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Occurred : 5/18/2009 18:00 (Entered as : 05/18/2009 18:00)
Reported: 5/18/2009 8:48:33 PM 20:48
Posted: 6/9/2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Shape: Light
strange stationary orb light visible statewide over arizona

I received a txt message saying look northwest. i looked northwest and saw a bright white light, circular, similar to a full moon. It was brighter than the venus transit two months ago, and larger. i hit to see if there were any planets visible today and there were not. after approx 30 minutes past 1800 hrs i was told via txt that the object had dissappeared. there is an article about it already on, saying that UFO reports are coming in statewide all saying a large visible light, stationary is in the sky. link.

((NUFORC Note: Confirmed high-altitude research balloon. PD))