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Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/12/1999 22:00 (Entered as : 101299 2200)
Reported: 2/22/2000 07:36
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Shape: Fireball
Duration:10 minutes?
Phoenix police dept. helicopters (2) and crew observe orange fireball that circles their craft. Report at first denied by PPD then acknowledged.

I have waited a while to report this just to see if any of the local media would do anything with it.Apparently they are not aware or have chosen to ignore it. It is quite an amazing sighting. I first heard about it in Novemer of 99, from a co-worker who heard a short news segment on it on 910 AM KFYI here in Phoenix, which is Art Bells local affiliate. When my friends son contacted the station they stated they knew nothing about it. When he told them they had done a news segment on it, they said they would research it for him. A representative from KFYI contacted him via e-mail and supplied him with a transcript of the conversation between the crew of the PPD helicopter (Firebird) and the crew of another helicopter .According to my friend, when KFYI contacted Phx P.D. about this they at first denied it, and later when told about the transcript said the conversation took place but that they had no further comment. I am calling this object a fireball only because this is what my friend said he heard it described as on the radio. It is pretty obvious from the conversation that whatever it was, it appeared to be under intelligent control. Hope this is of some interest to you.