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Occurred : 7/20/2004 07:30 (Entered as : 7/20/04 7:30 pm)
Reported: 9/26/2008 9:05:16 PM 21:05
Posted: 10/31/2008
Location: Gila Bend, AZ
Shape: Other
remembering a sighting from 2004 .. Gila Bend Az

I am writing this to respond to a report by a truck driver who saw the same thing I did on 7/20/2004. I was the car behind him and I also pulled off the road to watch the craft.

I was coming home from Yuma , driving North on HWY 85. I had been watching a large light that was above the Palo Verde Nuclear plant. It was very large and very bright white. A color white that is hard to describe. It was over a no fly zone for at least two hours. (I had seen this object before when I was 10 years old in Mesa Az.) I was very excited and started calling everyone I knew to ask them to take a look. Then as I got closer to town I pulled off the road to take some pictures,not long after a semi truck had also pulled off. I was stopped right in front of Lewis prison and started to take photos. Just then the object started moving towards my car. The light actually turned off, I could still see the image and my camera caught it on film. It was a bar bell shaped ship. Then about 12-16 f-16s came from all different directions and went straight for it. I caught this on film to.

Then I saw a bright , I wanna say explosion, it was like the ship sucked in one of the planes or crashed into it or something. The ship got extreamly bright, and in my photos you can see what looks like smoke. Then all of the planes went off in different directions and the ship got dim then very bright once again. Then it swayed back and forth about three times , as if to get momentum, and took off very fast directly over my car. It made only very quite , warm sounding vibration - if that makes sense? I was on the phone with my dad at the time and my cell phone went dead. After a few seconds I got service back and just then a cop pulled up and ordered me to leave. I asked him if hed seen what happened , he replied "A lot of strange things happen out here , now get lost!!".

The next day on the news they reported an f-16 had crashed while doing test maneuvers and the pilot had died. The crash was in the same area where I had witnessed the bazaar event. I sent the pictures and story to a gentleman at Shadow Research . They had the pictures analyzed and declared it a ufo and declared them as authentic. I have been trying for years to get some response from the air force, police, anyone to get some answers. Of course no one had any comments and or said I was crazy. I had photos to prove what I had seen. Since then all the pictures I had have been erased or lost. My lap top was stolen shortly after this and it had all the images stored on it. I am now going to contact the guy at Shadow Research to see if he has them saved and ask for copies. I am sure he would have saved them, I know he did a lot of research on the story. At the time this happened I was told by the air force they knew nothing about it. How could they say that when one of there planes crashed and a pilot died? I was also told to LET IT GO! So I did.