|Occurred : 8/7/1999 21:00 (Entered as : 08/07/99 21:00)
Reported: 8/19/1999 09:38
Location: Payson (near Roosevelt Lake), AZ
Duration:appox. 1 hr.&20 min
|Two very bright star like lights that at first were stationary then moving closer to each other, then one moving off very fast and coming close enough to be seen as a bright glowing object very low and close.
Friday evening, my boyfriend (S.), his son (L.)and myself were at Lake Roosevelt for a week-end of camping and boating. We went to bed around 9:30pm but did not go to sleep because of the heat. We noticed what seemed to be a very bright star that was stationary but then it seemed to move a bit so it kept our attention. Before long there was another point of light moving around the first one, coming closer and then moving away from it. My boyfriend, S., and I kind of blew it off as airplanes or something since we were not that far from Phoenix but L. continued to watch. I had closed my eyes when I became aware of a relatively bright light (not really much brighter that if a car was passing by our campsite)at the same time L. started yelling for us to look. I opened my eyes in time to see an object going over the campground. It wasn't that close but you could clearly see it (kind of like if you were on the ground and the GoodYear Blimp was overhead). I'm not really good at distances so I don't know how high it was but like I said you could see it clearly. It looked as if it was glowing from the inside out instead of being illuminated by an outside source. It almost had a peachy glow to it but it did have some exterior white lights fore and aft. I am guessing that it was circular in shape but it was like we were seeing it it profile which made it appear more cigar shaped with an extra small dome shape on the top. It moved rather slowly at first then it just seemed to streak away. L. told us that it was the second star like object that had moved over us and then disappeared. When we looked back at where we had originally seen the "stars", both were gone.