Description: Before I die off and never tell anyone I thought about this since it occurred in 1982 so I better say something now.
Myself and 2 other men were prospecting in the Turtle Mountain range in California, in September, 1982, in the old woman mountain range also, we had worked all day with our detectors walking the washes and the side banks. After being there for 3 day and finally resting, we camped at the old woman monument site.
We set up camp, ate, talked about the day, built a fire and settled in for the night. Around 00:30 hours, #3 got up to go to the bathroom. He noticed a bright light coming in from the north and woke us up to observe. I awoke, and #2 also was awake. #3 pointed to the light and now all 3 of us were watching the light approaching from the north. It continued toward us, descending lower and lower. It dropped down to an altitude of approximately 500 feet and kept getting lower.
There was no noise, other than a low-pitched humming. All of us watched the object land in an level area approximately 50 to 75 yards from us. All of us were stunned by our observation, but we still watched. In a few minutes??? we observed a light source coming from the bottom of the object, at the same time the object elevated itself approximately 20 feet off the ground. In seconds a small pair of man-like creatures appeared. Nobody moved, nobody talked, yelled or screamed. Another light source came from the object and lit us up. All of us ran out further away from the object. At that point both unknown creatures hastily moved to the center of the craft (underneath) and they both seemed just to disappear.
The object then began to elevate itself to approximately 200 feet or more and stabilized at that altitude. It than moved to the northeastly direction gaining altitude until it was out of sight and no longer observerable.
#2 began to breakdown emotionally, and said he had a religious vision.
#3 also sid he had a vision, and said the same thing as #2.
#1 myself, did not have any visions. I tried to explain to both of them, the experience was real, no more no less, but we must mark it up as an unknown, and keep it to ourselves. So this is what happaned after we returned to our homes.
#3 told his pastor, and the pastor said it was the devil or his angels. To this day he is convinced he saw satan.
#2 had a little mental breakdown and ended up in WARD B for several days for observation.
#1 has recurring dreams of the day of the incident, but I have still maintained my realistic approach to observations and life experiences.