Case File Information
Date of Event / Case File: 09/01/1974
Date of Sighting: September, 1974 (Exact Date Unknown)
Time of Sighting: Midnight
Date Sighting Reported: March 30, 2005
Location: Phoenix and
Latitude: (Multiple Locations so Not Extracted)
Longitude: (Multiple Locations so Not Extracted)
Number of Witnesses: One
Weather: Not Known
Description (In Witness’s Own Words): In September 1974, I applied for emergency leave to drive to Alabama to bring my wife and older son home to California. The evening I left San Diego, I drove east past El Cajon and was following what seemed like the quickest path on State Highway 10, now I-10. I arrived in Phoenix, Arizona just before midnight and proceeded to fuel my car. Once that was done, I again headed East on highway 10.
Approximately 5 miles after getting on the highway, I noticed a bright light positioned at about the 3 “o” clock position above the horizon, north and east of my position. I left Phoenix right at 12 am in the morning.
By now from my previous event, I am pretty spooked by lights in the sky of any kind. I kept trying to focus on my driving, but found myself somewhat pre-occupied with this strange light. It kind of looked like an automobile with it’s head lights on high beam positioned on a small mesa, about 3 miles from my position. It’s like I just blinked my eyes, and out of the corner of my eye I see what appears to be a city limit sign going by. I missed the name, but felt somewhat disoriented, continued to the next off ramp.
There is the name Gila Bend. At this point I pulled my car over to side of the road, wondering what is going on. I look at my watch and it is now a little after 5:30 am in the morning, I am in Gila Bend, Arizona and my last conscious thought is of the light, at 12:10 am outside Phoenix, Arizona.
I couldn’t believe I had driven over 200 miles and not remembered having done so. I know you’ve heard of this stuff before, really have you heard this one. I check my gas gauge and it read full. Not believing what I was seeing, I drove to the nearest gas station and proceeded to fill the tank. It took less than 1/2 of one gallon to fill the tank. I have never before or since been able to equal gas mileage like that, although I wish I could.
End of Story – Not Quite To this day, I have had NO CONSCIOUS MEMORIES of the event.
Investigator’s Notes: This is the second sighting that I have received from this witness. This experience is intriguing given that the witness lost 5 hours of time after sighting the light and then did not use any gas in the nearly 200 mile trip.
What really happened? I plan to conduct some more interviews with this witness. He is still shaken from this and other experiences that he says that he has had.