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Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/13/1997 20:00 (Entered as : 03/13/97 20:00)
Reported: 12/12/1998 16:24
Posted: 1/28/1999
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Shape: Circle
Duration:10 minutes
From North to South over Camelback mountain High in the Arizona sky Hundreds of citizens see a phenomena of lights Soundlessly, slowly pass by Uniform in motion and in V formation The appearance was that of one mass And yet from directly under; more like five individual beacons, encased in spheres of fine glass Was it our "Dark Star" with a cloaking device or estraterrestials offering celestial advice? "The truth is out there" and one day we'll know This verse is just to chronicle the event For History.......On with the show!

My mother and I were on our balcony which faces north to Camelback mountain. At approximately eight o'clock I observed five spherical lights the length of a football field floating towards us. My mother said "What ARE you looking at?" Mom, I said, "LOOK AT THIS; THERE IS NO SOUND!" Both of us were in awe as we KNOW the difference between ordinary aircraft and what we were looking at. She, the widow of an Air Force war correspondent and myself having logged MANY air miles as a flight attendant/travel agent/international tour guide. When it was reported as "flares" my comment to her was "NOW you know why I didn't notify anyone!" What I did do was write the verse and commission an artist friend of mine who painted a 3 foot by 9 foot oil on canvass of the lights with camelback mountain in the background. It is almost as awe-inspiring as the event itself. Prints are available if inter- ested. If I had been online and known of this website on March 13, 1997; not only would I have reported it immediately but I might have saved myself the grief of wondering about a temporary tenuous grip on reality! Thank you for maintaining this website for everyone concerned.