|Occurred : 6/5/2014 20:20 (Entered as : 06/05/14 20:20)
Reported: 6/7/2014 9:31:35 AM 09:31
Location: Witch Wells (rural AZ), AZ
|10 "stars" in stationary cluster one at a time move and disappear in sighting over Arizona.
My home is off-grid in an area known as Witch Wells where my closest neighbor is several miles away and the nearest town is about 30 miles away, other than that it is thousands of square miles of high desert with next to no light pollution at night. I have seen a number of UFOs in my life and spent 10 years in the military, so I have seen just about every kind of aircraft there is.
On the 5th of June this year I went outside in the front of my house with my dog to have a cigarette. It was about 20:20 in the evening and the moon was about half full. At this time there were no planes or any aircraft of any kind in the sky which is rare here because I see aircraft of all kinds including military everyday. I was facing towards the southern horizon and was just star gazing. I tilted my head looking almost straight up but still more towards a direction of South-South-East. I was observing what I thought was a cluster of stars until one of the "stars" began moving at a very fast rate of speed and heading towards the southern horizon. The object looked exactly like a star, same size, same shape and same brightness. However it was moving and after a few minutes as it continued at the same speed it slowly faded out until it had disappeared.
Now I have seen satellites a number of times before and even the International Space Station once but this was neither. It was not long after that in the same small area of the night sky which I had seen the first a second began to move in the same exact way as the first. It was moving in the same direction and again looked exactly like a star and was moving in what appeared to be the same speed.
I began to question myself and began looking around for planes but there were none for comparison and these two "stars" made no sound. The second object then at the same rate of speed faded until it was gone as the first had done. Both act exactly in the same way.
Then I got lucky and did see a meteor seconds later which gave me a good reference. The shooting star had a tail and was gone in a millisecond so that ruled out that possibility. Then planes flying at high altitude began to fly by making the sounds of jet engines and I could clearly see there navigation lights blinking so that was ruled out.
Over the course of the next hour I witnessed 10 of these same exact objects that all behaved the same way, looked the same, traveling at the same speed and fading until they disappeared the same way. The only thing that happened with the 10 objects that was not consistent was that the eighth one moved due North and the tenth one moved due East the all the others moved due South.
They all had been stationary and looked exactly like stars. I really thought I was looking at a small cluster of stars but after an hour that cluster was gone.
Now I do not believe these could have been satellites in Low Earth Orbit or even High Earth Orbit because of the way they behaved. If it is possible that these objects were in High Earth Orbit and were perhaps part of some secret government space project I can only estimate they were traveling anywhere between 40,000 and 60,000 miles per hour and were being operated by someone or something. That of course is only a theory.
I do wish I had other witnesses but I live only with my dog. My dog, ((name deleted)), did act a bit peculiar during this event but I think she was only reacting based on how I was reacting.
After this amazing experience I went inside and looked on all major astronomical websites to see if there had been any reported meteor showers that could be seen in Northwest Arizona and I found nothing. I again wanted to just make sure it was not some natural event.
Yesterday and today I looked on all major UFO reporting websites and found no such reports that saw what I saw.
I thought the Ghost ship witnessed by myself, a crewman and an entire flight crew on a U.S. Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk in the Willipa Bay, Washington, was strange enough when I was stationed at Cape Disappointment. However this one certainly equals it.