Published: 3:35 AM 12/21/2011
Yuma, Arizona - 09-13-93
About a month and a half after the Waco Texas Compound incident is when this took place.
My uncle lived in a trailer park just off the side of a Marine Fighter base. We would walk down a dirt road to the end of the AOA area to watch the planes.
We especially enjoyed watching them do touch and goes after dark. This was because the F-16s had bright green lights on their tail fins.
On the last night we were in Yuma, we stood on a dirt hill at the end of the base's runway. It was around 9 PM when the last of the fighters took off.
This time when they disappeared over the horizon, they never returned. After about 30 minutes of no aircraft activity on the base, we got bored and left.
On the way back to the trailer park I just happened to look up to admire the stars. When I looked up, I could only see darkness.
At first I wondered if some clouds had rolled in without us noticing them. So I began to look out past the dark spot to see how far the cloud cover reached.
It was at that moment that I noticed there were stars visible all around the dark spot in the sky. Confused, I began to study the dark spot.
It was then that I noticed an object that had a long straight leading edge. I could tell, because the stars above were disappearing under these leading edges at an equal rate of speed.
Then out of the corner of my eye I noticed a flash. I looked toward the tiny flash and it went off again.
It reminded me of an airplane beacon. Next I followed the leading edge of the wing forward until I noticed a tiny white light at the nose. The light was constantly on, just very hard to detect with the naked eye. It looked like all the other stars in the sky.
I then followed the leading edge of the wing down the opposite side of the craft. At a great distance away, I spotted another tiny green strobe light. The altitude of the craft was about 200-400 feet.
Standing back, I looked from one strobe light to the other. Then I followed those lights up to the tiny light in the nose area of the craft. The vehicle was huge.
I estimated about a football field’s length from wing tip to wing tip; perhaps half a football fields' length from the back of the craft to the tiny nose light. I couldn't believe how large the craft was!
The craft moved at a very low rate of speed. It almost seemed to have a hover capability. I stopped walking to listen to see if the object made any noise. I heard a very quiet blowing sound.
It reminded me of a fighter plane idling on the taxi-way. The exception was that it was barely audible.
We watched the craft float slowly over the edge of Yuma and then disappear into the darkness. The whole event took about 3 minutes time.
I always assumed that this was a military aircraft. I could clearly see the Marine Fighter Base's air traffic control tower from where I was at the time.
I figured if I could see the tower, then the tower could see the object. Since there was no activity on the base at the time, I figured they knew about it.
A military fighter base wouldn't let such a large object float past the end of their runway and do nothing.
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