sound. This whole incident took 5 minutes. I didn't actually stop the car but continued driving at a very slow pace. I know that others were pulled off and looking as I drove away. Being alone with my son, I was worried stopping.
I have seen a few "odd" things from time to time looking out at the sky. However this incident was beyond that. It was close and it was real.
((NUFORC Note: The source of this report describes herself as a highly educated individual. She reported to us that she had reported this sighting to NUFORC quite some time ago, and she noted that she thought that it had been deleted to from our site. We apologize to the source, if her first report was deleted, but we could find no trace of the original report in either our database, or in our archived e-mail. PD))