Arizona -- Close Encounter
In 2009, four young people encountered a huge UFO and its occupants in the desert west of Phoenix. Witnesses described the UFO as being three football fields long and three stories tall. Two witnesses approached the landed craft and were met by two humanoid occupants, one nine feet tall. The aliens told the witnesses they hoped to prevent humans from destroying the Earth. They also warned that a "horrible event, from the Middle East, bigger than 9/11" would happen someday soon. The witnesses were later stopped by the military and questioned extensively about the strange event.