First let me start off saying--- I saw a light in the sky---I'm not claiming it was a UFO---Only that it was a very bright light --- moving very, very
So yesterday 1/19/2014. I was sitting on the tailgate of my truck smoking a cigarette and watching the sunset turn the Mesa to the south of Cortez
Colorado a deep rust red color in those last few moments before true twilight. Being my turn to make dinner my wife sent our youngest daughter out to
call me in--- and just as I made to get up. I see this big bright light shoot across the sky moving at a phenomenal hyper speed and with impossible
This photo is obviously not of the event I speak of. But it is an actual photo taken from my front yard looking due south where the light was seen.
Even if I had thought to take a picture--- it had come and gone faster than I could have gotten my cell phone out of my pocket! One blink and it was
As for the light itself--- Sightings of mysterious lights in my part of Southern CO. are rather common. Over the years I've seen quite a few odd
lights, but this one, for me anyway, this was the first I've seen in well over a decade. And if history plays out the same way it has in the past,
over the next few weeks we should be getting many more odd lights in the sky...
Anyway, when the light appeared over the Mesa. Traveling southwest to east-northeast, I would guesstimate it at being at ten to fifteen thousand feet
moving up at a 35 to 38 degree climb.
Now I see small planes come and go from our airport all the time, time spent in the military has let me watch a good many jet fighter flybys too, but
I never saw anything move this fast! From ten to fifty thousand feet in the blink of an eye. I lost sight of it behind the neighbors tree and in the
time it took to take a step to my right to see where it went, it was long gone!
The light itself was to bright to see any detail but given the distance, the size of the light would be approximate to the size of three jumbo jets,
which we never see down here, as there's no airport big enough to handle a large jet in the four-corners area.
I will say this light was oval shaped, but it was so bright that in the heartbeat it was in the sky it left an afterimage burned into my retina so it
could well have been a sphere???
My six year old did say, “What was that papa?” When I asked her to describe what she saw, she said it was just a quick flash of light...
The best way I can describe this light would be to say-- it looked just like the video of a meteor falling to earth. Only this one was going 'UP' not
'Down'. I also expected to hear a sonic boom or at least hear the sound of rushing air... Silence... the only noise, that of passing traffic on Hwy
491 to the west of my place. If I mentally trace it's line of direction backwards to a point of origin I would have to guess it came from somewhere
southwest of Towaoc maybe even as far as Teec Nos Pos in AZ. Probably somewhere between and trust me when I say, there's a whole lot of nothing out
there. when I first saw this light it would have been somewhere in the photo below
After dinner, I went back outside, with camera in hand, hoping to see it, or another one. After several hours of nothing my wife lured me back inside
by waving a lacy red and black bra out the _
What can I say other than my wife certainly knows how to motivate me into doing what she wants when she wants.
Anyway, tonight's her night to cook so at sundown I'll be sitting on my tailgate, video camera in hand and who knows, maybe I'll get lucky and have
some crappy grainy video to share?
I would also say if any of the members here at ATS happen to be in the four-corners area--- to watch the sky at sunset over the next few days, who
knows, maybe one of can get a photo of this light and we can all figure out what it is?
edit on 20-1-2014 by HardCorps because: corrected