UFO Seen In Show Low, Arizona, 2002

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Occurred : 5/5/2002 19:11 (Entered as : 05/05/02 19:11)
Location : Show Low, AZ
Shape : Cigar

Gold colored cigar/cylinder shaped object traveling west to east in the sky at 1911 hours on 05/05/02 in Show LOw, Az

At approx. 1911 hrs. on May 5, 2002 I went outside to have a cigarette. It was a clear evening and the sun was just setting. I
noticed an object in the sky that was moving from WSW to ENE [the street I live on runs east and west and the object was moving
at a slight angle to it} Facing due South on my driveway the object was at an approx. 45 degree angle in the sky, approx. 1 1/2
miles away and I would guess the altitude to be in excess of 20,000 feet. Extending my hand and trying to measure the object
between my thumb and fore finger, it measured approx. 3/4 of an inch in length and approx. 1/8 inch thick. The color of the object
was a shiny gold and the shape was similar to a cigar or cylinder viewed from the side. No noise was heard, no com trail, and no
airplane features were observed [i.e. wings, tail, engines etc.] I had been watching it about 45 seconds when a neighbor from
down the street came walking by with his daughter from the east to the west [Scott is about 50 and Bria 13] We exchanged hellos
at which point I pointed the object out to them in the sky. The three of us looked at the object another 30 seconds or so and made
some comments about it and then Scott and his daughter continued their walk home. I continued to watch the object another 15-
25 seconds until it disappeared in the eastern sky. I am a retired police sergeant with 27 years on the job and have seen a lot of
strange things in my career, but none like this.

((NUFORC Note: Witness identifies self as former public employee. We suspect this report is both accurate and credible. PD))

As reported to the National UFO Reporting Center

Occurred : 6/27/2002 21:45 (Entered as : 062702 21:45)
Location : Phoenix, AZ
Shape : Fireball

2nd Phoenix sighting very similar to 1997 sighting

I witnessed the previous Phoenix sighting in 1997 and most of this sighting was in the exact same area as the last. I live in a
master planned comm. in the mountains of scottsdale and have a view of most of phoenix. I was driving home at 9:45 and noticed
three very large orange lights (10x the brighteness and size a commercial plane puts out)above some cell phone towers. I thought
that a mountain was on fire. When I got home I told my girlfriend about the fire and we went and looked and the fire was gone. A
minute later 2 "fires" started back up followed by a 3rd. They were on for a couple of minutes and then quickly flickered out (they
same quick flicker from a rotating movement, which we would later figure out.) Another minute later the 3 lights (obviously not a
fire anymore) appeared much higher. We got binoculars out and verified that in fact there was no mountain where these lights
were. We observed this flickering and moving for another 15-20 minutes. During this time they moved behind a notable landmark,
Camelback Mountain and hovered there for at least five minutes. In looking through binoculuars, it looked like we could see a
shadow, approx 10-15x the size of a 747 behind each light. When the lights "flickered" out, we could somewhat make out that the
shadow was rotating.

We decided to get in the car and drive to a higher vantage point within the community. We were there for approx 25-30 minutes.
During this time, we observed that air traffic over phx had come to a standstill. Sky Harbor Int'l Airport is one of the busiest in the
country and at that time of night multiple planes can be seen in approach pattern. For 10-15 minutes while were at this location,
we observed no planes and no bright lights. For Phoenix, this is totally improbable. Then all of the sudden the sky filled with
planes. These planes had weird lights, a triangle shape, and moved extremely fast w/o making any noise. they appeared to be
patrolling the skys and playing cat and mouse with bright lights that appeared and disappeared. A bright light appeared directly
overhead and then disappeared as a triangle object that resembled a stealth fighter appeared behind it. We left the area and
went home because we were frightened. Once arriving at home (2 minute drive) we went back outside and the sky looked normal
(planes in the air and landing).

We did not call any of the local news because we felt for sure there would be many witnesses and footage. As of 12:00 PM
Phoenix time 6/28 there has been no mention of this.

((NUFORC Note: Our gratitude to Francis Emma Barwood, former Phoenix City Council member, for having directed this witness,
and others, to our Online Report Form to have these sightings recorded. PD))


Occurred : 6/27/2002 21:30 (Entered as : 06-27-02 21:30)
Location : Surprise, AZ
Shape : Unknown

driving home from work i saw three lights in the sky. i watched them for about three miles. when i got home i had my wife come out
and take a look. then we grabbed my dauther and jumped in the car to see if we could get a better look. as we were driving one
light went away or out. about ten miles away we saw another one may have been same one? i thought it was strange because it
or they flew pretty close to the A.F.B and no jets were taking off. just wondering how many more people saw what we did. it was
hard to miss. thats all ive got.


Occurred : 6/24/2002 18:58 (Entered as : 6/24/02 6:58 P.M)
Location : Phoenix, AZ
Shape : Light

Bright object in the daylight sky

I was driving in a car on the freeway around 6:58 my mother was driving. Well I started to look at the sky. I saw a very bright object
in the sky. At first I thought it was a plain but I keeped staring at it. It got very bright for a few secounds then got demer and poff it
disapperad. It was very small but I know it was not a airplain because they do not just dissapear.


Sighting Report

Occurred : 6/19/2002 21:40 (Entered as : 6/19/2002 21:40)
Location : Tucson, AZ
Shape : Light

ligth in the sky got brigth then got dim while moving.I steped out my door looked up and saw a ligth in the sky. It looked like a blue.
The odd thing is that it was moving. It got brigth for a 2 sec. and then it got dim. When it got brigth it looked almost white. and the
whole time it was moving. where i live there are no city ligth's so it is dark outside. also i heared a plane after i saw it.


Occurred : 6/9/2002 02:40 (Entered as : 06/09/02 0240)
Location : Phoenix, AZ
Shape : Other

The whole incident made me think of a teenager that has gotten his fathers car and was just out seeing what that baby could do.

Object looked like a Satellite traveling from northwest to southeast. Object began a gentle turn toward the east and exhibited an
increase in velocity for approximately one or two seconds. Object then turned sharply north and increased velocity again for
about one half to one second at that point the object appeared to dive or decrease at a very steep angle, straightened out to a
level trajectory for a short time and again appeared to initiate a dive. During the second dive the object left a trail behind it much
like a meteor or falling star. The object then seemed to clime back to its original altitude and very abruptly change direction back
toward the south, southeast. While traveling at a high rate of speed the object zigzag east to west while continuing in its overall
south-southeast direction. The whole incident made me think of a teenager that has gotten his fathers car and was just out seeing
what that baby could do.

