Case File Status: Undetermined / No Witness Contact
This case was submitted to The Black Vault / TBV Investigations on December 19, 2017. It was assigned to investigator Richard Kidd for analysis.
The witness submitted the following eyewitness account:
“I was driving, overnight, from Tucson to Southern California on Highway 8 near Yuma, Az. There was NO traffic at this time of night. The sky was black with millions of stars by which I was in awe! I was observing lights to my left that I believed was the border: high light poles with floodlights that shined down to the ground. No car lights, no people. Terrain was low, no hills, a few cacti. (I was able to stare at the sky in that direction for many seconds at a time since there was no traffic and the road was straight ahead as far as as I could see.) As I looked at the stars I noticed a large black object blackened out the stars as it moved in the same direction as I was traveling. I could see it was huge, and triangular in shape from the way it blackened out the stars. (Since then I’ve seen film clips, especially in the Midwest, that showed these same type objects.) It was moving slowly what seemed to be along the border fence. My speed was much faster, and in fact I soon lost sight as I “outran” it. My “viewing” time was probably a good 5 to 7 minutes though. Long enough to see a good description of the object! I never saw anything, or read anything about the incident. I don’t know if it was a UFO or a reverse engineered American ship. I DO know I could hear no motor which would have been necessary because of its size.I would guestimate it was larger than any aircraft known at that time.I have no doubts about what I saw. Not much more I can say. No need to interview. I just thought you might add this to any other file about sightings in this area around this time.”
by Richard Kidd, TBV Investigations
I have attempted to call the witness a couple times. I have left voice mail messages and I have not received a return call. I am assuming because, in his report he states that no interview is necessary and he just wanted to include his sighting in The Black Vault’s case files.
After sending an email on 05/01/2018 and having received no reply from the witness, I can only go on the basis of his statement in his report that no contact was necessary and to include his report in The Black Vault’s database.
I have however, been in touch with the Tucson Highway Patrol and, because of the year of this sighting, the highway patrol doesn’t have any record of any reports from 08/14/1993 @ 1:00 AM.
It is my recommendation, that this case be published to the case files of The Black Vault and closed due to when the sighting occurred and lack of communication from the witness to do additional follow ups or analysis.
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