Bob White was convinced the metal lump fell from a UFO.
Taking the late Bob White's account at face value, he and a friend found this strange lump of metal near a remote highway in isolated America after an apparent UFO sighting.
It was discovered at the location where they claimed to see a multi colored object fall out of a huge ball of light as it ascended upwards into the sky.
As a result of the strangeness of what became known as Bob White's UFO artefact, coupled with the description of how he found it, the object has been branded:
Not just the smoking gun evidence for aliens, but the bullet, by UFO believers ever since.
Mr White has sworn that in 1985 he was asleep while a companion drove him through remote areas between Grand Junction, Colorado and the Utah border.
It was 2:00 a.m. or 3:00 a.m. when his friend awake him a second time to say the light in the sky they saw before was getting bigger.
His account remained steadfast until his death in 2009.
The light was about the size of a full harvest moon. As we got closer, it grew larger.
When we were a few hundred yards from it, I turned off the ignition and we coasted up close to it.
The metal object close up held by Bob White
It was huge, the size of a very big barn. I got out of the car for a better look.
For some unknown reason, Jan turned on the headlights, and this light went up in the sky as fast as my eyes could follow it.
Then I saw another small light, bright orange with a tinge of yellow, white, and blue falling from it.
Mr. White said he climbed an incline and headed for where he thought it would have landed.
I found a groove in the ground about 18" deep and 9" wide, I followed the groove and there it lay. It was still glowing.
Bob White spent years trying to convince the world his object fell from a UFO.