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Occurred : 9/10/2005 20:00 (Entered as : 09/10/05 20:00)
Reported: 11/29/2005 8:52:10 PM 20:52
Posted: 12/16/2005
Location: Marana (Avra Valley), AZ
Shape: Light
Duration:45 Minutes
A dozen unknown lights form a trailing line and a wall of light in the face of fighter jets over Tucson, Arizona.

The first time I saw them was the best. It was about 8:15 PM. My brother, his friend, and I were on our way back from a foothill we call "Sawtooth" out by the Silverbell mines. I was spacin' out, staring out the window. Directly where I was staring about 4 or 5 larger sized (about the size of 2 or 3 planes coming in to Tucson)yellowish orange lights appeared in the blank sky, and held a steady glow. They sat there for about 15 seconds with their lights on, then all went dark. At this point the 3 of us were standing out on the side of the road. So, about a minute or so later, a single light comes on. Then another up and off to the right of the first one lights up, then another in the same direction, and another. There ended up being I believe 5 lights at that time. By the 3rd light, the first was fading out simultaneously, and the rest followed suit. After a little of this type of action, different light patterns and #'s of lights, etc. they seemed to be playing or something, maybe just flying around observing. The thing about it was that now there were maybe twice as many lights and they didn't blink. They would sometimes shut off their lights, but never blink. Then, at about 8:45PM, the Marana Regional Airport sent 2 jets out. I heard them take off and watched them cross the sky. All the unidentified lights were now shut off. But once the jets were close, they all turned back on, and were very close together, shining toward the jets. There had to have been like 15 of them. It was like a wall of light in the sky. Eventually the jets arrived and chased about 4 of them toward 3 Points, and 2 or 3 toward Pheonix. The rest were gone. I've seen them do many different but similar things since then on maybe 7 different occasions, and have maybe a dozen other witnesses.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))