|Occurred : 2/17/2008 20:00 (Entered as : 02/17/08 20:00)
Reported: 2/18/2008 4:19:31 PM 16:19
Location: Fort Collins, CO
|Bright light seen over Northern Colorado foothills
At 8:00 PM on February 17th I observed a bright yellow orange UFO in the foothills about a mile west of my home.
I happened to be looking out my bedroom window at the time, when I saw a light at the top of a ridge. I thought it was a car, and didn't realize that there were any roads up there, so I watched out of curiosity.
At first it moved very slowly to the south. I realized that this wasn't a car when it reached the edge of the ridge and disappeared. I spotted it again as it cleared from behind the lower south edge of the ridge. It drifted across the gap between two hills, and then it started following the contour of the hills. I then made haste to my back deck which faces west.
The light that I thought earlier was a car I soon realized it was just the edge of it showing over the hill. I would guesstimate that it would've been a craft 50+ feet across.
As it disappeared behind the second hill, the lower lights were covered enough to see flashing colored lights on the top. It then came back into sight, then stopped for a few seconds, then started drifting to the north above the hill. It drifted back and forth for a couple minutes, always following the contour of the hills.
Then it drifted back into the gap and drifted up a bit, then stopped. It remained sationary for about a minute, then started moving southeast. Started moving slowly, then gained speed and elevation.
Watched it til fly out of sight.