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Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/16/1997 21:00 (Entered as : 03/16/97 21:00)
Reported: 10/5/1997 00:31
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Maricopa (southwest of town), AZ
Shape: light
Duration:4-5 min.
Summary : 8-10 bright stationary orange lights, plus a small line of 6-8 smaller bluish-white lights which flashed in succession from l. to r., moved off rapidly to the west, disappeared, reappeared, and repeated event 3 times.

While traveling south on Maricopa road 2 women, one a Sales Manager and the other a Director of Sales for a large telecommunications firm witnessed a group of 8-10 bright orange stationary lights in the sky just above a line of mountains to the SW of the town of Maricopa, AZ. In the midst of these lights a small line of 6-8 bluish-white smaller lights suddenly appeared; the lights flashed in sequence from left to right 3 times, then suddenly moved very quickly off to the West and disappeared. Approximately 30-45 seconds later, the bluish-white lights reappeared in approximately the same position as the first time and repeated the flashing and movement; then reappeared just to the west of te original location repeated this once more. About 30 seconds after the last repeat, the orange lights simply disappeared. The orange lights appeared very similar to the sightings on Sept. 13 in the area around Phoenix, but we have heard no one mention the bluish-white lights which we s! aw.