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Occurred : 1/2/2010 13:00 (Entered as : 01/02/10 13:00)
Reported: 1/10/2010 8:36:38 PM 20:36
Posted: 2/14/2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Shape: Rectangle
Duration:10 seconds
A bright light in Phoenix hovered above houses in broad daylight, then vanished

On January 2nd, 2010, I was driving westbound on Northern Ave. in Phoenix, Az. It was a clear day, about 1pm, when I crossed 15th Ave. when I noticed a bright glare to the south.

It appeared to be a reflection of a plane, but it wasn’t moving. I noticed it was only 20-30 feet above the roofline of the houses along the road; almost buoyant. It seemed only 100 yards from me. The center was about 8 feet long, maybe 1 foot in height, and very bright white (like magnesium). It had light “spires” extending from the left and right horizontally.

Now I thought it might have been a toy rocket (residential area), but it was too bright for that. The light did not shimmer, twinkle, or shift. I could not figure out what it was, it did not smoke like a flare or move.

After about 10 seconds as I was watching, it just disappeared. I watched it vanish! There was no object to say what it was, no smoke trail, no nothing –like turning off a switch, the light was gone.

I have seen many strange things before, but what I saw that day...