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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/1/1993 (Entered as : 1993)
Reported: 6/22/2009 11:28:34 AM 11:28
Posted: 8/5/2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Shape: Oval
Duration:1 minute
Several incandescent football-shaped craft appeared and manuevered in ways unlike any Earthly craft.

UFO Report Dear Sir; I was just made aware of your reporting center from a television show narrated by Peter Jennings. I appreciate your work.

I’m sending you an ancient sighting report for one purpose: You may be able to compare the description I give with similar ones, or it may stand out as a different one.

The event happened in approximately 1993 or 1994 in the summer. My son, his girlfriend and myself were in the back yard of my house when the girlfriend said “Look at that” and pointed to a plastic shopping bag that had been kicked up by a gust of wind. When I looked at the shopping bag my gaze was directed elsewhere and I saw 4 or 5 craft that I consider to be not only unidentified flying objects but non-Earthly flying craft.

The craft were gold in color and incandescent, glowing with their own light in the full sun, with no part of the craft shadowed. The craft had no windows, flight controls or other appurtenances. They were identical, about the size of a thumbnail on an outstretched hand, and were shaped very similar to a football with one exception: The points of a football are centered between top and bottom, but in these craft the points were slightly lower than the center.

The craft maneuvered independently. I’m not sure of their number because they maneuvered in diverse directions and moved so fast I couldn’t get a count of them. I watched one in particular and observed it to move very fast, and to make sudden changes in direction, performance unlike any Earthly craft.

All of the craft were located to the south-southwest of my position. The one I watched most intently moved to just about due west of me and then changed direction suddenly and went back to the south. All manuevers observed occurred in clear sky with no other background.

The observation lasted only a minute or so. Eventually all craft disappeared in one way or another. The one I watched the most carefully went into or behind a cloud. At that point I queried my other observers and they agreed, yes, they had seen them too.

The area of my observation is a few miles west of the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. No Earthly craft would likely be in that area without the knowledge and permission of the Phoenix TRACON. Seconds after my sighting terminated an airliner departed westbound out of Sky Harbor and climbed directly through the same place in the sky that I had seen these gold-colored craft maneuvering. The airliner made it all the more apparent by it’s difference that the craft I had been observing were not Earthly craft. The airliner was larger than the craft, moved very much more slowly, and displayed clear areas of sunlit and shadowed areas on the top and bottom of the fuselage.

I had a 20-year career as a Police Officer, was so employed at the time, and consider myself observant and objectively so.

If you’ve had other reports giving the same description, one that I find to be rare among my casual UFO reading, I’d be interested in knowing about them.

((NUFORC Note: Source of report indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))