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Horseshoe-shaped UFO photographed hovering over Pikes Peak

Colorado witnesses at Colorado Springs reported watching a “lighted object” hovering over nearby mountains in the shape of a horseshoe that quickly disappeared, according to testimony in Case 62085 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The reporting witness and his wife were driving on December 16, 2014, when the object was noticed above the north ridge of Pikes Peak.

“We were driving at the time, headed west on Woodmen Road, and then west on Rockrimmon,” the witness stated. “Then west on Vindicator. We witnessed what I thought was a light that had a horseshoe shape. My wife thought it was an object emitting light, but the shape was consistent for both of us.”

The witnesses’ wife used a cell phone to take two photos of the distant object: Image 1 and Image 2.

“The pictures are obviously not as detailed as what we saw, but did offer a picture that shows a light with a sense of direction. The photos were both taken at 4:48 p.m. on the 16th of December, with an iPhone 5s.”

Witness image 1. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness image 1. (Credit: MUFON)

They were first drawn to the object by its light.

“We noticed the object because it was extremely bright at dusk. The brightness is what brought our attention to it. I had no clue what the object might have been when I first laid eyes it, but my wife thought it was some type of rocket.”

The witness described the object.

“The light/object was just above the north ridge of Pikes Peak. It was a constant yellow-orange-reddish light that was unwavering in brightness. It appeared as a horseshoe shape with the ends of the shoe pointed down and turned at an angle so you could see the opening at the bottom and the arch at the top. It seemed to move slowly in a southern direction and then hover.”

The entire sighting lasted just two minutes.

“Then the object simply disappeared with no trace left. We both felt hearts race and a feeling of excitement, but almost doubt as well. My wife looked for any explanation that it could be on the Internet and found nothing. We researched more into this and that’s when we found MUFON.”

Witness image 2. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness image 2. (Credit: MUFON)

We previously reported on a Colorado witness at Colorado Springs who watched two sphere-shaped UFOs move toward each other, circle each other, and then move away from each other in opposite directions on December 1, 2014, according to testimony in Case 62026. The story was reported as Two sphere UFOs described over Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs is the county seat and most populous city of El Paso County, Colorado, population 439,886.

Colorado has a current UFO Alert Rating of 5 with a low number of recent reports nationally. Colorado had 5 UFO reports that occurred during November 2014 – calculated at 0.96 sightings per million population.

The UFO Alert Rating System is based on five levels – 1 through 5 – where states with 4.01 or higher reports per million residents are rated an Alert 1; 3.01 – 4.0 reports are an Alert 2; 2.51 – 3.0 are an Alert 3; 2.01 – 2.5 are an Alert 4; and those states with 2.0 or lower are rated an Alert 5.

Please remember that most UFO sighting can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

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Roger Marsh is a UFO writer and content developer. He is Director of Communications for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) where he manages media contact, rights and permissions, and content development for television, film, documentary, radio, print and stage. Roger is a MUFON case researcher for History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.” He is editor of the monthly international MUFON UFO Journal, executive producer of the weekly “MUFON UFO Traffic Report” radio show; serves as the MUFON webmaster; reporter for the daily “UFO Traffic Report” in web and audio formats; and publisher of the “MUFON Books” imprint. He is the author of Sacred Dialogue, editor of Silent Invasion, and co-editor of Ron Paul Speaks. Roger was featured in the 2015 season premiere episode of Destination America's "Monsters & Mysteries in America." Roger and his wife, Joyce, live in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, restoring a 1910 Pennsylvania four-square.

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    My family and I saw this EXACT same thing tongiht (october 9, 2015) in the SAME exact area in the SAME exact description for about 2 minutes.

    We pulled the car over to look closer and it completely disappeared.

    This is the third time I’ve seen a UFO in the Springs in 40 years.

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