((NUFORC Note: Satellites probably would not be visible at 02:40 hrs., depending on their altitude. PD))


Occurred : 6/8/2002 22:30 (Entered as : 06/08/02 22:30)
Location : Tucson, AZ
Shape : Light

A bright light travelling high in the sky appeared out of nowhere when it diminished in size and quickly disappeared.

A bright object appeared out of nowhere. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed a bright object. I turned to see what it was and at
first it appeared to be an airplane with it's front light on. I was facing east and the object was traveling high in the sky north to
south very calmly. All of the sudden the light got dim to a spec of light similar to the brightness of the dimmest star in the sky. And
finally it disappeared.

((NUFORC Note: Report is consistent with a satellite with a fluctuating reflective albido. PD))


Occurred : 6/3/2002 21:30 (Entered as : 06/03/02 9:30 pm)
Location : Russellville/Dover, AZ
Shape : Light

Observed strange flying lights in the sky with two distinct colors, white and blue.

As I was driving home from my work place in Russellville to Dover, I noticed two bright lights in the western horizon. It was 9:30 at
night and I noticed the lights all the way to my home in Dover about 10 miles from the plant where I work. The AP&L nuclear plant
is located to the west outside of Russellville. As I looked at the lights they were white in color but then I noticed blue colored lights
that formed a ring around the center white light. It sort of looked like a floating planet Saturn that was hovering to the west of
Russellville. I got home and showed my step son as well and we watched the light in our front yard for about 45 minutes. Towards
the end of that time the light began to bounce erratically in the sky. It appeared to be about 5 to 10 miles away from us to the
west/north west.

((NUFORC Note: We suspect the witnesses may have been looking at two prominent planets in the western sky, although they
may be below the western horizon by 2130 hrs.. PD))


Occurred : 6/2/2002 21:30 (Entered as : 6/2/02 9:30)
Location : LAKE HAVASU, AZ
Shape : Light

star like lights

In the NW sky across Havasu (Over California) ... about 30 degrees and slowly sat in the horizon ...

2 bright lights in the sky (one was extremely bright and the other was dimmer) Lights would fade from bright to nothing then would
come back. The bright light was to the right and the dimmer light was to the left. Lights could be seen to change to red or orange
but it was not as a pronounced change as the ones we witnessed in April.

These lights were about the same as was we witnessed in Havasu twice in April ... except those lights dropped orange fireballs

((NUFORC Note: We assume the witness means a time of 9:30 p.m.. We have amended the date here. PD))


Occurred : 6/1/2002 21:38 (Entered as : 06/01/02 21:38)
Location : Phoenix, AZ
Shape : Light

Possible Iridium Flares,…strange

I believe I witnessed 2 Iridium flares.

On the evening of 06/01/02 I was sitting in my backyard (ZIP 85014) facing east, at approximately 21:00 Hours.

At roughly 21:28 Hours I observed what I believed to be a polar orbiting satellite moving from North to South. I caught it just before
it reached its zenith relative to my position. It looked very much like all the other satellites I have seen over the years, a faint but
definite, tiny orb of soft white light, with just a hint of orange.

Just as this object hit it's zenith, it flared, quite brilliantly, and faded back to what I would describe as "Normal" for a satellite. The
flare lasted approximately 3 seconds.

At 21:38 Hours I saw a re-play of the first event.

The second events flare seemed quite a bit brighter, and possibly as a consequence, I could not track the second object after the

I very firmly believe these objects were "Man made", and not some sort of "Alien Spacecraft".

What troubles me is that they do not seem to conform to Iridium orbits.

Am I wrong?

((NUFORC Note: Witness can check <www.heavens-above.com> to confirm his sightings. PD))


Occurred : 5/10/2002 01:00 (Entered as : 05/10/02 0100)
Location : Surprise, AZ
Shape : Unknown

Voluntary isolation is rewarded with quite the celestial show.

I have habituated myself into driving out in the desert to simply be still and gaze up at the milky way, which is brilliant out here,
contemplate and be privileged with frequent 'shooting stars'. Well, on the night on may 10, I got much more than expected! At
about 1 AM a meteor streaked across the sky; and as I was looking in its direction I rested my glance on a dark patch of sky into
which it disappeared. A few short moments later a light appear in the dark patch. Based on appearances it looked like any other
star, but then it began to pulse:bright, less bright; bright less bright, it continued in this rythmn for about 2-3 minutes then began
to move from its location WSW sky(from my perspective) to ESE sky. It was VERY high in the sky and had no accompanying noise
until a 45 degree angle was formed with me being the crux. In other words, if I stretched out my arms at a 45 degree angle and
extended the lines in the sky, that was where the noise was relative to the 'ship'.

Perhaps 5 to 10 minutes later another streak painted the sky and disappeared into darkness. I waited and sure enough a light
appeared and then began to pulse. What's more is out of my peripheral vision I noticed another pulsing. It appeared as if the two
were communicating because when one would pulse the other refrained and vice versa. Again the incidences were in the WSW
sky and started to move ESE.

Two more occurences happened in the same way witht the correlative streaking prologue to the pulsing.

The sixth event happened as before except there was another light which necessitates a brief explanation. Imagine a cloud in the
sky with a bright light behind it resulting in a fuzzy light. This fuzzy light looked as if it was lower in the sky than the others but
ascended straight up at an incendiary pace then disappeared. The sixth light began to pulse and the seventh light appeared in
the NWN sky and these two began the 'conversation'. The sixth started its migration to the ESE sky and the seventh began its
travel to the NEN sky. I followed them both until they were out of sight.

When these things appeared as lights they were the color of a star-whitish blue, but the pulsing was red. This red light seemed as
if it rolled across the width? length? of the object. Perhaps it had wings or was triangular in shape and had alternating red lights
on both ends? The actual shape was too difficult to discern as there was a new moon.

It is important to include Luke Air Force Base is les than thrity minutes away by car. Perhaps they were taking a few Stealth
Bombers out for a night trek? Can the stealth hover? Strange days in Arizona. I am about to go out again tonight


Occurred : 5/5/2002 19:11 (Entered as : 05/05/02 19:11)
Location : Show Low, AZ
Shape : Cigar

Gold colored cigar/cylinder shaped object traveling west to east in the sky at 1911 hours on 05/05/02 in Show LOw, Az

At approx. 1911 hrs. on May 5, 2002 I went outside to have a cigarette. It was a clear evening and the sun was just setting. I
noticed an object in the sky that was moving from WSW to ENE [the street I live on runs east and west and the object was moving
at a slight angle to it} Facing due South on my driveway the object was at an approx. 45 degree angle in the sky, approx. 1 1/2
miles away and I would guess the altitude to be in excess of 20,000 feet. Extending my hand and trying to measure the object
between my thumb and fore finger, it measured approx. 3/4 of an inch in length and approx. 1/8 inch thick. The color of the object
was a shiny gold and the shape was similar to a cigar or cylinder viewed from the side. No noise was heard, no com trail, and no
airplane features were observed [i.e. wings, tail, engines etc.] I had been watching it about 45 seconds when a neighbor from
down the street came walking by with his daughter from the east to the west [Scott is about 50 and Bria 13] We exchanged hellos
at which point I pointed the object out to them in the sky. The three of us looked at the object another 30 seconds or so and made
some comments about it and then Scott and his daughter continued their walk home. I continued to watch the object another 15-
25 seconds until it disappeared in the eastern sky. I am a retired police sergeant with 27 years on the job and have seen a lot of
strange things in my career, but none like this.

