|Occurred : 8/27/2007 00:15 (Entered as : 08/27/07 00:15)
Reported: 8/29/2007 12:53:34 AM 00:53
Location: Rachel, NV
|Nevada desert UFO blazing near Area 51!
My husband and I were returning to our home in Caliente, NV, from a business trip to Carson City, NV. We were on Hwy. 375 Westbound approximately 3 miles beyond Nye/Lincoln Co. border, about 20 miles from Rachel. My husband first spotted the UFO from the driver’s side window and told me to look. It was glowing orange, resembling the color of rocket flame exhaust or jet engine under thrust propulsion. It appeared to be cigar shaped, but from our vantage seemed to be a disk shaped object seen from the side. It initially appeared to be about ½ mi. away from us and from that distance probably 25 feet thick, (top to bottom) and 250-300 feet in diameter. These are very rough guesses from night time viewing. It was a clear and bright night, the moon full.
There appeared a series of 6-8 ‘boxes’ on what we believe to be the side of the craft. The boxes lit up sequentially from right to left, remaining aglow for 10-15 seconds before reversing the process and slowly extinguishing. It then reappeared some distance to the right (E) and farther away. At the end of each sequence, only the forward most orange light remained visible. We maintained visual contact until it crested the range of mountains due NE of Rachel and SW of Caliente.
The next visual contact was at mile marker 73 on US Hwy. 93N, 20 miles outside of Caliente. We were E bound coming out of an area known as Delamar Flats and entering the local mountain range known as the Caliente Summit (Oak Springs Summit). We saw one flash appearing much further in the distance, due E of our location and repeated its sequence twice. At the end of the second sequence the front glowing light remained constant, visible until it became so distant in the horizon it disappeared. It maintained its single glowing orange light and looked almost like an orange star in the night sky.
The time summary of the entire viewing event from start to finish was about a half hour. I was unable to photograph object because of my autofocus camera not cooperating. We do not believe to have had any loss of time or do not suspect abduction. We wonder if anyone else has seen anything similar to this?