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Occurred : 6/19/2013 21:30 (Entered as : 06/19/2013 21:30)
Reported: 7/3/2013 2:35:48 AM 02:35
Posted: 7/3/2013
Location: Safford, AZ
Shape: Light
Duration:20-30 seconds
Orang/reddish round lights, like a ball of fire, in east sky, night w/little moonligh. Appeared and disappeared like a flip of a switch

On June 19, 2013 I was driving due east on Artesia Road, a dirt road, to return home from a trip into town. Artesia Road is about 12 to 13 miles due south from Safford, Graham, Arizona. My daughter was with me and it was about 9:30 p.m (2130) to 9:45 p.m. (2145).

I always look around when I drive. We have to watch out for coyotes, snakes, deer, etc. on the road. There is one house on Artesia Road that has tall pine trees in front of the property. In the county, where Artesia Road is and where we live, most people have what is called a safety light on telephone and or electrical poles since there is no other source of lighting to light their property.

A light caught my eye and at first I thought it was a safety light coming on, although coming on late since it was very dark. I saw the light through the pine trees. I thought it was shorted out or something. As I passed the pine trees and was able to see the sky without any obstructions, I noticed another light that appeared, like someone flipped a switch. I said “I don't believe it”. My daughter said “Not again” referring to the UFO light I saw last year. I said “Yes, there are the same UFO lights I saw last year” (also in the exact same area and also in the east sky. The one light I saw last year was south east.) Both lights were orange/red, more on the red side. They were side by side. They appeared for only about 20 seconds. I stopped the car to watch. When they disappeared, once again, it was like a switch was flipped. They appeared suddenly and disappeared suddenly. No fading in or out, no traveling across the sky (like one would see on an airplane in the night sky), no blinking, no fading like a flare would. The first light appeared and about 5 seconds later the second light appeared. After about 20 seconds the first light to appear disappeared first and then about 3 seconds later the second light disappeared. They appeared and disappeared in the blink of an eye, it was that fast. They were quite large.