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Occurred : 6/26/2008 21:30 (Entered as : 06/26/08 21:30)
Reported: 7/16/2008 10:03:23 PM 22:03
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: Cuchara, CO
Shape: Light
Duration:30 minutes
Orange Light UFO while camping near Cuchara, Colorado

A while after sunset, a bright orange star was observed rising to the south. Too big to be a star, I assumed it was a planet. After about five minutes, it shot across at a diagonal angle to the right at a very fast speed. It then hovered, moving back and forth at what looked like 3000-5000 feet of altitude from the ground.

I was observing the object at 10,500 feet above sea level, on National Forest Road 422, branch CR-4221, with a 30 degree view of the southern sky through thick pines. Orange object first appeared to be three "bulbs" of light at the beginning, and after about 20 minutes diminished in brightness as it undulated and moved quickly through my field of vision. Clouds began to move in, and block the stars but not the object entirely. Two planes with classic red and green lighting moved below the object, at about 2000-3000 feet from the ground.

Flickering object sped away at a diagonal angle, and did not return.


((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))