The incident occurred when the reporting witness and his wife were setting up a telescope in a local park on a full moon at 11:15 p.m. on June 28, 2018.
“Before the telescope was fully set up, a vertically-aligned, donut-ringed object with yellow-orange light/surface appeared below the moon traveling from southeast to northwest at extremely high velocity and low altitude, roughly 500-1000 feet AGL,” the witness stated. “The object made absolutely no sound but at closest approach was within one mile of our vantage point/location.”
The witness is a United States Air Force veteran and Special Operations intelligence analyst who previously held a top-secret with caveats clearance.
Arizona Field Investigator Lisa Carol Bradford closed this case as an Unknown Aerial Vehicle.
“This reporting witness has an extensive military background in the Air Force,” Bradford stated in her report. “His experience includes Special Operations and Operations Command Intelligence. I feel the information he has provided was credible as well as the information given from his wife. Both parties seem level headed and intelligent. No photos or evidence was provided, however, the descriptions provided were clear. A jet engine flare was considered as a possible explanation for this sighting, however, the speed of this object was reported to be 12,000 mph. and was silent. The object appeared out of nowhere, traveled horizontally, then disappeared instantly. Although Luke AFB is 17 miles away, the object’s maneuvers and appearance reported would not be consistent with that of military training or military aircraft.”
Buckeye is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, population 62,582.