Pearl Christiansen, 71, of Gleeson, describes a UFO she saw in October 1968: “It looked as though there were a train of lights trailing from one side,” she said. “When I went through another gate, I saw the second object — very shiny and gold. ... Once in a while both would glow simultaneously.” For more photos of the encounter, go to azstarnet.com/retrotucson

Dan Tortorell / Tucson Citizen 1968

One August night in 1968, Pearl Christiansen, then 71, reported that she spotted UFO’s hovering over Brown’s Peak near Gleeson, her home for more than 50 years. She watched the objects for hours. “I had no fear – just excited,” she said. “It was like a full moon, or bigger. Later there were two of them.” For more photos of Christiansen’s close encounter, go to azstarnet.com/retrotucson.