|Occurred : 11/27/2014 18:45 (Entered as : 11/27/2014 18:45)
Reported: 11/27/2014 11:04:22 PM 23:04
Location: Phoenix, AZ
|They were close enough to get a good look but not a good recording.
I was driving on the I17. Just past the airport and on the right, over a neighborhood, you could see them. Real bright diamond and hexagon shaped orange lights. The pattern looked like if they were being held up like a string of lights.
I pulled off and went into the neighborhood to take a look and see what they were to find that they were free moving objects slowly heading south easterly. From the bottom they appeared round and looked to be weather or hot air balloons. At first there were three. They were close enough to tell that they certainly were not balloons. They were low and holding elavation.
As soon as the first one got in what would have been almost right over the airport. We could see what looked like a cloth or shading extend out and fold over the bottom. Which darkened it from all sides and made the bottom appear to match the stars at a much further distance. Fortunately we have a lot of smoke looming over the city from a mulch fire which made the shadings visible slightly enough too see it eventually disappearing from view. As soon as the first one went out the other two followed. They picked up speed and were gone in seconds.
Suddenly another one appears. And then a much larger one appeared brighter and closer to the first three. And did the same thing. Another one appeared to come back around from where the others left. And then reversed and disappeared. Definitely not planes helicopters or weather balloons.
Attempted to call the airport, they blew me off.