|Occurred : 3/15/2006 23:30 (Entered as : spring/06 23:30)
Reported: 3/11/2008 10:41:37 AM 10:41
Location: Shirley Basin Road, WY
|Three white lights seen searching along a field in Shirely Basin
I was driving from Laramie, WY to Casper, WY late at night, on a Tuesday night, on the deserted two lane highway known as the Shirley Basin road heading north to Casper,about 15 minutes outside of Medicine Bow, WY. To my right was a wide open field were cattle are sometimes kept and to my left was a large mountain were Elk wonder. To my right in the field I saw 3 bright, white lights moving across the field, at least a 1/2 to 3/4 mile apart from each other looking like they were searching for something, scanning back and forth, and as I drove along the road watching them, the lights were always pointed in my direction as a drove the probably 10-15 miles stretch along the field. They weren't bouncing, dipping in and out of sight like a 4 wheeler moving along hills, or weren't that yellowish tint of a 4 wheeler light. And no rancher i have ever known would be up that late doing anything on a Tuesday night, and it wasn't calving season, the only reason a rancher would be up that late.
The reason this scared ((deleted)) me is because on the other side of the field about 30 or so miles alway is Douglas, WY, and I knew a guy that was a Fish and Game Warden and he said one night a few years before late at night a guy came in to their office and told them that someone was spotlighting deer in a field off the interstate and you could see the light searching for deer or antelope. He and another man drove out to where the light was, watched it from the top of a hill moving from animal to animal moving along searching for something. They drove down without their headlights on to sneak up on the poacher, but when they got to where the light was, there was no truck or 4wheeler or anything, the light was coming from above. They looked up with their binoculars and couldn't see the belly of any aircraft of hear anything, and the light just kept moving as if it never saw them.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))