30 Years Ago: UFO Sightings Terrify Cheyenne [VIDEO]
In honor of World UFO Day, here's a look back at one of Cheyenne's most infamous encounters. In the fall of 1988, a Cheyenne Police officer reported a mysterious aircraft hovering over the Capital City.
The officer told 911 dispatchers he saw a circular object with red, white, and blue lights moving slowly across the horizon. Other eyewitnesses also reported similar sightings. The story made national news, including this report from Denver's KWGN-TV.
The 1988 incident was one of several UFO sightings in Cheyenne. August 16, 1971, a guard at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne claimed he was abducted by aliens.
According to his account, John Renz was headed back to the barracks around 6:45 p.m. when he heard several strange noises and was approached by a mysterious being. His next memory was seven hours later when he was picked up by MPs.
Under hypnosis, Renz remembered being abducted and transported by aircraft to a facility where he was probed by aliens. He described the tan-skinned creatures between four and five feet tall with large eyes that resembled insects and three fingers on each hand.