|Occurred : 1/4/2000 20:30 (Entered as : 01/04/2000 20:30)
Reported: 6/27/2010 8:48:41 PM 20:48
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
|Emerging, pivoting array of lighted objects.
I am filing this report on behalf of my son who witnessed the event.
At about 20:30 on January 4, 2000, (est.), my son was in the vicinity of Jomax Rd. and 62nd St. looking toward the south at the lights of Phoenix in the distance. The day had been overcast with some rain, which had stopped in the evening.
A light at the extreme right side of his field of view caused him to look in that direction, west. He witnessed a vivid green circular object descending at about a 30 degree angle, the object was the size of a dime at arms length.
At a height of about 200 feet above the ground the object stopped and a second identical object then appeared as if out of the first and proceeded on the same path and speed until it was about 12 diameters from the first, then it too stopped.
A third identical object immediately appeared, traveled the same distance, stopped, and a fourth identical object repeated the process until it reached the 12 diameter distance. The moment the fourth object stopped the entire string of four objects then pivoted on the central axis of their array with the last object appearing closest to my son with the original object the most distant. The array swung in such a fashion that it became parallel to the ground, forming an east-west line.
At this point my son was able to see that there were still four objects even though they overlapped each other from his vantage point. Within a second or two all the objects simply vanished, followed a few seconds later by two loud "sonic booms". At this point my son, then 16, made a hasty retreat to our home.
He described the objects as having even illumination across the entire surface with distinct edges. He described the green as similar to the green in a traffic signal. The movement of the objects was very smooth as each emerged from the previous one. His estimate was that the objects were about 1/4 mile from his location. A set of electrical transmission towers runs on a southeast to northwest line, about 1/2 mile west of this location.
When I questioned him about the possibility of some sort of ball lightning or electrical plasma, he dismissed this possibility stating that the objects were never in the vicinity of the transmission lines. He stated that the objects somewhat reminded him of the warning balls attached to power lines in the vicinity of airports.
Since the objects retained their circular shape as they pivoted, he made the assumption that they were spheres.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the event is approximate. PD))