|Occurred : 10/18/2006 21:00 (Entered as : 10/18/06 21:00)
Reported: 10/24/2006 7:52:00 PM 19:52
Location: Peoria, AZ
|V-shaped array of soft-white lights, between 7 to 11 of them, flying silently in a straight line with no discernible relative motion.
Saw a boomerang V-shapped formation of about 7 to 11 soft-white lights flying silently from west to east. No visible craft per se, just the lights. No strobe light, no red/green wingtip lights, no colors, no flashing. No turn, bank, pitch up or down.
No way to judge size or altitude. Traversed about 45 degrees of the sky while it was visible, at an elevation angle of about 75 degrees, from west of my location to east of my location.
Initial impression was that it was a flock of white birds (e.g., geese) slowly flying in formation perhaps 100 feet above my house's roof, but then I realized that there were no flapping wings, no relative motion between the white spots whatsoever, and no ground lights capable of illuminating anything like that -- had to be self-illunminated.
Disappeared rather suddenly, but not instantaneously, as it moved away from me. I speculate that it might have been a B2 "flying wing" bomber if they had no typical civil aircraft running lights, an array of between 7 to 11 soft-white lights on the leading edge, and were capable of virtually silent motion. I do live just a few miles NE of Luke AFB, AZ.
I was in a spa (hot tub) at the time, so its noise could have been masking quiet sounds from the object, but I routinely easily hear normal propeller, jet and helicopter sounds when they fly nearby while I'm in the spa.
Could have been a very large object or formation of objects very high up (although there was no discernible relative motion between the lights whatsoever), or something much smaller and much lower.
If it was something the size of a B2, it could only have been a few hundred feet in altitude.