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Occurred : 12/31/2015 22:00 (Entered as : 12/31/15 22:00)
Reported: 1/1/2016 7:37:37 PM 19:37
Posted: 1/5/2016
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Shape: Light
Duration:60 minutes
Star-like object in southeast sky over Reservation with distinct multi-colored lights.

((NUFORC Note: Sighting of the star, Sirius. PD))

Both yesterday (12/31/15) and tonight (1/1/16) we have seen a star-like object in the southeast sky as we went on a walk. It caught my attention because it looks larger that a normal star and was twinkling different colors - blue, green, white, and red. It behaved like the star as it moved higher in the sky as the night went on. I lost interest as I thought it must have been just a star.

Tonight I went for a walk with my parents and saw it again. I pointed it out and they thought it was very strange. My whole family lived hear O'Hare in Chicago for a majority of our lives making us used to aircraft. We got out the binoculars and four of us (me, my parents, my boyfriend) viewed it through the binoculars all seeing the same thing - distinct red, blue, green, white lights - my dad said it reminded him of LEDs because they were so vivid and distinct. I could also see the halo around the object changing color with the object. My parents said they've never seen an! ything like it. It was higher than the planes that had taken off from the PHX airport (south, southwest of where we are, which flew below within the same view). This is near 101 off Indian Bend Road. I am visiting my parents from Chicago. They said it is over the Native Amer Reservation east of Scottdale. I would like to know if this could be disproven, but everything man-made that flies doesn't really fit. Also, it doesn't fit as a star considering the distinct lighting. I also have video, but it's so grainy and it only looks like a star. Please let me know if anyone has an idea or if you would like video.