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Occurred : 4/18/2020 18:40 (Entered as : 04/18/20 18:40)
Reported: 4/18/2020 10:46:56 PM 22:46
Posted: 6/25/2020
Location: Payson, AZ
Shape: Cigar
Duration:1 minute
Cigar shaped object disappears over Payson AZ

April 18, 2020 1840 Payson Arizona Headed south on Arizona Highway 87 just outside of Payson mile marker 245 to 247.

Driving through Payson to Phoenix Arizona I was scanning my horizon when A slow moving object caught my eye. I noted the mile marker 245 I continue to watch the object. It looked like an airplane slowing for a landing.

I soon realize the object had no tail, it was just a cylinder shape that was tapered slightly at the ends. The object was moving west to east, and was 15 seconds or so in front of me. It was Low I could see it clearly in the day light and had contrast with the Mountians in the back ground. The color was not shiny but a dull gray that reflected the sun just a little. I continue to watch the cylinder object to see if it could be an airplane.

Did it have wings I asked? The object began to turn towards me. I saw no wings. I saw a small soft white light. I thought that the light could be the headlight. As the object continue to turn towards me the light grew in size. Eventually the light engulfed the entire diameter of the aircraft. Then “blink” the light turned off and they was is no object or light.

At this time I was at mile marker 247. Less then a minute is how long it lasted 2 miles @ 65mph. I knew at mile 248 there was a brake check area. I stopped at the brake check area got out my binoculars and got out of my truck. I began to search the skies for object or aircraft. I saw no aircraft in the sky or the object.

Payson Arizona is a small town at elevation of 5000 feet it is a mountainous Arizona terrain. I estimate that the object was the same size as a submarine, smaller than the USS Ohio.

Aircraft this large would never land in Payson. Nor could it have landed in that terrain.

Some background Professional truck driver Military aviation( Rotary wing ) Was stationed in Hawaii.