|Occurred : 8/25/2009 17:10 (Entered as : 08/25/2009 17:10)
Reported: 11/1/2011 11:07:09 PM 23:07
Location: Show Low, AZ
|This sighting was approx. 100-150 feet away from observer. Please note second sighting 1.5 month later.
First Encounter: Approx. late August of 2009.
Place: I was standing in the Cell-One telecommunications complex parking lot talking to an employee/customer who just got off work and was sitting in her car. This complex is on Hwy 260 in Show Low, AZ, approx. two miles south from Deuce of Clubs.
Distance: Approx. 100 feet away.
Time: Just after 5pm.
Appearance: Object was a glowing, bright white light, approx. one foot in circumference. Sighting lasted less than one minute.
Sound or other emanations: None.
Vector: Object was moving approx. 60-80 miles an hour in a unchanging Southeast direction coming down over the trees covering the hill on the West side of the complex, across the valley and toward Mt. Baldy area, maintaining approx. 100 foot height.
Observations: When I saw the light, I excitedly tried to point the object out to a woman who was a former customer of mine and had just gotten off work at Cell-One and was sitting in her vehicle. She would not consent to raising her eyes to look at the object, saying it was probably “just a plane”. I commented that I have seen plenty of planes and this was much too-close to be mistaken for a plane, and was right over our heads, and that she should look at the object. She ignored me, and I noticed that she behaved lethargic, almost in a drugged state, and would not get out of the vehicle or look at the object. The object became difficult to see as it past over the field East of us, and I lost track of it. The woman’s behavior then appeared normal. I reported the incident to the publisher of my newspaper, who informed me that these sightings of small lights above or in the trees are quite common in the White Mountains, and are often reported to a couple of the local n! ewspapers that she was affiliated with. She recommended that I not write of the incident, counseling that I would lose credibility if reported publicly. Also, there were no planes in the sky until approx. 30 seconds after the sighting. A small propeller plane was moving in a southerly direction appox. A mile high, and I commented to the woman in the vehicle: “See, that’s a plane”.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))