Our First UFO Sighting

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It was after 11:30pm on August 29th, 1994, less than five miles from our residence in Pahrump, NV. After finishing Art's then Sunday show "Area 2000", which was broadcast from KDWN in Las Vegas, we were on our way home. The night sky was clear with a nearly full moon. The air temperature was around 75 degrees with little wind. Out where we live, there are no public street lights and just a scattering of homes, so other than the moonlight, it was very dark.

We had just stopped at Homestead and Kellogg, getting ready to turn. Art was driving, I was turning to look at him when I noticed a strange movement coming from the left and slightly behind us. I could see a huge, dark object moving toward us from the rear window and began to yell at Art, "What is that- What the Hell is That??" We jumped out of the car and watched this huge, triangle-shaped object float across the Pahrump valley from southeast to northwest. It was right over our heads, maybe 150 to 200 feet above us, moving slowly, too slow for aircraft we were familiar with.

There was a white, strobing light on the nose of the craft, and two stationary white lights on the rear. It was big enough blot out the stars and moon as it passed. The most unnerving part of this sighting is that for as big as this craft was, there was absolutely no noise, not a single sound could be heard except for crickets. We watched this thing drift for more than five minutes across the valley before losing sight of it.

We finally got home, sat down and compared our thoughts about what happened. Art said he had to go on the air to talk about our sighting the following night and that I had to verify the story. I was reluctant to do this, but Art was adamant that we both had to give our side of the experience. I considered myself fairly open-mined about most paranormal experiences, i.e., ghosts, witchcraft, OBEs', NDEs', clairvoyance, even UFOS and ETs', but this was more than I wanted to see or experience in my lifetime.

Now for the funny part. Two weeks after our sighting, our local newspaper ran a story saying that the object that was seen over the Pahrump valley by other people as well as the two of us, was a C-130 transport plane that was on a secret training flight passing on through the valley. This was the statement given by Nellis Air Force Base. Art served in the Air Force and knows how loud a C-130 is, that they cannot fly at such a slow speed. All I can say is what I saw was real, and still disturbs me to this day.

-- Ramona Bell