|Occurred : 12/6/2006 20:00 (Entered as : 12/06/06 20:00)
Reported: 12/6/2006 7:35:00 PM 19:35
Location: Maricopa, AZ
|Orange lights in the sky
I was driving home through the Gila River Indian Reservation (on the southern edge of the Phoenix metro area), when I noticed several dark orange, bright circular lights in the sky (like the color of street lights).
I drove through Maricopa until I was in open land again, and could see a total of four lights about 5 miles to the southwest, several thousand feet up. There were three lights in a straight line, and a fourth light a little ways off, making an elongated isosceles triangle.
The lights would randomly flicker on and off - sometimes off for 30 seconds and then flicker on in the same location). I watched for a couple minutes - the total duration from when I first saw them until they totally flickered off was about 20-25 minutes.
I turned around to head home, and as I was driving back in my subdivision, I could see the one light again at the top of the triangle (maybe 10 minutes after I left).
The whole thing was stationary, and didn't move.
((NUFORC Note: Possibly flares over the Gila Bend Firing Range?? PD))