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Occurred : 3/13/1997 19:45 (Entered as : 3/13/97 19:45)
Reported: 1/31/2008 4:13:21 PM 16:13
Posted: 2/14/2008
Location: Stanfield, AZ
Shape: Triangle
Duration:10 min
3/13/97 7:45p.m.

On 3/13/97 at approximately 7:45 p.m. my husband my son and daughter and I were on our way home from a friends house , We live in a community called Hidden Valley, about 8 miles South of Maricopa and 6 miles West of Stanfield and about 1 mile North of I-8 right off of Maricopa rd.

My husband saw it first and told us to look to the South over by Table Top Mountain, We watched as it flew over Hidden Valley. My husband said “There’s an F.O. , I said F.O. what’s that? My daughter who was about 13 then, said flying object Mom. My son who was 11 at that time, interrupted her and said you mean U.F.O. I asked him how he could tell that its not an airplane or something. He said, ‘cause it looks like a boomerang with orange lights., and it’s moving too slow for a plane.

It had 5 big lights, looked like headlights , but the one in the middle was white, and the other 4 were amber in color 2 on each side. It was very dark against the dim lit sky, you could see it was in a “V” shape and you could not see the sky between the lights . It was very large and looked to be as long as a football field from wing tip to wing tip. We watched it all the way to our house , which was only a couple of minutes. We got out of our truck and watched it for at least 10 more minutes as it was moving towards Phoenix it looked to be right over Phoenix International Raceway going towards Sky Harbor International Airport. We could see the airplanes, coming and going from the airport, and they were much faster and higher up.

I have seen some strange things in the sky where I grew up, west of Phoenix on 195thAve. or lovingly called Jackrabbit Trail, I’ve watched the jets from Luke A.F.B. scramble out to the White Tanks mountain range on several different occasions following a sighting near or around Litchfield Park, Rainbow Valley , Goodyear/Avondale, and Buckeye Arizona. One time we had a cigar shape U.F.O. hover over our own house, with a light so bright it was like lightning at night only not a flash but a steady ultra bright light, When my mother tried to take a picture with a Polaroid camera the whole inside of the camera melted, when she went to pull out the film, it was like melted strings of plastic or rubber and it stuck to her fingers like hot wax, she had a bad burn on her thumb and first finger from it. Then just as fast as it came, it just lifted up and out of sight, a few seconds later here come the jets from Luke A.F.B. That one I’ll never forgot about. I was only around 10 years old then. I am a firm believer of U.F.O.’s and you have to pretty self centeredCall to think that we are the only ones in this whole universe.