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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/24/2000 20:45 (Entered as : 10/24/00 20:45)
Reported: 11/17/2000 09:08
Posted: 12/2/2000
Location: Gila Bend, AZ
Shape: Triangle
Duration: 10 min.
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
black squat triangle - no lights - emiting smoke like dark mist

I had just begun viewing the stars that night sitting S. of our house on our rural 5 acres away from the house lights. Facing south I surveyed the sky looking up & around at various areas of the sky. Bringing my head back around to the S. facing direction, I was surprised to see a darker space ahead of me about 200 ft. high & less than 3 miles away. I determined it was a solid object by the fact it was blocking out the few stars I had seen in that direction. It appeared to be a triangle shape that was wider that the height of it's apex. There were no lights - the sharpest edges were hard to focus on, they seemed to have a black smoke swirling around them. After just a few minutes it moved away farther to S. in instantly shifting positions.