The following UFO sighting report was submitted to Open Minds on July 11, 2014 by Joyce Steward.
8:00 p.m. July 10th 2014 Fayetteville, Arkansas . Daylight. My son Rocky was outside when he observed a strange blackish colored object that seemed to come straight into the atmosphere. At that moment he yelled for me to come outside that he was seeing something strange. As we observed the object it was hovering at this point at or around 1000 ft. The object appeared to be shaped like a stop sign. The object makes a sudden movement north at a speed that was just amazing. It disappeared in just a flash. Standing there in amazement we continued to look in the sky for a few minuets and then the object was then right above us at around 500 ft. It moved to the west slowly and then hovered and then it started to glow this huge round amber light. It was enormous. If I was to hold up a newspaper you could not cover the object from end to end. It glowed like this for approx. 1 to 2 min then began to fade and rotate and as it rotated counterclockwise we could see what looked like a huge square glowing amber orange window on the side of it. It remained still for maybe another min then just disappeared. I have been a flight attendant for 12 years and my son is ex military. I have no idea what we saw.
My my. Another impossible sighting very colorful in description. All those minutes of observation and they never grabbed a camera. It ‘made a sudden movement north at a speed that was just amazing. ..gone in a flash.’ Then it came back at half the altitude supposedly? I guess it was so facinated that it just needed another look at those folks. There are plenty of convincing accounts described on MUFON. This one lacks common sense.
In my opinion, anyone who comes forward with a UFO citing should be honored and thanked. You being a former Flight Attendant and your Son in the Military are witnesses that any sensible person will not doubt. —— Thus, from us sensible People, “Thank You”.
It’s pretty typical of the wowed viewer to not think of going inside to get a camera. For one thing, most experiencers are afraid that leaving the scene will make them miss something. A sighting is an all consuming and wondrous thing – every second is precious. For most first timers a sort of shock sets in. They can be forgiven if cameras don’t get automatically grabbed.
I had an amazing sighting some years back and rushed into the house to get my binoculars. Now I think that was a mistake. By the time I got back outside the object was gone.