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Occurred : 6/27/1997 20:30 (Entered as : 6/27/97 20:30)
Reported: 6/30/1997 01:04
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ
Shape: Other
Duration:15 minutes
Summary : Brother in law of MUFON Investigator sees large black object hovering stationary over mountains in the NE

A large "black oval" shaped object was observed hovering or floating overthe mountains to the north east prior to sun-down.After 10 minutes said object justdissapeared according to my brother-in-law.My brother-in-law is a skeptic but admits he has never seen anythinglike this in the sky.That particular night my Tri-field meter went was sounding it's alarm around 01:30 UTC thoughI heard nothing due to my deep state of sleep.As to the object my brother in law saw I can only say that being a commercial pilot myselfthe only piece of technology I know of capable of hovering is either a helicopter or AV-18.The possibility that a balloon may have been observed cannot be discountedthough balloons do not blink out and all aircraft according to the FAA must have lighting from dusk to dawn.nightime being defined as 30 minutes after sundown.