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Occurred : 8/5/2018 20:48 (Entered as : 08/05/18 20:48)
Reported: 8/5/2018 10:01:35 PM 22:01
Posted: 8/10/2018
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Shape: Changing
Duration:>1 hour
Numerous objects (6+) moving in various directions being pursued by military crafts it appeared, nighttime above Scottsdale, AZ.

1450ft above sea level.

Viewed from 33°36’48” N x 111°52’35 W Viewed with a naked eye Numerous unidentified “aircraft” shaped objects above North Scottsdale, Sunday, August 5th, 2018, at 8:48 p.m.

The initial object was a solid bright orange, not flashing, then the orange disappeared and was replaced by what appeared to be all dark with a spotlight being adjusted. This object was moving NE to SW, then changed direction and moved W, it flew at increased and decreased pitch like a greater-than-less-than symbol.

Several airplanes appeared shortly after and began flying towards the object, at which point three additional objects that appeared to look like Military Drones, as they were torpedo-shaped but with large bat or seagull shaped wings. As it was dark outside, I determined shape by looking at the cast of the light. Eventually a fourth object that was solely a golden Naples-yellow color appeared where previously I had identified Venus as being with the use of the SkyView Application, as if the lights were just turned on, and then the object began traveling quite slowly North to South.

All of the objects with the exception of the identifiable aircraft were silent, and no wind sheer could be heard. The initial object appeared to be around 15,000 feet high, while the other objects appeared to be above the 38,000ft altitude most commercial aircraft fly at.

Then at 9:35pm what initially appeared to be a military aircraft, silently jettisoned across the sky very quickly, North to South, before eventually turning and heading East also seen from Scottsdale. Though initially it appeared to be a military jet with traditional lighting for perhaps a Stealth plane or an F18 Hornet, then the lights suddenly vanished and a golden light overtook the silhouette of the aircraft and instead of traveling East it made a full loop very quickly as if traveling faster than anything I’d ever seen before, at which point a loud guttural sound was heard, perhaps it was an antique military craft, but all observations do not support that theory. Throughout the totality of the event a plethora of sounds could be heard from airplane, to jet sounds, to sounds similar to motor boats, as well as sounds similar to Electronic music synthesizers.

The initial observer and his fiancée are a 34 year old man and a 33 year old woman ,residents of Scottsdale, who is originally from Chicago and recently moved to Arizona in 2017, initially moving to Wickenburg before moving to Scottsdale on 1/118. The man is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago and has a degree in Art History and has a passion for art, fashion, photography, wildlife, poetry, literature, history, Geology, Lapidary, Nature, and Politics. The woman studied Pre-Med at Northwestern University Chicago and received an additional degree in Creative Non-fiction from Pitzer College, California, she top shares many of the same interests, and they both work in high fashion retail management.

The third observer is an Arizona native, 35 years old, with a history of drug abuse and extensive criminal background, the fourth observer is also an Arizona Native who works in Engineering and Refrigeration, lives in Scottsdale and enjoys off-roading. He is 39 years of age.