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Occurred : 12/29/2000 19:30 (Entered as : 12/29/00 19:30)
Reported: 3/8/2012 9:21:57 AM 09:21
Posted: 3/13/2012
Location: Berthoud Pass, CO
Shape: Triangle
Duration:5 minutes
up close and stealth-like on the backside of Berthoud Pass, Colorado

I was driving in my jeep wrangler up to Grand Lake Colorado to visit my friends at their lodge. I have driven this route at least a 100 times prior. It was dark being winter at approximately 7:30 in the evening but everything was visible due to the snow laden landscape reflecting the quarter moon's light. I was on the last switchback of Berthoud Pass on route 40 just prior to the Mary Jane Ski resort near Winter Park. I was the only vehicle on the road at the time, traveling about 45-50 mph as there was some snow on the road. All of a sudden coming from behind my vehicle on the left side I noticed a black stealth-like seamless craft approximately 50’ above the pines that lined the road. I slowed down to about 30 mph to observe it and it continued to travel along side parallel with me at the same speed maintaining the same height. I rolled down my window and the only sound was that of my jeep. There was absolutely no sound coming from the craft. Its shape is! what I describe as a “stingray” flatter and somewhat triangular with two short (about 6’) wide protruding wings that had a soft green glowing light emitting underneath. In the back, the “tail” was raised somewhat with 3 circular glowing yellowish balls of light about 20”each in diameter making a triangular pattern with one on top and two underneath. There were no “windows” visible. The craft was about 20’ long x 25’ wide. No “wind” was created from it causing any of the tree tops to move at all…it was just silently moving along opposite of me. After this, I can not recall what happened as it seemed to have virtually disappeared and my memory does not serve me as to where it went from that point on. My memory has always been pretty good. I have to be honest and wonder why I do have that brief gap as to where the craft went after we had been "watching" each other for at least 5 minutes on the road. All I know is this was NOT a helicopter, nor any manmade craft I had seen ! before. When I first saw it I was nervously frightened thinking "this is for real and I am the only one on the road!", then I became intrigued. I am and have been a drug free person and was of a very sound mind that evening! I have told my story to many but never “officially reported it to any viable sources. I have the vision of the craft in my head and have sketched it out several times. I am still very curious about what I experienced and reflect upon that evening which makes me feel fortunate that I was able to witness it. 4 months ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer that metastasized to my bones. I suppose I would like to find answers or just share experiences with others who have had "closer encounters" similar to mine.