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Occurred : 9/14/2004 18:30 (Entered as : 09/14/2004 18:30)
Reported: 9/17/2004 2:04:55 PM 14:04
Posted: 9/29/2004
Location: Tucson, AZ
Shape: Changing
Duration:2-3 MINUTES
BRIGHT ORANGE/YELLOW OBJECT FILMED AT SUNSET IN WESTERN SKY

THE OBJECT WAS FILMED IN THE WESTERN SKY AT SUNSET (6:30PM), FROM MY BACK PORCH IN TUCSON, ARIZONA ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2004. IT WAS FILMED USING MY SONY DIGITAL HANDYCAM, DIGITAL 8 WITH 450X DIGITAL ZOOM. UNFORTUNATELY WITHOUT A TRIPOD, BUT I WAS SITTING ON A CHAIR AND I HAD THE CAMERA ON MY LAP. ANYWAY, I WENT OUTSIDE TO WATCH THE SUNSET (AND SKYWATCH). I FELT THE URGE THAT I SHOULD BE VIDEOTAPING. AS SOON AS I STARTED RECORDING, I NOTICED A BRIGHT ORANGE/YELLOW OBJECT THROUGH THE SCREEN OF MY CAMERA. I LOOKED UP TO LOCATE THE OBJECT WITH MY EYES BUT WAS UNABLE TO SEE IT. I CONTINUED RECORDING THE OBJECT FOR A FEW MINUTES. DURING THAT TIME I WAS ABLE TO ZOOM IN ON THE OBJECT SEVERAL TIMES. FROM A DISTANCE IT JUST LOOKED LIKE A ROUND, BRIGHT ORANGE/YELLOW LIGHT. WHICH HAD TO BE VERY BRIGHT CONSIDERING THAT IT WAS SUNSET AND THE WHOLE SKY WAS ORANGE AND YELLOW. ONCE I ZOOMED IN ON THE OBJECT IT NO LONGER LOOKED ROUND BUT SEEMED TO CONTINUALLY BE CHANGING SHAPE. IN THE CENTER OF THE OBJECT IT WAS A VERY BRIGHT WHITE LIGHT WITH YELLOW, ORANGE AND RED EMITTING ALL AROUND IT. IN SOME FRAMES YOU'RE ABLE TO SEE BLACK OR DARK AREAS. IT'S DEFINITELY HARD TO DESCRIBE. FOR THE FIRST COUPLE MINUTES IT JUST SEEMED TO DART AROUND AND THEN IN THE LAST MINUTE OR SO IT GOT LOWER AND LOWER IN THE SKY AND ALSO NO LONGER WAS BRIGHT. IT BECAME SORT OF NEUTRAL IN COLOR AND VERY HARD TO SEE. THEN IT WAS JUST GONE. THIS ALL HAPPENED PRETTY QUICKLY. I THINK THE TOTAL FILMING TIME WAS AROUND 3 MINUTES. I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO FIND THE CORD THAT HOOKS THE CAMERA TO THE COMPUTER, SO I CAN'T SEND YOU THE VIDEO YET. BUT I HAVE TAKEN A BUNCH OF STILL SHOTS FROM THE VIDEO SO THAT AT LEAST THERE'S SOMETHING YOU CAN LOOK AT NOW. I AM EMAILING YOU A FEW OF THEM. IF YOU WANT ANY MORE OR NEED ANYTHING ELSE, JUST LET ME KNOW.