Above the cloud was a clearly defined, narrow, white cylinder, tilted at a forty-five degree angle and moving slowly. In front of the cylinder were about thirty objects resembling puffs of smoke.
One hunderd witnesses observed a long cigar-shaped UFO tilted at a forty-five-degree angle. A Plume of smoke emerged from the upper end.
During the 1950s and 1960s so called Mother-ships were seen in fairly large numbers. These are exceptionally large craft usually cylinder or cigar shaped craft although some are reported to be disc shaped. The Mother-ships are essentially modern-day aircraft carriers.
The thing was huge — later estimated to be 7 to 8 stories (70 to 80 feet) high and "six telephone poles" (210 feet) wide, and appeared to be moving toward her at 4-5 miles per hour.
She estimates the time duration of the sighting as five minutes. As the craft appeared Mrs. Norris' attention was drawn to a top deck with a long window which she estimates 53 feet and through which she viewed 20 to 30 persons, apparently oblivious of her presence, walking about as if they were changing shift. The wall behind them was curved and white. There were no instruments. The people did not give the appearance of looking out. The beings were pale skinned, dressed in white one piece suits. She judged them to be about our height, five feet 10", quite slender but with chests larger than ours, the top of the head more prominent, no hair, and having the lower half only of ears similar to our own. She noted nothing out of the ordinary about the eyes. What did draw her attention was the great grace of their movements. The atmosphere seemed "sterile."
Below this top deck window was an opaque window. The area around it was all white. This window was in sections and was inset. The glass was tinted.
Below the center of the craft a door was closing from right to left. (See drawing). And she looked onto a street that was dark as if made of asphalt or possible concrete. Off to the side of this street was tubular rectangular equipment. All across the craft she saw rivets and portholes. She said she could see the portholes "inside out" as she peered into the craft. She saw some construction that included "huge I beams like they put ships together with and beams holding the glass in there." The bottom side was tiered upwards. The construction reminds her of a ship or submarine. She said it seemed possible, very likely, it could have been constructed here on Earth.
The very bottom of the craft was formed into a cross made with one foot square mirrors and an observation deck hung down and around the bottom with beings in it. In this case, unlike the top deck, the people were peering out, while overhead she heard a very low pitched but clearly audible (almost like a growl) "announcing" coming from the area of the observation deck now closest to her.
Mrs. Norris said she believes they didn't realize she was there until directly over her position.
As drawn, she saw four pipes projecting six to eight feet out from the craft set in three or four foot square boxes. They had a hollow flange on the end like a tank cannon and she believes "it looked like a weapon."
Computer engineer Ed Burns, retired senior editor for IBM.
Described as triangular, chevron shape, back of chevron estimated as large as a football field, one solid piece of a chevron shape, there was no noise.
Pilot's drawing (taken from his official report)
The pilot, Kenju Terauchi, described the UFO as being twice the size of an aircraft carrier.
"Was very large, had a dome shape to the top of it, had no wings, and had what appeared to be a strobe putting out multicolored lights on the right side of the craft, we guess it being at least two football fields in diameter, you could see three huge, what looked like picture windows in the back of it."
Ms. Somerby, a 36-year old woman, saw a massive rectangular-shaped flying object while driving in her late at night. The UFO had a pipe structure clearly visible on the bottom. The witness experienced an episode of missing time. No other information.
On her side of the road (east) "there was this craft that was huge and it was right there! It hung in the air. It was a large craft like an aircraft carrier or barge. It was angled or tilted toward me. It had a dome on the back and a long flat area on the front with two huge searchlights (Exhibit 7L).
Silvia Bedoya. At a remote mountain village several Quechua Indian shepherds tending their flocks watched six objects flying over the area. According to a witness, Silvia Bedoya, 40, the objects apparently emerged from nearby Lake Cococha. The objects formed what seemed a protective circle around a larger mother-ship type object. The flight of the objects illuminated the whole valley in an eerie deep purple type of light. The "mother ship" landed upriver from the village.
Haraldo Westendorf. Westendorf showed several detailed color drawings of the object, with his own plane drawn to scale alongside it. He describes the object as a faceted cone, flat on the bottom with a rounded point on top. On each of the eight or ten sloping side panels were three large bulges, like triangle-shaped bay windows on the side of a house -- but they did not look like windows. The entire surface was brown in color. The structure was about 70 meters (225 feet) high and about 100 meters (325 feet) in diameter, big enough to fill nearly an entire soccer field if landed. His own plane, less than 6 meters wide, was tiny by comparison.
Lightning had hit this V-shaped craft and did something to the craft's invisibility device. It teetered as it righted itself and floated upward to hide in the cloud cover. Each leg of the V was the size of a runway. The construction was similar to modern buildings - huge panes of reflective panels - and all right angles. No sound. No visible propulsion. The exterior was comprised of two rows of panels per side.
About 10 p.m. on March 13, 1997, under a clear sky with no breeze, a string of lights appeared to the southwest. The orbs seemed to form a flattened V shape, like a boomerang.
Jim Dilletoso, the Phoenix computer specialist who has analyzed film and video of dozens of alleged UFO sightings says Lynne Kitei's video, the best taken that night, is not of military flares.
Ricky Sorrells. There was this thing. It covered from – I could not see the edges in my tree canopy. I couldn’t see the front of it. I didn’t think about looking behind me to see if I could see an edge that way.