Case File Information
Date of Event / Case File: 07/04/2015
Name of Witness: Tom Sanger
Witness believes this case is solved. See Below.
The following was submitted to The Black Vault. It is used here with permission. Please note, the video does not have the correct date on the window burn due to incorrect settings.
This video was made with a Luna Optics color night vision camera LN-DM50-HRSD.
It is 5X but can go to 20X. This was approx. at 9:00 on July 4th, 2015 at the Sabino Canyon parking lot situated in the northeast edge of Tucson. I’ve always left the time stamp of my videos at its original 2011 so ignore that. The sky was completely overcast over the Catalina Mtns. The small dots you see on the screen are normal for night vision cameras and are not stars in the sky.
The very first couple of seconds shows some odd lights in the right of the frame. Those are the radio towers on the mountain out of focus thus making them look odd.
There were a few cars coming and and going out of the parking lot and they account for some of the light shifts. Unfortunately I zoomed in too much and it destroyed the clarity of the video but it still captures the amazing event that we witnessed.
There are a couple of times I adjust the focus and it makes the 3 lights of the UFO seem to morph but that is only, again, me focusing. The main 3 lights stayed distinct in the sky and only look like they become one light and then back to 3 because of my tinkering.
The eyewitness also submitted a corroborating video, from a friend, who also shot the same event. Here is the video:
Note from The Black Vault
After seeing the radio towers in the daylight video, I went ahead and asked the witness for clarification, to ensure the lights were not around the radio tower itself. This was his response:
The radio towers are approx. 8 to 10 miles away from where we videoed. The UFO had to have been at least 30 miles away to be in that good of a focus since airplanes 8 to 10 away require me to adjust my focus. The radio tower lights are way out of focus and yet the UFO is in focus since I leave my lens at a setting that on this particular camera has stars, satellites and far off planes in focus without me having to change the focal setting. The radio tower light can only be seen in the first couple seconds of the video to the far right edge of the frame. Hope that helps but if not please ask for more clarification.
Details on the Location
The following was submitted by the eyewitness, to better explain the location of the sighting:
The radio towers are on Mt. Bigelow that just a part of the greater Catalina Range and the towers are now confirmed to be about 8 miles from the parking lot at Sabino. Panoramio – Photo of Mt. Bigelow Broadcast Tower Site, East of Tucson, Az Bigelow is just to the left of Willow Canyon on the following map and the pointer at the end of the red line is likely where the UFO was way out in the middle of desert wilderness. It may have been closer but it was certainly beyond the mountain range. The line in the photo at the bottom right begins at the Sabino Canyon parking lot and goes to where the UFO approx. was at the pointer.
On October 12, 2015, I received the below letter from the witness. There has been much speculation and investigation, and it is possible, though he won’t say with absolute certainty, that this is resolved. The letter read as follows: