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Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/13/1997 20:40 (Entered as : 20:30-50)
Reported: 3/20/1997 01:26
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Mesa (at Mesa Community College), AZ
Shape: Triangle
Duration:2-3 MINUTES
Summary : LARGE TRIANGULAR OBJECT WITH 5 DIM AMBER LIGHTS (ONE IN EACH CORNER AND 2 MORE NEAR FRONT) MOVED SLOWLY NW TO S-SW WITH NO NOISE.

I SAW THE OBJECT AT MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, WHERE I AM A STUDENT. THE TIME WAS APPROX. 8:30-8:50 PM (I DIDN'T CHECK THE TIME UNTIL LATER, SO THIS IS AN ESTIMATE) AND I WAS WALKING WEST. I WAS LOOKING AT THE CONSTELLATION ORION (SW) WHEN I NOTICED A CONSTELLATION LIKE TRIANGULAR CLUSTER OF 5 DIM AMBER LIGHTS (NW) OPPOSITE ORION. I BEGAN TO OBSERVE THIS CLUSTER OF LIGHTS AND QUICKLY REALIZED THAT THEY WERE SLOWLY MOVING (NW TO S-SW) AND THAT THEY WERE PART OF A TRIANGULAR SHAPED OBJECT. THERE WAS A LIGHT IN EACH CORNER AND 2 MORE NEAR THE FRONT, WHICH FORMED A SMALLER TRIANGLE.. *. .* .* .* . .. .*I HEARD NO NOISE. I ASKED ANOTHER PERSON WHO WAS READING THE SCHOOL PAPER IF HE SAW IT, AND HE SAID HE DID AND NOTED THAT THEY WERE MOVING. THE OBJECT APPEARED TO BE MUCH LARGER THAN ANY AIRCRAFT AND DID NOT APPEAR TO BE ONE. ALSO, I NOTED THAT THER WERE AT LEAST 3 AIRCRAFT IN THE SKY AT THE TIME (2 NORTH AND 1 SOUTH), ALTHOUGH NOT CLOSE TO THE OBJECT. I OBSERVED IT FOR AT LEAST 2-3 MINUTES UNTIL IT WAS NO LONGER VISIBLE IN THE S-SW (IT APPEARED THAT THE LIGHTS DIMMED BUT IT MAY HAVE BEEN OBSCURED BY CLOUDS?). IT MOVED IN A SLIGHTLY CURVED, ALMOST STRAIGHT PATH.