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Occurred : 7/13/2000 20:10 (Entered as : 7/13/2000 2010)
Reported: 7/14/2000 06:00
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Shape: Circle
Duration:11:00
A bright red object, pulsing high in the sky, hovered for approximately 11:00. It made no sound nor had a jet trail.

At the above date and time, a red circular (ball shaped) craft hovered in the sky, occasionally drifting south. Sky Harbor International Airport is approximately 17 miles away, so commercial airlines were observed flying below the craft. A 737 airline, flying approximately 10,000 feet, was considerably below the craft craft, which appeared to remain still. In relation to the 737, the craft was approximately 1/20th the size of the 737. The craft was glowing red and displayed a blinking less red light on top. Occasionally, the craft would move, but prior to its movement, there appeared to be white sparkles that surrounded the bottom of the craft. There did not appear any jet trail nor sound. The craft would occasionally glow a bright red then dim itself. This went on for several minutes. The sky was partly cloudy and it was almost dark. No other lights of similar nature were near. As the craft drifted south, it would seem to correct itself and return to its original position. After approximately 11:00, the craft moved southward at approximately twice the speed of an airliner, disappearing into the night sky. Just prior to the craft's departure, white sparkles seemed to eminate around the bottom of the craft, and the craft itself turned bright red, pulsing red and less red in .25 second intervals. The night before, a craft which appeared identical to this one appeared in relatively the same area at the same time. The craft was filmed and was aired on the 6:00 news in Phoenix on 7/13/2000. The family that saw the UFO were interviewed and the video was scrutinezed by the local MUFON representatives. The newscast was the Channel 3 news.