Appearance / Description of Object(s)
The object looked like a flying saucer, like one coffee saucer laying upside down on top of another. The color was whitish-gray and seemed to emit its own light. It had a metallic look to it but not like it was reflecting light from another source. The light was not brilliant but was fairly bright.
Size of Object(s)
I don't remember well, but it seems that if my arm was outstretched, the object would fit in between my thumb and forefinger if they were two to three inches apart. My guess, (only an estimate), at the size would be 30 to 40 ft wide and 10 to 15 feet tall
Object(s) & Altitude
I would say about 300 ft high
Description of Area / Surroundings
It was a rural area. In actuality it was the prairie area of eastern Colorado. There is the Army military base called Fort Carson to the north of the sighting within 38 miles. This area was approximately on the same longitude with Roswell , N.M., but north about 250 miles.
Full Description & Details
I was very young at this time but remember it well. I was approximately 4-6 years old, but the sighting was witnessed by my entire family consisting of my father, mother and teenage sister, who all attest to what I am saying.
We were traveling in the early morning hours since my dad preferred to travel at that time. We had left our home in Colorado Springs, CO on our way to visit with our family in Arkansas. We were traveling east on Highway 50 where there are sparse little towns such as Lamar, La Junta, and Rocky Ford, but mostly lone highway and prairie. We were traveling in my dad's 1956 Chevrolet.
I cannot remember exactly where it began or where it ended, but we were followed by a UFO, a flying disc, for a good while, maybe an hour or two. Being very young I had no concept of time, but that is what my mother estimates. I do remember that it appeared on the right hand side of our car, maybe about three hundred feet in the air. It seemed to produce its own soft glow of light. I remember the color of the light being whitish-gray. It was shaped like a coffee saucer with another coffee saucer upside down on top of the first one. It would move from behind the car on the right, forward to the front of the car on the right, then it would cross the highway to the front of the car on the left, then backward to behind the car on the left. It would then return back to the front of the car on the left, cross the highway to the front of the car on the right, and then return back to the back of the car on the right. It would then repeat the entire process. It was like it was observing us, or studying us. It kept doing that over and over.
I remember my dad pulled his pistol out of the glove compartment where he kept it when we traveled. From that I can conclude that my family was very terrified. I seemed to have no fear at my age, I thought it was cool!
It seemed to make no noise as it traveled, and when my dad would accelerate up to 90 M.P.H. it would keep right with us. If he slowed to 20 M.P.H. it still stayed with us. When my dad turned his lights off it stayed right there.
After a while, we entered one of the small towns that line Highway 50 East. When we entered the town the lighted saucer disappeared, and we thought it had left us alone. After we exited the town a mile or two, it reappeared and started the observation movements again. I don't remember, at that young age, how many towns we passed through repeating the above process, but I believe it was a few, at least.
My dad and mom finally decided to stop at an all night Truck Stop, in one of the towns, to get some coffee and rest. When we left the diner the saucer was no longer there.
Later in life, when I learned about alien abductions, I became concerned that it had happened to us. I asked my mom if she remembered a loss of time during those early morning hours and she said that there was no loss of time. This reassured me that we had not been abducted.
I am 54 years old now and the memory of that night is something I know I will never forget.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
I know of no airplanes or satellites shaped like that. I know of no blimps or weather balloons which would slow down and speed up with the acceleration that my dad was performing with his car. I know of no planets that circle a car in the manner this object was circling us. I could say that if it was, for example, a planet, it could appear to cross the road and go behind us when the road curved. The problem with this theory is that Highway 50 from Pueblo to Kansas is a very straight road with few curves. This was definitely not a bird or a cloud!
I am a Construction Painter and a part time Pastor. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Divinity
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
I knew very little, only what I had seen on T.V. I had no views before the sighting, I now believe they are real and are controlled by intelligent life.
Reported Sighting? No
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