((NUFORC Note: Witness identifies self as former public employee. We suspect this report is both accurate and credible. PD))


Occurred : 5/4/2002 05:00 (Entered as : 05/04/02 05:00)
Location : Tucson, AZ
Shape : Light

Bright soaring orb in Tucson seen 5/4/02 at 5am. 3 witnesses


Occurred : 4/24/2002 01:40 (Entered as : 04/24/02 01:40)
Location : Lake Havasu City, AZ
Shape : Light

Lights in LHC Arizona AGAIN

Wow! I saw the light again! This time my boyfriend and I were driving up his street when I spotted the light to the north. I have
been carrying my spotting scope with me ever since the last incident on April 1st. So I got the scope out and viewed the light
through it. I am not sure if it was because I could not keep the scope very steady, but it looked like the craft was almost.... well,
plasma. It dropped a red "flare" thing just like the last time, but then it dropped some other stuff that was really bright. This time
the stuff that it was dropping didn't burn out- it was actually dropping to the ground! Now, the next thing that happened REALLY
freaked me out! As I was staring at the light, a second light came from the ground!!! It floated vertically, and when it got as high as
the first light, the first light faded to a dot. Then the second light droppped some bright things, too. But it droppped like 5 things
one after another. All of the stuff it dropped looked like it landed on the ground near some houses!!! (In Lake Havasu City, there
are lots of hills and most of the streets are on hills, so if you are on top of a street that is on a good hill, you can see across to
other neighborhoods.) The first light started to float over to the north more, and went behind the mountains. A few seconds later,
the second light did the same thing. We drove over to where it looked the craft had dropped the things, but didn't find anything.
Now I am going to make my boyfriend carry his video camera everywhere we go. Hopefully I will be able to get it on tape this time
and send it to you!


Occurred : 4/20/2002 20:50 (Entered as : 04/20/02 8:50)
Location : Tucson, AZ
Shape : Diamond

Diamond shape, with colored flashing lights and a strange noise.

Diamond shape with different colors on edges flashing. Kind of slow. Faded off in distance. Couldn't see too well because it was
really dark. Weird sound, like a car starting, maybe a little deeper. Like a person humming really loud.


Occurred : 4/18/2002 20:30 (Entered as : 4/18/02 20:30)
Location : Tubac, AZ
Shape : Light

Unusual lights in southern Arizona

Earlier this evening I noticed 3 foggy bands in the sky in an otherwise extremely dry southern Arizona sky. About 20 minutes later
my friend called me outside to watch unusual lights he was observing. In the western sky 4 or 5 blinking lights were moving about
in no particular order. Every once in awhile 3 or 4 very bright triangular white lights would seem to emit from the blinking light in a
staggered formation.I saw this happen about three times. Then one light emitted 4 or 5 very bright balls of white light in a straight
line out the back. These emitted lights lasted only for seconds, though the blinking lights were constant. I don't know what flares
look like, so that is what it could have been, except for one thing...there was one light that did not blink. It moved very very rapidly
diagonally and seemed to stop on a dime and change direction. Then it started to blink again and move towards another blinking
light. I have no way to judge distance, but they seemed to be very high in the atmosphere. After 15 or so minutes, all the lights
moved north towards Tucson (50 miles away. The unusual thing about the blinking lights was that they seemed to move in a very
disorganized way. 45 minutes later, the foggy bands were still in the same place in the sky, though I don't know if the two are


Occurred : 4/17/2002 20:20 (Entered as : 04/17/02 20:20)
Location : Mesa, AZ
Shape : Unknown

Small satelite object that moved, stopped and faded away.

A very small white light (the size of the planets in the sky right now). The light started to move from directly overhead, due west to
within appx 2 thumbs away from the moon (on the NE side of the moon), then stopped, faded and disappeared. This was VERY
high in the sky, possibly like an orbiting satelite. However satelites usually don't move, stop and disappear from vision. No noise,
like I said, too far away for any of that.


Occurred : 4/14/2002 20:00 (Entered as : 04/14/02 20:00)
Location : Peoria, AZ
Shape : Light

as i looked at the moon, i noticed what first appeared to be a planet. after a few seconds, i concluded that it was far too bright,
and too large to be a planet. incidently, it was positioned at about 4:00 in relation to the moon, and if i held my arm fully extended
using my index finger and thumb to measure, it was about two inches away from the moon. i had to run an errand, but watched it
as i drove, and noticed that it dimmed and got brighter as if it were rotating. which would indicate that it was producing it's own
light rather than reflecting light. the light was a bright white-yellowish light. i reached my destination, went inside for about 20-30
minutes, and it had vanished by the time i got back outside


Occurred : 4/1/2002 01:30 (Entered as : 4/1/02 01:30)
Location : Lake Havasu City, AZ
Shape : Light

Pulsating Lights Make "Drops" in Arizona

I should start by saying that I have seen this object 4 times.I will start with the first. The first time I saw this object was in either
1998 or 1999. My boyfriend and I were sitting in a porch swing in front of my house after midnight when I noticed this amber-
colored light a few miles away. It was rising vertically in the sky. But what caught my eye the most was that the light was pulsating.
It was fading in and out. It was very high in the sky when it became so bright that it looked as if it were going to burst. It then
dropped something that looked like shiny gold-colored stuff that sparkled as it fell down. The light then dimmed down until it
vanished. Soon after, 2 planes flew over in its direction. My mother later told me that she had also witnessed the light the same
night.The second time, I witnessed the same exact thing, in the same exact spot, a few months later by myself. The third time,
around March 15th, 2002,my boyfriend and I were driving when we saw the amber light again. This time it was moving above us
and only about 5,000 ft in the sky, probably closer. I stopped my truck and we got out to watch it. There was so much glow around
it that I could not make out a shape of the object, let alone,see what it was made out of, and there wasn't any sound coming from
it.When the the light stopped quite a few miles away, again, it became very bright and dropped the same stuff that we saw before.
Then the light just disappeared.And again,planes flew over to the area that the object was last in.

