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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/1/1983 21:30 (Entered as : 06/01/1983 21:30)
Reported: 2/25/2005 8:14:33 PM 20:14
Posted: 5/11/2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Shape: Circle
Duration: 10 minutes+
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object made a sound
Monstrous round silent UFO

I've never talked about this with anyone but the people who were there because I doubted anyone would believe me. The thing I remember most about this event was that - for something so stupefyingly amazing - I don't remember a lot about this event, and none of us talked much about it afterward.

This happened when I was in high school and I don't know the exact year, but it would have been approx 1982 or 1983. Four of my friends and I were in the desert north of Phoenix in a very rural area where it was pitch dark except for the stars and the light of our fire. We had been there long enough to build a camp fire and at the time the sighting occurred we had not consumed more than one beer each.

At some point we all noticed something looming in the distance, coming very, very slowly towards us. The only way I can describe its size is monstrous. It was way bigger than a house, or even a couple of houses. It was virtually silent for its size - I do remember a sort of low humming sound. There were definitely lights on it, but I don't remember how many; I seem to recall that it had lots of little lights on it. We couldn't see into it; I don't remember seeing "windows" in the craft. It was definitely round in shape, but it is possible that part of it was "cut out" - I don't remember.

It moved directly over top of our group at an extremely slow rate of speed. I remember feeling a sense of awe, stunned and amazed, but very calm. We all were. No one was hopping up and down and going crazy with excitement, like one might think you would in such a weird circumstance. We just watched it go over. I "think" I remember seeing it disappear behind a mountain.

The next day, I remember the radio station KUPD had a few people call in and they were talking about a UFO sighting in the same area (approx 7th Street and Union Hills Drive). But the weirdest thing is, none of my friends who were there, none of us talked about it much. It might as well have been like we'd seen a kite flying. No big deal.

About 10 years ago I had the chance to talk to one of my friends who was there, who ended up marrying the boyfriend she was with and who was there that night. I asked her if she remembered it and she said she did. I asked her to ask her husband if he remembered it, and she did that while we were on the phone, and he said he did. But again, it was like "no big deal."

I know what I saw, and I know we all saw the same thing. I wouldn't expect anyone to believe it unless they'd seen it for theirself. I've always thought that maybe whatever was inside of it had a way to make our reaction to it numbed or dulled, because aside from seeing it, the most fascinating part of the experience for me has been that we didn't alert the media or that every time we got together that wasn't all that we could talk about.

I fact, we never talked about it except that one time I mentioned above when I asked my friend and her husband if I remembered it correctly - that was probably 8 years after the fact. I've always kind of wondered if we lost time and just didn't realize it, but I simply don't know.

That's all I know. I wish I could remember more details. I've never seen anything like it since, and I had never seen anything like it before, but I wouldn't mind seeing it again! I don't remember if the thing left a trail. I don't remember there being an aura or haze around it - it seemed crystal clear. It was dark brown or black, hard to tell. It was matte, not shiny. I can't remember if the lights on it were blinking at all and I can't remember if there were colored lights, just remember white lights. Our vehicles were turned off, so I don't know if there were electrical or magnetic effects.

I just watched the Peter Jennings special and that is what inspired me to come to this web site, to see if maybe someone else had seen it and reported it here. Like I said, I've never talked about it to anyone other than the people who were there, for fear of being sent directly to the nuthouse. :)

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of sighting is approximate. PD))