|Occurred : 8/8/2009 22:00 (Entered as : 08/08/09 22:00)
Reported: 8/8/2009 11:35:34 PM 23:35
Location: Reno, NV
|Disk-shaped object sighted with rotating lights, only a few hundred feet away.
On the drive home with my boyfriend, I spotted a light in the sky that caught my attention. It was a disk-like shape with many yellow-white lights moving in a circular motion around the craft. The object also had one small red light near the top center of the craft. I pointed the object out to my boyfriend and within about a minute, the object had moved all the way across the valley of Reno, NV, and could barely be seen anymore. We noticed that a helicopter came relatively close to the object several times, but the object seemed unaffected by its presence. We decided to attempt to follow the craft to investigate further. As we drove across the city, the craft moved closer and farther away, sometimes hovering in one spot for several moments. At one point, we got near enough to the craft that we could see with the unaided eye its true shape. It was still disk shaped, but it had become apparent to us that there were two rows of lights instead of one, spin! ning around the craft in a circular motion. At our closest, the object was a few hundred feet in the air away from us. At this point, the object turned onto its side, much like a Frisbee rolling on the ground, then turned back to its flat side, and began again to move away from where we parked. We continued to drive throughout the city to get closer, but the object eventually disappeared from sight altogether. In the dark it was very difficult to see the full shape of the object, but I and my boyfriend are certain that this was no helicopter, plane, or child's toy. We attempted to both photograph and videotape the object, but neither method was successful in picking up the image.
To clarify, neither of us have ever seen anything like this. We are both young college students with no history of mental illness. We have seen TV shows regarding these kinds of incidents, and have always found them to be exaggerated and quite unrealistic. After today, we are unsure what to believe and are searching for some sort of logical explanation.