A recent UFO sighting reported on the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) website has sparked intrigue and speculation among enthusiasts and skeptics alike. Dated December 5, 2023, at 5:55 PM local time, the witness describes an unusual triangular-shaped craft witnessed near the RX wildfire in Payson, Arizona, just before mile marker 273.
The lone observer, driving on AZ-260 towards Holbrook, reported seeing a triangular craft hovering amidst the smoke near the RX wildfire. Lights were visible on the object before the turnoff to the 260 Trailhead. The witness was struck by the absence of any discernible noise, ruling out traditional sources such as propellers, jet engines, or helicopter blades. Despite the proximity, the craft remained stationary during the less-than-five-minute encounter. An attempt to capture the mysterious object on camera during a return drive proved futile, as it had vanished by then.
The reported UFO displayed distinct characteristics, including lights on the object, an aura or haze surrounding it, and beams being emitted. Such detailed observations add complexity to the sighting and raise questions about the nature of the unidentified craft.
The witness, eager to gather evidence, returned to the location later, only to find the UFO had vanished without a trace.
The witness reported hearing a propeller-driven plane at 6:10 PM on the same day but remains uncertain about any connection to the UFO sighting.