- A Yuma couple did more than a double-take when they saw
a cluster of circular white lights zip across the sky Tuesday night, they
- At about 8:10 p.m., a woman said she saw the object appear
out of the northeast. She called to her husband, who came out just as the
the lights crossed overhead and continued south, where they disappeared
- The couple, who asked not to be identified, said they're
not trying to cause a stir. They don't believe in UFOs, they said.
- "I'm going to die of curiosity until I find out,"
said the woman, who took on a light-hearted tone. And she added, "I
would like to know if anyone else saw it."
- The couple live at a mobile home park off 4th Avenue
- The woman described the object as a cluster of about
15 disc-shaped white lights that moved in unison. Her husband saw them
just as they passed high above their home. The object seemed to be climbing
higher and moving south. The lights were visible for just a couple of minutes,
- Crop duster pilot Matt Fieldgrove said it was probably
two military planes flying side by side with their lights pointed toward
- "I see them a lot of times when I'm flying,"
he said. It wasn't a crop duster because most planes have only three lights
on the wings, he said.
- Officials at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma had another
- "Our best guess it was probably a crop duster,"
said Sgt. Tracie Kessler, media chief. "If there was anything going
on, flight ops would have known about it."
- Yuma International Airport didn't receive any reports
out of the ordinary, officials there said.
- Yuma Proving Ground is testing flares, but not at night,
said Chuck Wullenjohn, spokesman for the base. He could not provide a possible
- The couple said they weren't able to hear any sounds
of a plane.
- "They couldn't have been balloons because they didn't
bobble and they weren't carried by the wind," the woman said.
- Sightings of disc-shaped lights that look like portholes
or windows are very common, said Bridget Ceccacci, a library associate
at the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, N.M.
- "It's hard to say what they are without seeing them,"
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