A photo of a flatbed semi-hauler snapped on Friday morning — March 4, 2016 — as it transported a mysterious saucer-shaped object draped in tarpaulin on Arizona State Route 77 near Holbrook, has gone viral on social media. Public curiosity about the mysterious object was piqued after inquiries with the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) by a local Arizona station elicited a “cryptic response.”
The photo (see below) was uploaded to social media by Charlene Yazzie. She passed the truck while driving on Arizona State Route 77 near Holbrook in Arizona. She was surprised when she noticed the truck was escorted by black Department of Public Safety (DPS) vehicles. She wondered what the covered flying saucer-shaped object could be and snapped a picture.
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“I was driving north and the truck was headed south to the freeway,” she told local Arizona station WDAM. “It was escorted by three DPS vehicles.”
She uploaded the picture to Facebook where it attracted a lot of attention. Members of the UFO community speculated freely about it.
When WDAM approached the DPS for an explanation of the mysterious tarp-draped object, the Duty Office responded, saying, “Unfortunately we do not know what that is but it looks interesting.”
The response fuelled suspicion and sparked even wilder speculation, with conspiracy theorists construing it as an acknowledgment that the object was top secret and that the DPS personnel who escorted it had also been kept in the dark about what it was.