|Occurred : 9/13/2004 20:25 (Entered as : 09/13/2004 20:25)
Reported: 10/12/2004 11:35:55 PM 23:35
Location: South Phoenix, AZ
Duration:Apprx. 15 min.
|Amber lights appearing over South Mountain repeatedly.
I was a night security officer at a plant in South Phoenix. From approximately 20:25 to 20:40 on 9-13-04 myself and one other guard witnessed four amber colored lights fading in and out in perfectly straight lines appearing one after the other. One light would fade in then the next would fade in next to it. Then the next would appear until there were four in a row; then the first would fade out and reappear in line on the other side of the others to continue the line eventually all fading out in order of appearance. First they lined up parallel with the ground and next in a 45 degree angle from the ground aligning upwards. They were completely stationary while lit. They did not appear in exactly the same place each time although in the same relative vicinity. They were below the top of South Mountain but above the ground. I checked out that area a few days later and could find nothing but a residential area and what appears to be an unmarked city water reservoir. I could find nothing that would emit these types of lights. I could not find any roads on that end of the mountain (northside on west end). My conclusion was that these lights would have had to have been approximately 150-250 feet off the ground. Occasionally the lights would flash very bright. A few minutes later fighter jets were flying over and helicopters appeared searching the mountain. On my investigative journey there were three helicopters patroling the mountain with spotlights. This may or may not be related. I saw the same exact thing nine days later on 9-22-04 at the exact same time of day. The same guard was working. He said that earlier in the day (he works an earlier shift which overlapped with mine) he thought he saw something triangular in shape which was transparent and sort of blurry. I can not vouch for his day time report; I can only say that he told me about his day time sighting before we saw the evening lights on 9-22-04. This for me provided some validation. All sightings were witnessed below the mountain top almost due South of the I-17 freeway bend (turns from North/South to East/West). I approximate that the lights would have been above Elliot Road and 27th Avenue roughly.
((NUFORC Note: Please see other reports of similar phenomenon, submitted by the same witness, for Septebmer 22, and October 20, 2004. PD))