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Occurred : 6/27/2002 21:45 (Entered as : 062702 21:45)
Reported: 6/28/2002 12:15:22 PM 12:15
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Shape: Fireball
Duration:1 hr +
2nd Phoenix sighting very similar to 1997 sighting

I witnessed the previous Phoenix sighting in 1997 and most of this sighting was in the exact same area as the last. I live in a master planned comm. in the mountains of scottsdale and have a view of most of phoenix. I was driving home at 9:45 and noticed three very large orange lights (10x the brighteness and size a commercial plane puts out)above some cell phone towers. I thought that a mountain was on fire. When I got home I told my girlfriend about the fire and we went and looked and the fire was gone. A minute later 2 "fires" started back up followed by a 3rd. They were on for a couple of minutes and then quickly flickered out (they same quick flicker from a rotating movement, which we would later figure out.) Another minute later the 3 lights (obviously not a fire anymore) appeared much higher. We got binoculars out and verified that in fact there was no mountain where these lights were. We observed this flickering and moving for another 15-20 minutes. During this time they moved behind a notable landmark, Camelback Mountain and hovered there for at least five minutes. In looking through binoculuars, it looked like we could see a shadow, approx 10-15x the size of a 747 behind each light. When the lights "flickered" out, we could somewhat make out that the shadow was rotating.

We decided to get in the car and drive to a higher vantage point within the community. We were there for approx 25-30 minutes. During this time, we observed that air traffic over phx had come to a standstill. Sky Harbor Int'l Airport is one of the busiest in the country and at that time of night multiple planes can be seen in approach pattern. For 10-15 minutes while were at this location, we observed no planes and no bright lights. For Phoenix, this is totally improbable. Then all of the sudden the sky filled with planes. These planes had weird lights, a triangle shape, and moved extremely fast w/o making any noise. they appeared to be patrolling the skys and playing cat and mouse with bright lights that appeared and disappeared. A bright light appeared directly overhead and then disappeared as a triangle object that resembled a stealth fighter appeared behind it. We left the area and went home because we were frightened. Once arriving at home (2 minute drive) we went back outside and the sky looked normal (planes in the air and landing).

We did not call any of the local news because we felt for sure there would be many witnesses and footage. As of 12:00 PM Phoenix time 6/28 there has been no mention of this.

((NUFORC Note: Our gratitude to Francis Emma Barwood, former Phoenix City Council member, for having directed this witness, and others, to our Online Report Form to have these sightings recorded. PD))