The last time we saw this object it was around 1:30 in the morning today, April 1st (yeah, just what you need, a sighting on April
Fools Day). I met my boyfriend at the track at the high school to go jogging after work. We were walking along when I spotted the
amber light. It was moving very slowly and doing the same pulsating stuff. This time, when it became VERY bright, it looked as if it
produced a red "flare" and then dropped it. The red flare-like thing seemed to burn out before it hit the ground. It repeated this
once more before it disappeared. I didn't notice any other aircraft flying to the area this time.

I really wish I could find out what this is. My boyfriend thinks its a military helicopter test. This would have convinced me if the
object would have made some sound when we witnessed it up close.

((NUFORC Note: We have received many reports of amber lights over Arizona. Some of them may be military flares, but follow-up
investigation is the only way to distinguish flares from bona fide UFO's. PD))


Occurred : 3/30/2002 22:00 (Entered as : 03/30/02 22:00)
Location : Salome, AZ
Shape : Cylinder

Nobody can explain what we saw,I know it's not a weather ballon or star.

Really bright white light then changed to blues and reds and greens.I went for a ride in my truck and one of them followed me.
When I came back I saw 4 more up in the sky.One was faceing north,one faceing south,three in the west.We were watching them
all and the south one moved away first.Then the north one.Then the three west ones all left.We heard no sound at all.The sky
was very clear.Temp,52* We saw no airplanes moving in the sky for those 2 hours.

((NUFORC Note: We feel that twinkling stars in the clear night sky would be the first possibility that should be ruled out. However,
that explanation is only a possibility. PD))


Occurred : 3/30/2002 14:30 (Entered as : 03/30/02 14:30)
Location : Martinez Lake, AZ
Shape : Sphere

The friends I was with decided to take their boat up river 10 to 15 miles and go swimming in one of the inlets. While we were out
there a couple of the people were looking up at the sky. They were pointing and saying "look up there" after focusing my eyes i
saw 5 round white objects floating around. At first it looked like thay had formed a circle and moving around it, then they
proceeded to float out into a line. I then lost track of them.

((NUFORC Note: Please see reports for the incident from other witnesses in the same group . PD))


Occurred : 3/23/2002 17:06 (Entered as : 3/23/02 17:06)
Location : Gilbert (e/ne of), AZ
Shape : Circle

Large daytime starlike craft videotaped for over three minutes north of Gilbert, Az.

Large daytime star-like object seen while skywatching on March 23, 2002. I got over 3 minutes on Hi-8 video. Object appeared to
be stationary and looked as if it were a large white ball. Filmed shortly after 5:00 pm mst. Object was in the north/ northeast
direction at app. 50 degrees off the horizon. After app. 5 minutes of viewing time, the object moved east and was out of sight.
While I was videotaping the ufo, my wife viewed it through her binoculars.


Occurred : 3/20/2002 23:30 (Entered as : 03/20/02 23:30)
Location : Quartzite, AZ
Shape : Other

Very bright circular light with a rounded dark object behind it appeared, moving S to NE, then disappeared.

Circular very bright light moving quickly from a south direction towards the north-east. It was low in the sky and moving horizontally
then quickly veered upwards. In back of the bright light we could see a dark rounded shape. The sky was very clear that night and
we are in a very rural area with no city lights. Then the bright light vanished into nothing. There was no sound and either the
object was very large or very low in the sky. There was a great deal of light movement activity in the sky afterwards for over an
hour. Lights moving vertically, zigzagging, steady lights, rapidly blinking lights, disappearing lights, etc. but they were not nearly as
big as the first one we saw. We are both semi-retired professionals.


Occurred : 3/20/2002 20:50 (Entered as : 3/20/2002 8:50PM)
Location : Phoenix, AZ
Shape : Circle

The object was traveling at high speed from the south heading north then made a sharp turn upward and disappeared (yikes)

At 8:50pm, I observed a round very bright object (one) in the western sky below two stars under the moon. The object was
traveling at high speed from the south heading north then made a sharp turn upward and disappeared (yikes). The way it
disappeared was really the strange part it was like the thing hit hyper drive, traveled what looked like a short distance upward (not
90 deg more like 75deg) and it was gone.


Occurred : 3/20/2002 19:35 (Entered as : 032002 1935)
Location : Phoenix, AZ
Shape : Other

Amber orbs that glow bright, disappear and reappear.

Myself, staff, and guest were out on the patio of a Upscale North Scottsdale Resort when we saw a number of objects hovering in
lower South West Phoenix, near, or past Squaw peak. These objects were very bright, and would flicker like a candle from very
bright to going completely out. The objects would once again appear in another ( fairly close) area, in a different pattern. At one
time ,there were four objects lined evenly spaced in a horizontal pattern. Later, it looked as though (to me) that 3 of the objects
were close together (3 orbs in a packed triangle pattern) and that is when I saw them the brightest.

We ( myself, staff members/various guests) have seen these lights for the past couple of weeks, mostly in the same area...from
behind squaw peak/west. There are at least two, but sometimes more. They seem amber in color, and once they light up..they do
not move until they fade out and then they reappear. They are VERY bright in contast to the plethera of air traffic that we see
going into sky harbor and Scottsdale.

Also, one night last week, an employee, myself, and a couple of guests saw a red orb move across the sky as though on a wave,
like a boat would move on a lake, gently rocking up and down. It came from the south west, cut in front of us about 5 miles, and
went behind the Mcdowell mountains.

I looked up on line the phoenix ufo sight ( I can't remember the name ) and sent a letter to Jeff Rense...Rense.com to see if
anyone else is seeing these lights. I am just interested in what they could be. I KNOW that alot of people see them because guest
ask me about them and point them out to me. ( Seen between 7:30 and 11:00) and I did not see any tonight 3/22/02.


Occurred : 3/15/2002 19:30 (Entered as : 03/15/02 19:30)
Location : Yuma, AZ
Shape : Light

((NUFORC Note: Report of missile launch from Vandenberg AFB. PD))

Something that looked like a rocket, very bright, flying into the sky and then disappearing.

My friends and I were on a road trip to San Diego, and right before we got to Yuma, there was a very bright light flying into the
sky. We saw it come from behind a mountain, and it flew upwards in a straight line. It got very bright and there was an oval halo
around it, kind of a vapor trail. We thought it was either a rocket or a flare, but we couldn't see any defining characteristics. It was
just a very bright light. It stayed bright as it ascended, and then it disappeared. As the sun was below the horizon, the sky wasn't
very bright, but the smoke trail glowed for a really long time after the light vanished. It could have been anything, there are military
installations around there somewhere, so it could have been a plane or missle. But, it also could have been Alien Grays. Who
knows? There were three of us in the car. We all saw it. We are all in our early 20's and pretty cynical, but it freaked us all out.


