|Occurred : 4/29/2008 23:55 (Entered as : 04/29.08 23:55)
Reported: 4/29/2008 1:33:44 AM 01:33
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
|3 Blinking Lights in Loose Formation over Camelback Mountain, Phoenix
I was sitting on the porch having a smoke when I noticed two twinkling lights off to the west. They had to be over Camelback Mountain (8 miles away), or maybe further west towards Glendale, it all depended on their altitude. They were in an area of the night sky that was void of stars, probably due to pollution. This is why I knew they did not belong there.
Upon further visual exploration of the scene, I noticed a third twinkling light at a lower altitude. The three would get brighter and move around a bit, but they would stay in the same general area. Sometimes they would dim to the point that they were impossible to see, only to brighten and twinkle once more. They did not move for nearly an hour, after which time tiredness dectated that I go to sleep.
Forty five minutes into watching these lights, or around 12:45, there was what I deemed to be an aircraft with a bright red flashing light, maybe a helicopter, that flew past all three of these objects. It should also be noted that these objects were present before I noticed them, and they probably lasted after I went to bed. I am writing this report after having come inside from watching the event.
I am visiting family for the week, and am leaving tomorrow. I did hear of a 'second round' of Phoenix Lights that took place a week ago (4/21/08)on the news last week. I think these lights behaved similarly to the ones I saw on many local news stations, however, they did not change positions such as the ones from a week ago, the lights tonight were relatively stationary.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))