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Occurred : 12/1/2009 00:23 (Entered as : 12/1/2009 0:23)
Reported: 12/1/2009 12:25:51 AM 00:25
Posted: 12/12/2009
Location: Mesa, AZ
Shape: Disk
Duration:4 minutes
Bottle cap shaped UFO with red glow underneath, clearly seen from back yard on December 1st, 2009 .

Estimated Distance: 2-5 miles Estimated Altitude: 2000 ft.

Shape: Saucer with some height on sides like a bottle cap but double the relative height.

Features: Red glow underneath with intensity that seemed to fluctuate in coordination with the UFO's movement.

Story: I went out side my home to have a cigarette - no smoking indoors. A red light first caught my attention. As I looked on, I saw a saucer shaped object. At first I assumed it was a plane or helicopter and it's altitude seemed close to the altitude where I have seen helicopters hovering in the past. The UFO was descending and approaching. Within 30 seconds the UFO was close enough to see very clearly but didn't appear to get closer than around a mile or two. From my line of site the UFO began around 30 degrees above one of our trees in the backyard and eventually moved to low to see. I walked to the other side of the yard in an attempt to see around this large tree but after 3 or 4 minutes couldn't locate the UFO so I went inside. The UFO was in my view for around 3-4 minutes. My view of the object was clear and the UFO was absolutely not a helicopter nor airplane. The craft appeared to move or "float" in all directions although it never made any radical maneuvers or cha! nges in acceleration.

About this report: written 3 minutes after the sighting occurred. Since I am not in some remote, isolated, location, it seems odd to view something so strange - whether it be a UFO or some air-force experiment. I cannot say what it was. All I can report as certain, is that what I saw was not any type of normal aircraft. I can't say whether it is due to the distance of the craft or not, but if the object was making any sound, I couldn't hear it.

About the whiteness: 39 year old male who has never seen nor reported a sighting before. I have also never experienced nor reported any form of anomalous or paranormal experience. My eyesight is currently 21x20 and I have never required or used glasses. My house where this sighting occurred is located in a normal, non-remote, neighborhood and there are no buildings, high rises or stadiums near enough to view.