Occurred : 3/15/2002 19:17 (Entered as : 03/15/02 19:17)
Location : Phoenix, AZ
Shape : Fireball

((NUFORC Note: Report of missile launch from Vandenberg AFB. PD))

Large zig zagging light West of South Mountain, Arizona

Huge light west of South Mountain came up from ground, zig zaged into sky. Left a trail and disinigrated into no light.


Occurred : 3/15/2002 19:15 (Entered as : 03-15-02 19:15)
Location : Glendale, AZ
Shape : Circle

((NUFORC Note: Report of missile launch from Vandenberg AFB. PD))

Lighted object vaporized in a cloud of "fog" before my eyes.

We saw a light like an airplane coming toward us. It had what looked like fog all around it with a light aiming toward the ground.
Suddenly it looked like it was getting covered with a big cloud of fog, then the fog began to clear and the light was completely
gone. The light didn't go off in any direction. It seemed to vaporize. Then the fog cloud disappeared. If there was any sound we
were too far away to hear it.


Occurred : 3/15/2002 19:00 (Entered as : 03/15/02 dusk)
Location : Kingman (outside of), AZ
Shape : Cylinder

Flash of light, sky opened-circular cloud like forms-lights on the horizon around Kingman/Laughlin area through the dam area

While driving through Kingman and on the outskirts on our way to Vegas there was a huge break into the sky and a flash of light
that looked perfectly star shaped and then turned into a cloud shaped like an oval and then the cloud sucked back into the sky
and what was left was a circular spirally shaped irredescent white cloud thing. We were on the interstate and several cars were
slamming on their brakes and swerving, obviously they were seeing what we were seeing. As the sun continued to set and into the
darkness we could see 5-9 lights that looked like they may be planets in a line above the horizon and below the cloud thing that
would be in a straight line and then move to a triangular shape and back to a line. We kept driving for a good hour and could see
this phenomenon the whole way to the hoover dam. It was obviously many miles away on the horizon but it didn't disappear until
we got into the mountains around Hoover Dam.....Very strange...Don't know if anyone else has reported it but we would like to
know what it was we saw that night!!!! I was with my mother. Nobody believes us!


Occurred : 3/15/2002 18:00 (Entered as : 03/15/02 18:00)
Location : , AZ
Shape : Other

((NUFORC Note: Report of missile launch from Vandenberg AFB. PD))

strange cloud plumes over the northern desert sky

On our way to Laughlin, NV, while driving north on hwy 89, we noticed a hugh spiral cork-screw shaped cloud a long way to the
west. For the next 2 hours, the cloud-like shape took on many different configurations, until it slowly dissippated. It was very high
in the sky, and the colors displayed changed from dark red to purple to blue! It looked like the plume of smoke which spiraled from
the space shuttle Challenger!


Occurred : 3/14/2002 19:00 (Entered as : 03/14/02 19:00)
Location : Flagstaff (north of), AZ
Shape : Light

Light beam in twilight sky

On the evening of March 14, 2002, I was returning from a day at the Grand Canyon National Park and was driving south on
Highway 89 heading back toward Flagstaff, Arizona. I was somewhere between Gray Mountain and the Sunset Crater Volcano
National Monument, when I witnessed a very strange light to my right in the dusk sky that looked like some sort of flying aircraft,
but I couldn't really see anything of the craft except an very bright light being emitted from its underside, down in a beam like
pattern for perhaps 100 feet, although it is very difficult to judge distances in the sky. It was not completely dark yet, but the light
was certainly bright enough to stand out much more than any faint stars in the distance. I would estimate the object to be a few
thousand feet high, and to the south of the object a mountain peak in the distance gave some sense of depth and height
perception. I was driving about 80 miles per hour and the area is quite flat as you head back to Flagstaff, and I studied the object
for about 20 seconds, while trying to determine whether it was a plane or some sort of hovering helicopter. I thought perhaps the
craft was heading back to the Grand Canyon Airport, but it didn't seem to be moving at all.

On the horizon, out where the Grand Canyon airport could be, maybe 60-80 miles away, I could see a blinking light that most
definitely an airplane off in the distance. It occurred to me that as I looked at this craft, it looked surprisingly enough just like a
"flying saucer" would if it were hovering and just emitting a large beam of light from its underside. The beam spread out from the
bottom of the object in a solid ray pattern, and I realized that I should take a picture of it with my digital camera. As I began to slow
down the car, which took about 20 seconds, there were some trees on the side of the highway that kept interrupting my view of
the craft slightly. As I was pulling past the sparsely populated stand of trees I could see that the light was beginning to rise slightly
in the sky and a cloudy material was beginning to surround it. In less that 10 seconds, the light rose probably several hundred
feet, and as it did the cloudiness, or smoke, or whatever enveloped it. Before I even got my camara turned on, it just disappeared
in the smoke, the light was gone, and I couldn't see anything else in the twilight, except still the blinking light of an airplane very far
in the distance on the horizon. I sat there mesmerized for a couple of minutes, trying desperately to see something else, but could
see nothing, and then I was trying to determine if the cloudiness around the ship was really clouds or not. There were a few
clouds in the distance, but none at all in that area of the sky. While I watched, the foggy sort of cloudiness eventually dissepated,
within about five minutes it was gone and the area where the craft had been was clear and open sky.

I was very dissapointed that I didn't get a picture of it, I'm not really sure what I saw, but it was definitely not any sort of flying
object I'd ever seen. I told my fiancee Lorie about it that night, and she didn't really know what to think about it. I have been very
hesitant to submit this report, and was actually waiting for a while to see if anyone else reported seeing the object on the same
night. I felt that I should at least give an account of what I saw in case anyone else witnessed it. I have no explanation for how it
vanished, and I admit that it sounds very skeptical that it disappeared before I could even get a picture of it, but as God is my
witness, this is a true account of my experience on that night. I am a chiropractor in Ontario, Canada, and was actually on a trip to
look at offices for sale because I will be relocating to the western United States this year. I had taken a day off to go to the Grand
Canyon and was returning from my sightseeing day there when I witnessed this unidentified flying object. I will not forget what I
saw and it was unlike anything I expect to witness again.


