NUFORC Home Page
Web Report Indexes : by Event Date | by Location | by Shape | by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center
Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/15/2003 19:00 (Entered as : Feb/2003? 19:00)
Reported: 11/1/2011 8:56:22 PM 20:56
Posted: 12/12/2011
Location: Safford, AZ
Shape: Sphere
A brightly glowing, luminous [craft] was chased by military jets from a location NE of Phoenix and E of Superstition Mountains.

It was around the end of Feb or early March, 2003 – about the time the invasion of Iraq took place. We were camping at a hot spring just on the outskirt of Safford, AZ. I think it was on BLM land, slightly north of town. In the evening, the sun had just set, as I recall, we were starting to drink our first beers and talk too much. One person said, “Look at that!” We all looked to the west, which was toward Phoenix. In that area, there is a military base on the east side of the Superstition Mountains, which are to the northeast of Phoenix.

The alleged UFO hovered, maybe five-hundred feet above the valley floor. The thing was a bright, luminous, pulsating blob of gold, orange and white light that could have been ten times as big as a normal sized jet, but it didn’t move. It seemed to shimmer and glow, but it didn’t look entirely physical. All four of us looked at it for a while and then got distracted with inane jabbering. Then came four sonic booms right above our heads. Two were almost simultaneous, then the other two came at about ½ second intervals. The four F18s (or F16s ?) were low and out of sight in a blink. There was no UFO to be seen. I wish I had the presence of mind to watch the UFO for the whole time. I might have seen it blink out as the jets went overhead. On the other hand, the sonic booms would have caused me to blink and I would have missed the disappearance of the UFO anyway.

I wish I had an exact date and time, but I don’t.