|Occurred : 4/18/2014 23:05 (Entered as : 04/18/14 23:05)
Reported: 4/19/2014 12:13:26 AM 00:13
Location: Phoenix, AZ
|Noticed a bright orange somewhat flickering fire colored light coming from south to north
At approx. 11:05pm, on April 18, 2014, I was in my backyard, noticed a bright orange somewhat flickering light coming from south to north in the Sky Harbor Airport area in central Phoenix, kind of looked like a small flickering fire, coming somewhat in my direction it started to turn to the west like a normal jet plane would. As it turned I was looking for a strobe light like on a plane, there was nothing no noise either, then as it turned to the west holding its altitude of maybe 3-4 thousand feet, the flickering fire looking light turned to a more solid appearing orange-yellow light. I ran into the house to get my binoculars as quick as I could.
As I came out the the object was farther away still going west, then it appeared to just nose dive and went out of site, a few seconds later I saw a second orange flickering light object farther away to the southwest towards downtown phoenix flying level for a few seconds and it too nose dived out of sight.
The third object came approx. 20 seconds later with the same flight path as the first one. And again where the first one turned, this one did as well at the same altitude. This time having the binoculars I started to look for it.
As it turned away, I saw it, either it was oval or round being in a banking turn and out the back end of it where several maybe 6-8 equally spaced bright solid yellowish lights where the back end of it would be. I had a good eyeball on it as it turned, then all of a sudden those lights I was looking at out the back of it went dark, yet I was still panning on a dark object in the sky afterwards for a few seconds more.