Occurred : 3/13/2002 20:00 (Entered as : 03/13/02 20:00)
Location : Gila Bend, AZ
Shape : Circle




Occurred : 3/12/2002 20:15 (Entered as : 03/12/02 20:15)
Location : Phoenix, AZ
Shape : Light

Lights in the southern Phoenix Area

My wife and I were outside this evening when we notice objects in the sky at about 08:15pm. We, both my wife and I, have seen
these objects before, however this experience was a bit different. The objects would light up with an orange glow. I ran inside
grabbed my telescope and noticed (through the telescope) that the objects were alternating in color from red, orange, green,
then white. At first I thought I was possibly looking at a streetlight, however, these objects were at a high altitude and I realized that
the lights were alternating at a very fast rate. These objects would appear in the vicinity (looked like) just past the Estrella
Mountains and towards the city of Gila Bend. This area is a Restricted Zone for all aircraft, except to military; Restricted Zone's R-
2031E & R-2035 approx. 4 1/2 - 5 Nautical Miles at 220 degrees. Neighbors told me that the light I, and my wife, had witnessed
were "Flares", however how can a flare sit in one spot for minutes at a time? I was also told, possibly, these "lights" were from the
military aircraft doing maneuvers with the "After-burners" on??? The thought had crossed my mind but again, how is it possible to
see an after-burner for minutes at a time, not moving??? Another noticeable feature was the "objects would light up and
disappear in the same spot each and every time. One object was approx., just past the mountains SW and 2 other object
appeared to the west approx. 30 or so miles away. I ask myself these questions, yet, unable to clarify and answer. I though I would
share this info with you and to see if anyone else have seen these objects.

Thank you for your time.


Occurred : 3/7/2002 07:40 (Entered as : 03/07/02 07:40)
Location : Tempe/Phoenix city line, AZ
Shape : Circle

Moving White DOT near Phoenix Sky Harbor Int. Airport

I was taking a quick Smoke break at work near 48th St. and Southern Ave. just a couple of miles South East of Phoenix SKY
HARBOR Int Airport. There was a Cloud Bank, just North and West of the Airport, highlighted by the morning Sun in Dark and
White Clouds. I could easily see Jets taking off from the Airport and was able to judge this object as just a few miles further North.

The best way to describe this is: A SMALL WHITE, but nonreflecting DOT. Moving East to West. I caught it as it went in front
(towards me) of a Cloud that was Dark. It was moving at a pretty good rate, but I know that even if it was a small plane like a Piper
or Cessna, or a Traffic Reporting Plane, I would be able to make out more than a small WHITE DOT. (Kind of like WHITE OUT
before it dries and has a Shine to it).

It went into the Cloud Bank, and though on it's visible trajectery, it should have reappeared in the Break between the Clouds, it did
not. I have lived and worked within a few miles of Sky Harbor Int. Airport for nearly 18 yrs. And this was the stangest thing I've


Occurred : 2/25/2002 21:30 (Entered as : 02/25/02 21:30)
Location : Phoenix, AZ
Shape : Unknown

Phoenix Az, 6-8 lights 2-25-02 21:30, Lights seemed to make up larger craft

On Monday Feb 25th 2002 9:35 pm Phoenix AZ. I was out in my backyard when about 6-8 white lights suddenly appeared. They
were all in a line and seemed to float in the air for a few min. before they started to move North to South. The sky was clear and
there was very little wind and there was no sound of jets, helicopters, and prop planes. I had enough time after watching them
float to run inside and yell to my wife to come down and see them. She was really excited and we both watched them increase in
speed and move out of sight. We also both made an observation that kind startled us both. As the lights moved away from us they
seem to make up the outline of a much larger ship. When they were above me I only saw the lights with clear sky in back of them,
not the outline of a ship. But again as it moved away it looked, as those lights were again the outline of a larger ship. I have read
in the past about a sighting here in Phoenix of the Arizona Lights, but these lights were bright white and blinked in a pattern that
was sometimes random and sometimes one right after the other. Did anyone get a better look?? Has anyone see anything like
this. Thanks


Occurred : 2/25/2002 11:35 (Entered as : 02-25-02 11:35 am)
Location : Phoenix, AZ
Shape : Other

rumbling roaring sound from unseen jets

((NUFORC Note: Sound might have been caused by military aircraft. They are lound, and sometimes can be very difficult to see, if
they are at high altitude. PD))


Occurred : 2/24/2002 20:20 (Entered as : 02/24/02 20:20)
Location : Wilcox & Benson (Between), AZ
Shape : Oval

4 lights moving at high rate of speed coming out of Texas Canon North of Fort Huachuca.

While driving down I-10 on Sunday night, I saw 4 oval lights moving at a very high rate of speed perpendicular to the freeway.

The lights followed each other at very close proximity. I could not hear any noise other than that of my car on the road. There
were many cars driving down I-10 at 8:20 in the night. I was traveling westbound, and the lights were moving northbound. The
lights were visible for approximately 2-3 seconds. The lights were traveling at very low altitude based on my view, and the
mountains around this area (estimation, it is pitch black around that area in the night, Fort Huachuca lies approximately 20-30
miles south of where the lights were seen - lights may have been approximately 15 miles away from F.H. and may have covered
the remaining 15-20 miles in what appears to be 2 sec, this should give me a speed, correct 27K mph? ). This was an one of the
most exiting things I've ever seen. To describe the shape/size from my view: ovals (based on view could have been round),
appeared to be approximately 1 foot wide on the wide section, we should be able to figure out an approx. size based on
information given above. Each light appeared slightly smaller than the preceding one, based on distance I suppose. I was driving
down from an area called Texas Canon.


Occurred : 2/20/2002 01:00 (Entered as : 2/20/02 1:00A.M.)
Location : Tucson, AZ
Shape : Disk


It was 1:00 A.M., and I was staying up late to do my homework. I was doing it on the roof, and saw a light. I thought it was a
helicopter or plane, but whem it got closer, it looked like a circular plane. i got my telescope, to see acloser look, and it was
heading East toward dallas and new Mexico.


Occurred : 2/16/2002 21:30 (Entered as : 02/16/2002 21:30pm)
Location : Apache Junction, AZ
Shape : Unknown

I was in my two story bedroom, attempting to close the blinds. I glanced outside to the west to the Mesa-Phoenix city lights. I
looked and looked and saw what I thought was part of the moon with a red light underneath. (like when the sun goes down in the
west and there is a red phoenix sky..looked like it does when the sun shines on a mountain.) I took a double take...then I ran
downstairs and went to the front of my home and looked to see if I saw the same thing I did in the window. It was there! I went back
in to get my daughter and when I came back to show her, it was totally gone! I went immediately to the tv to see if their were any
reportings of what I saw..

nothing. Then waited to get the paper and again went to the tv for the news on this siting...nothing.

I can't believe that no one saw this. It was huge in the sky and just hung there.

I have never saw anything like this before...I KNOW what I saw!


