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Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/6/1979 10:00 (Entered as : 07/06/79 10:00)
Reported: 1/21/2008 8:34:53 AM 08:34
Posted: 1/21/2008
Location: Pichacho Peak, AZ
Shape: Other
Duration:2mins.approximately
oddly-shaped craft suspended between sides of the saddle-back mountain, Picacho Peak, AZ

While driving from Tombstone, AZ , home to San Bernardino, CA, on I-10, my father (driving), mother (passenger front side), 9 year old nephew (rear driver side) and I (rear passenger side), we passed a geographical feature named Picacho Peak, 40 miles NW of Tucson, 60 miles SE of Phoenix. From the Interstate, this feature appears to be an extreme saddle-back mountain.

Suspended between the sides of the saddle-back, approximately ¾ of the way down, was a very odd craft. It appeared to have a main body with two pontoon-like appendages, running the length of the body, below and to each side. It was dark orange on the top and dull silver on the bottom, similar to a two-toned car. It was symmetrical in overall shape, but had all sorts of extraneous box- and cylander-shapes attached to it. Picture the spacecraft in any recent science fiction movie and you can imagine the overall look. I cannot estimate it’s size, but the sides of it appeared to just clear the sides of the mountain.

I alerted my nephew, saying, “Look over there. It’s a ufo.” He looked and acknowledged, then looked away. I had my 35mm camera on the seat beside me, but could not make myself pick it up to take a picture. This is something I will always regret, not only because it would provide some kind of proof, but because the object is so hard to describe. This is the reason I have put off reporting the sighting.

Some years later I heard my nephew telling someone that he and I had seen a UFO. When I ask him now, he says he does not recall the incident.


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