|Occurred : 8/14/2014 22:50 (Entered as : 08/14/14 22:50)
Reported: 9/22/2014 5:03:26 PM 17:03
Location: Wolcott (near), CO
|Four lighted objects seen near Wolcott, CO Eagle County
I am a MUFON Field Investigator, currently inactive, who lives in Vail CO. I often go out to do sky watches at a BLM Bocco Mtn. recreation site Lat.39*46'29.35N Long. 106*42'21.14W. Over the years I have received numerous reports from locals who have had good UFO sightings in the area, which is dominated by Castle Peak to the west. There are power lines that run north and south over the parking area, and there is no lights visible at this location. Tonight the sky was mostly clear and I parked with my pick-up truck facing due east.
At about 22:50 hours I observed a bright light rise over the ridgeline to the east over the Muddy Creek area. The ridgeline is 9-10 miles away and reaches over 8900 feet. At first I thought it could be landing lights of a plane on approach to the Eagle County airport which is about 15 miles west, as I had gotten use to seeing aircraft coming through this area at night before. Actually the airport was closes for flight operations after dark.
Still thinking it was an aircraft I was surprised to see a second light rise up over the ridgeline. I thought this was unusual to see two aircraft on approach and watched as the two lights ascended when suddenly the first light switched off. I got out of the truck with my binoculars and I-phone, of which I took four photos. I scanned the sky where the first light disappeared with 7x50 binoculars but could not see any standard aircraft flashing lights. I viewed the second light with the binoculars and also saw no flashing lights. Shortly thereafter the second light switched off. Again no flashing lights were seen. I probably had these in view for 3-4 minutes.
About 10-12 minutes later a third light appeared to my left and viewed through the drivers side window, which was up. This light was larger and closer than the first two, and I watched it for a few seconds while reaching for my I-phone and binoculars, and was preparing to get out of the vehicle when this light switched off. I got out and as before there was nothing there. This area of the sky was totally clear there was a bright moon that night which illuminated any clouds.
Around 23:20 a fourth light appeared over the ridgeline to the east again, ascended for about a minute, and like the first three, switched off. I stayed out there till midnight but saw nothing else this night.
Eagle County and the area around Castle Peak has had numerous report of UFOs, orbs, and cattle mutilations over the years, and I have talked to dozens of locals who have had sightings up here, many of them in the Castle Peak area. Incidentally, when I mentioned this sighting to a co-worker he told me that he saw a pulsating red light moving across the sky while en-route to work the morning of the 15th. He was on I-70 coming down Vail Pass around MM 181-182 at 0530. He saw no flashing aircraft lights, just the pulsating red light.