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Occurred : 10/22/2005 03:00 (Entered as : 10/22/05 3:00)
Reported: 5/20/2012 9:54:29 PM 21:54
Posted: 6/2/2012
Location: Yuma (outside of), AZ
Shape: Disk
Duration:5 Minutes approx
Large object on the ground..then it vanished before our eyes!

We were driving on I-8 early in the morning through Arizona, outside Yuma I believe it was. I do know there was an airbase in the distance, close to the border, if I'm not mistaken.

Straight ahead there were very bright amber lights I kept seeing go on, then off..over again. I thought I was seeing things. Then I thought it was a plane flying really low or something. It did that 3x before I finally realized my mind wasn't playing tricks on me. I asked my husband who was driving if he had seen them, but he had not. They blinked on and off rather quickly at first. However, as we got closer he finally saw what I had, but this time there were several lights that had went on at once, and they stayed on longer than before and then some would go off slowly, while others turned off quickly..if that makes sense.

We drove closer to the object, so apparently it was sitting still. We came up on it rather fast. We were slightly elevated from the hill we were driving over, if I remember correctly, and the object was in the flat desert area. That's when we saw the object close to the ground in full view, near the highway. There was no one on the highway but us at the time from what I remember. It frightened us once we got close enough to it. It was massive. The lights were incredibly bright, but you could look right at them. It was so big. The amber glow was nothing like I've seen before. Maybe 5-6 lights..they kept going off and on, but not in succession like one right next to the other. I don't know for sure if it was a pattern per say, it just wasn't the same every time is what I mean.

My husband actually became startled and he pulled over immediately since it seemed as though we would drive next to it if we went further. I'd say we were about 1/4 mile away. We got out of the car immediately, and then we heard jets overhead. We counted 4? They were in a V pattern initially from what we could tell, then they scattered overhead. The object was illuminated slightly by a large light that was next to the highway, and there were some lights next to the water storage units that we had parked by in order to get out of view.

The object was dark metallic in color, I'd say like pewter. Absolutely no sound, no dust from the sand underneath. It was larger than a commercial plane I'm guessing, maybe twice as big? After the jets scrambled, we looked back at the disk(?), which was rounded in the front, although we couldn't make out if it was round completely, just the front of it was bowed. I saw things on top, but they weren't sticking out. It looked more like welded doors maybe, I dunno for sure. It happened rather fast, and it was hard to believe what we were seeing. We didn't have a camera or recording device..and honestly, that wasn't the first thing we thought to grab at that time. I don't even remember how we got to the other side of the highway. All I remember is that there was a water storage area next to the highway, and it kind of hid us from view. I think my husband just didn't want us to be spotted, that's how startled he was (and he rarely gets startled). I just remember rushing to get out of view and that we wanted to turn our lights off as soon as we could so that we didn't draw any attention to ourselves.

After we looked back down at the disk from looking at the jets, it literally...I mean literally...vanished before our eyes. No dust. No sound. No hovering and then shooting off...NO NOTHING! We literally saw it vanish! How is this possible? Has anyone saw this before, how can something vanish as if it were never there? It was so big, and then nothing. The jets were still flying overhead, and then they finally left. We were both just stunned..and then drove on as soon as we could to get away from the area.

We actually didn't talk about it the rest of the way to our destination..I still cannot believe what happened. We've only told very close family what happened. I've never seen one that close before, nor vanish before my eyes. I will never in my life forget the color of those lights. The most brilliant beautiful amber, so crystal clear..incredibly crisp light..yet it didn't hurt my eyes to look at them. Has anyone else witnessed this?