Occurred : 2/15/2002 22:00 (Entered as : 02-15-02 22:00)
Location : Buckeye, AZ
Shape : Sphere

These are unexplainable, unidentified, fling objects, cought on tape.

There was four lights in a row, the light almost looks like a street light in the sky. They are a eye catching color, almost a amber.
We have seen these lights about four times always in the same area. These are unexplainable, we have got them on tape twice.
When you are just looking at the four in a row, they seem to stay in the same place, but looking through the camcorder, the four
lights come together. The other time we saw two, and they also came together through the camcorder but not just looking at them.
These are very strange lights. They stay lit up for different amounts of time. They seem to disappear when there is a plane
coming. Would like to have a explaination for what we have seen.


Occurred : 2/14/2002 21:30 (Entered as : 021402 2130)
Location : Surprise, AZ
Shape : Oval

Large oval object with intense spot lights around it

I was coming home from work about 9:30pm, when I turned off Bell Rd onto WestPointe Pky. I saw some very bright lights towards
the back of our housing development. Almost like a baseball stadium's lights. I was so curious about them I continued down the
street to see what it was. I looked past a desert field towards Luke AFB to see a GIANT blimp-like object hovering very close to the
ground. It had very, very intense spot lights all around the top and all around the bottom. And in the center were multi-colored
light much smaller, but they seem to move or "chase" around the middle. I drove away to go get a camera. I ran upstairs hoping
my husband could see this object. However all we could see were two glowing reddish-orange balls in a vertical pattern, Directly
over Luke AFB. They blinked out suddenly and re-appeared in a Horizontal pattern. I thought I was going crazy. However the next
day at work, my husband talked to a coworker who described seeing the same large object.


Occurred : 2/14/2002 21:30 (Entered as : 02/14/02 21:30)
Location : Phoenix, AZ
Shape : Light

7 Unknows Objects - Estrella Mountain's - Phoenix AZ

At approx. 2115 I was driving South down the Loop 101 (Phoenix, AZ) when I notice 4 to 5 objects appear in the area of the
Estrella Mountains. At first nothing was there then one by one each of these 4 or 5 objects appeard. As I watched them I noticed
commercial aircraft passing by however these objects were not in motion. Each object was blinking two colors, orange and red,
and where lit for approx 5 to 6 minutes, then one at a time disappeared. When I got home I ran to the back yard, with my wife, and
the objects were gone. As I was talking with my wife, I notice 2 more objects off the the west (towards the Buckeye area.) Both of
these objects looked the same as the 4 or 5 I saw on the way home. My wife witnessed these objects with me as well. As we were
watching the objects to the south came back, in the same area (Estrella Mountains.) We watched and watched for approx. 5 to 6
more minutes then the objects (all) disappeared one by one.


Occurred : 2/6/2002 23:00 (Entered as : 02/06/02 23:00)
Location : Vicksburg, AZ
Shape : Changing



((NUFORC Note: The description provided by the witness appears to us to be consistent with a viewing of the star, "Sirius," also
known as "the Dog Star." We will request more information from the witnesses. PD))


Occurred : 2/3/2002 18:15 (Entered as : 02-03-02 18:15)
Location : Phoenix, AZ
Shape : Other

Low altitude passenger-type jet emitting thick contrails blinks out of sight in a cloudless, baby blue sky!

It was 18:15 on Super Bowl Sunday. I went outside to the backyard to check the turkey roasting on the barbeque. The day was a
beautiful clear day in Phoenix, Arizona. The sky was baby blue and cloudless. As I was tending to the turkey, I heard a very loud
jet roar. The sound was louder than normal so I looked up. The first thing I noticed was a very thick double contrail not very high
up in the sky. My eyes followed it to the object making it. It was a white passenger type jet. From where I stood, the craft was five
inches long, and it was near enough to make out what airline it was, but there wern't any markings at all. The thick contrails were
emitting from each wing. The aircraft was heading from SW to NW. As I watched the contrails continued unbroken then suddenly
each contrail had a short break in it, and then each contrail continued for a very short length and then the entire passenger-type
jet Blinked Out! It just vanished into a clear baby blue sky before my eyes! It was nowhere to be seen. I went inside to record the
event in my journal.

((NUFORC Note: We have not received any other reports about the incident, but would like to have anyone who may have been
witness to this incident to submit a report. A typical airliner, that appears to a witness on the ground to be "five inches long,"
would, indeed, be at a very low altitude. Typically, jet aircraft at low altitude do not generate contrails. PD))


Occurred : 1/25/2002 20:45 (Entered as : 01-25-02 2045)
Location : Avondale, AZ
Shape : Light

seven or eight white and red lights wink out starting at outer edges till it was gone.

While walking dogs, heading south I saw seven or eight lights in a row, some were red, but mostly white. They winked out 2 at a
time starting at the outer edges till there was one left and then it winked out. The width of the lights looked like it was atleast twice
as wide as an airplane. It was headed south toward Estrella Mountains. I see airplanes constantly flying in this area and know that
couldn't have been a plane.It was amazing. The altitude appeared lower than the usual planes flying by. I saw this just over the
roof of the houses 1/16th of a mile south of me. Object looked like it was about two miles away possibly.


Occurred : 1/24/2002 18:30 (Entered as : 01/24/02 18:30)
Location : Flagstaff, AZ
Shape : Triangle

Three strange crafts seen over Flagstaff, Arizona later attaching themselves to each other


Occurred : 1/12/2002 21:30 (Entered as : 1/12/02 2130)
Location : Phoenix, AZ
Shape : Rectangle

While sitting around the campfire, my son and I observed a rectangular object in the north east skies of northern Phoenix. This
object was slowly spinning between two prominent stars, and appered to be receeding, i.e., traveling away from earth. The skies
were clear, with little light polution from the city. As I recall, there was no moon. My son and I watched this object for approximately :
08 minutes. As there was no way to judge it's size I can say only that it was massive. At arms length it would be approximately the
size of ones thumb. It was white in color, similar to the moon. It's surface was marked with relatively dark areas. As it spun, or
rotated, it appered to be a thin object (relatively). It eventually grew dimmer and dimmer until it disappeared. Asteroid? Possibly.
Again its an unknown!

((NUFORC Note: This report is submitted by a retired airline captain, who had accumulated 13,700 hours of flight time at the time
of his sighting, and who is well known to NUFORC. He is well known in the Phoenix area, and he has been one of the more visible,
and vocal, witnesses with regard to the dramatic "Phoenix Lights" sighting of 13MR97. PD))

As reported to the National UFO Reporting Center

Occurred : 1/10/2002 21:50 (Entered as : 01-10-02 9:50 PM)
Location : Chandler, AZ
Shape : Cylinder

Driving south on the 101 in between Ray and Chandler Blvd. A defining GREEN cylinder shaped object started at about 12:00
from looking through my car window and skimmed diagonally through the sky at a high rate of speed much like a shooting star.
The only possible thing I could have mistaken this for is a meteor. However, it was a definite color of bright green and had a
defining shape of a cylinder. It did not resemble a shooting star or a meteor in the way that they both appear to have tails as they
shoot through the sky. This did not, it flew through the sky like a perfect and very fast craft.


