|Occurred : 3/15/2018 23:00 (Entered as : 03/15/18 23:00)
Reported: 7/10/2018 11:44:04 PM 23:44
Location: Green Valley, AZ
|Date is approximate, and viewed a similar event about two weeks before this one, but in different part of the sky.
I stepped out of my casita to check weather and look at the stars about 2300 hours. (I did this most nights when wintering in Arizona.) Weather was clear; no clouds. I was looking west/northwest and at an angle of about 50 degrees watched a small, bright white light blink on and off very quickly followed in one second or so by a much brighter light which lasted only a second. When the second flash of light ended, I noticed a very dim group of white lights in a triangular pattern move from right to left where the light was just a second ago. The individual lights were very small, perhaps as small (or smaller) than a small star, and the entire triangular pattern would have been entirely covered by the the fingernail on my pinky finger held at arm's length, so if that light pattern indicated a vehicle, that vehicle was at a great altitude which I'm estimating at 30,000 feet.
About two weeks before this event, I witnessed only one bright light blink on and then off in about 1 second and at an angle of about 35-40 degree while I was looking directly south. There was only that one light during that event, and I noticed no triangular pattern of lights after the flash. I noticed no sound during either event.
I checked to see if a rocket had been launched in California at the time of the event mentioned first above, but I don't believe a rocket was launched at that time.
I am a retired industrial sales manager who winters in Arizona for a couple of months each year. I have good eyesight.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))