June 13th 1979

UFOINFO Sighting Form Report

Name: Sandy Archuleta

Location: Approx. 3 miles west of Pace, Florida, between Pace and Pensacola, FL on Hwy 90

Date: 6/13/79, Friday at about 9 p.m. local time

Approach Direction: facing east, hovering over westbound lanes.

Departure Direction: South, South-East

Witness Direction: West

Description: We were driving westbound when we spotted 2 lights a few miles ahead of us that appeared to be hovering above the road. As we got within a mile we could see the object was approx. 100 ft. above the westbound lanes of Hwy 90. There were two white lights shining from either end. It appeared to be cylinder or cigar-shaped, about 50 ft in length. As we approached the right light became a bright spotlight and shown on our car for about 3-4 seconds. We drove under the object then pulled over and got out. There was no sound at all. (This was a deserted Hwy with no lights or buildings) A truck pulled over behind us with 3 occupants who also got out. We observed the craft for a few minutes then it rose about 500 ft. and went South at a moderate speed. There was no noise at all. We contacted Pensacola NAS but they had no other reportings.

Color/Shape: cylinder, cigar shaped. Since it was night we couldn't tell color of craft. 2 white lights on either end about as bright as aircraft lights. (My husband remembers them as red, but I'm sure they were white)

Height & Speed: hovering about 100 ft above the ground. Rose about 500 ft. and departed at a moderate speed (100-150 mph)

TV/Radio/Press: No, we checked the papers the next day, but there was nothing.

Follow-up from Brian Vike:

Hello Brian,

I will be glad to answer your questions as best I can.

It was a clear summer night, I do not recall if the moon was visible or not. The area we were driving in was deserted, no lights, buildings, homes just a lonely stretch of 4-lane highway between Pace and Pensacola. Nearby was a boat docking area that was closed.

The craft was directly ahead and above us as we were headed west, then the craft was above us as we passed directly under it. It remained unmoved for no longer than 10 minutes from the time we first saw it until it left. It "hovered" above the ground about 100 ft.. After observing it for a few minutes it rose up about 500 ft. then flew South, Southeast , as I stated previously, at a moderate speed (you hear about UFO's going superfast, but this flew about the speed of a small aircraft...100-150 mph.) As we drove on West I watched the objects lights for about another 2 minutes before it disappeared. At this time it appeared to be over the Monsanto plant in Pace, which was very lit up, about 10 miles away.

There were 3 other people who observed the craft and got out of their truck. We spoke but did not ask them their names. Another car passed on the eastbound lane, but showed no signs that they had seen anything. There were 5 witnesses in all. I will have my husband send you his description of events also. I always wanted to report this, but never knew where.

[UFOINFO thanks Brian Vike & HBCC UFO Research for the follow-up.]


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