Occurred : 1/10/2002 21:30 (Entered as : 01/10/02 21:30)
Location : Phoenix, AZ
Shape :

bluish-white object streaks across sky, explodes into orange fireball then falls toward earth

I was driving south on Litchfield Road in Avondale(Phoenix) Arizona at approximately 21:30 pm when I saw an extremely bright
object burning bluish white that was streaking across the night sky. The object appeared to be headed in a southwestern direction
from the north when it appeared to me in the left peripheral area of my sight. I shouted out excitedly to my 8 year old daughter
who was with me to look at it while I pointed it out to her with my right hand. Then the object seemed to explode into an orange
and red ball of flame then blinked out. A moment later it flared up again directly below the point I had last seen it and was falling
toward the ground and no longer streaking across the horizon as before. Then it burned completely out just before reaching the
horizon. Before and after the orange-red blast, the object was burning so brightly that it cast a faint blue hue on the horizon,
lighting up everything in sight. It also had a burning white tail that trailed behind it.


Occurred : 1/10/2002 03:00 (Entered as : 01/10/02 300)
Location : Fountain Hills, AZ
Shape : Rectangle

Triangular UFO seen in Fountain Hills, AZ

At precisely 3:00 am I saw a bright light in my front yard. I looked out my window and saw a triangular craft hovering over my street
with red and yellow lights moving around the shape of the craft. I watched it for approximatly fifteen seconds. I then went outside
to incestigate this (I'm a big fan of the X-Files). I walked out out garage door and up the spiral staircase to our roof. Once I got up
there it had already left. I stayed up there for about 10 minutes and saw a little flash as if something was leaving our atmosphere.


Occurred : 1/3/2002 21:45 (Entered as : 01/03/02 21:45)
Location : Cordes, AZ
Shape : Cylinder

Three cylenders sighted near Cordes, AZ. from I-17 flying eratticly.

To my knolege only my wife witnessed this event tonight. Others had to have seen it as my wife was traveling north on I-17 from
Pheonix toward Flaggstaff, AZ. My wife is a truck driver and a (or was) sceptic of UFO's. She and I used to run teams but she is
running on her own now. My wife was leaving Pheonex, AZ on her way to Albq, NM. She was well rested and doing well on her
time. @ 21:45 to 22:00, she observed three cylender shaped objects "dance around" each other, first to her left, (west) then
crossed over to her right (east). She called me on her cell-phone during this time and was describing this event to me. I asked her
if any flashing lights could be seen, she reported "No, none, just a steady bluesh-silver bright glow". I asked her to stop if she felt
comfortable enough, shut off her engion and see if she could hear anything, an engion or the like. She stopped and told me that
it was totally quiet, no sound at all. I asked how close she thought thay were to here. She insested that thay were between one-
half to one mile at the most from her. She continued to tell me that they were flying up and down and around in irregular patterns
and turned at very rapped speeds around each other. she could not see any markings or any other identifiable shapes or lights,
just that thay glowed. Believe me! My wife is no crack-pot! I wish I was ther myself to see this. She has NEVER lied to me and was
totally serious. What she saw does not sound like any aircraft that I know of. I am an ex-marine comming from a family strong with
avation and military history. With present "known" technology, it is impossable to fly and turn a complete right turn as sharply as
my wife described to me without the cintrifical force slamming one to the side of the craft causing blackout, sever enjery or death!
Mabey our military has this but I shure have never heard of it! It would take computer controlled anti-gravity internally to counter
the G forces!


Hello,   I read with great interest the sighting reports from June in Apache
Junction.  The animations of the sightings were enlightening as well.
Throughout the 1970's I had sightings of similar if not identical objects
from Superior, AZ  about 30 miles to the east of Apache Junction.  The
lights I observed were always seen to the west of town (towards Apache
Junction) and were obviously at considerable distance.  They were only seen
during the summer months (June to August) and were seen fairly regularly,
sometimes every night for several days.  I would see anywhere from one to
six or more lights usually in a loose formation but sometimes in a very
geometric alignment ("v" or a perfectly straight line either parallel or
diagonal to the horizon) and spaced approx. equidistant from one another.
They always appeared about 20 - 25 degrees above the western horizon.

Like those seen in Apache Junction, the lights I saw were a deep orange /
amber  (some appeared pinkish / red at times) and they would hover in the
same spot motionless for upwards of 15 minutes.  They would appear to
twinkle and brighten then dim in intensity.  The intensity was never
constant but when you had a "string" of six or more lights in a row all in a
"bright" mode it was a very dramatic display.  The lights would alternately
"flicker" like a flame then disappear, simply fade out slowly, or abruptly
disappear like someone flipping the switch.  Very rarely I would see a light
(never more than one) actually move very slowly to the right or left and
then disappear. They would appear at all hours of the night and early

Around 1978, after seeing these things for about six or seven years, I
brought a pair of new high power binoculars with me when I went to visit my
grandmother in Superior.  I was finally able to see that the lights
themselves appeared as nothing more than featureless orange "fireballs" in
the sky with no discernible navigation and/or anti-collision lighting like
an aircraft.  Frankly, I had always figured that these must be multiple
jetliners preparing to land at Phoenix Sky Harbor and their white landing
lights just looked orange because of the smoggy haze over the city. This
theory was disproved when I sighted a larger group of the lights one summer
evening in ' 78 and decided to hop in the car and investigate.  I raced
westward on Hwy. 70 to the top of Gonzalez Pass about 1500' above Superior
where I had a clear view of the "string" of lights as they hovered over what
appeared to be the eastern portion of the Phoenix metro area to the west.

From this vantage point the lights appeared much closer and higher in the
sky but they lacked any details through the binoculars, still appearing only
as bright but featureless blobs of orange light.  I then noticed well below
the lights what was obviously a jetliner headed to Sky Harbor and displaying
conventional aircraft lighting with the two distinctive white landing lights
and multiple white anti-collision strobes.  The jetliner looked completely
different from the orange lights that I recall started to just slowly fade
out until they were all gone after about 10 minutes.

I didn't get to Superior very often after that, but it seems that the summer
nocturnal light displays largely stopped during the early ' 80's.  Until I
read your Apache Junction report, I had pretty much forgotten all about
those weird orange lights.
Claremont, CA
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