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Occurred : 9/20/2005 19:00 (Entered as : 09/20/2005 19:00)
Reported: 10/11/2005 1:59:09 PM 13:59
Posted: 10/11/2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Shape: Cone
Duration:2-3 minutes
Cone shaped craft with fire and smoke trail in Phoenix sky.

Cone shape flying fast on horizontal path, fire at tail, then huge plume of exhaust. It looked nothing like my eye had ever seen, and it looked very close, like it was just on the other side of town.

It died down, then started back up and finished across the horizon. The trails lasted for 1-3 minutes after it was gone.

Local news reports said it was a satellite launched, but it did not go in an up direction and I can not find info on rocket or sattelite launch.