NUFORC Sighting 113132

Occurred: 2014-08-26 09:50 Local
Reported: 2014-08-31 23:45 Pacific
Duration: 2 minutes
No of observers: 1

Location: Mesa, AZ, USA

Shape: Disk
Characteristics: Changed Color, Aircraft nearby

I saw a half round disk object in flight zone then realized it was flying against flight path traffic normally flys.

So, I am driving in the city of Mesa, Az, on 9:50 am Tuesday, 08/26/2014, it was the first cloudless day we had in last week, being that we are in monsoon season and have had a particularly rainy season this year.

I see what at first appears to be a plane at a glance especially being that the area is a fly zone over falcon field and sky harbor. Then I realize I have never seen anything flying the opposite way of falcon fields mandated flight path allows. Another detail that had me for a split second assume it was a commercial or private plane was it looked white, and almost textured, but at this time I was looking up at it and may have been looking at the bottom.

Then I noticed it was barely swerving slightly back and forth. So slightly that unless you stared at like I did it could appear to be going straight. This is when I was positive it was worth taking a picture at least.

If my phone wasn't on verge of dying, I would have taken a video. As I got my phone ready to take the picture the object was getting further away quickly even though we were traveling same direction. When I took the picture I wasn't sure if I would be able to see anything. And when you look at the picture you almost can't see anything until you zoom in then you can see it quite clearly. So the time I observed it was about 2 min. approximately, OR the time it takes to travel 2 miles at 40 MPH might be a more accurate way to describe it.

I snapped the picture, passed two palm trees, looked back up and the object in sky was gone. Then I saw a commercial airliner fly by and noticed distinct blinking light on the belly and obvious wing shapes which the object I saw was lacking.

I turned east and by the time I got to my destination 2 miles up the road I observed 2 air force jets both flying straight up with the afterburners on and I remember thinking that they were going much slower than the object they were chasing.

The shape of the craft appeared to be somewhat cigar shape and with the white I was seeing is why it looked at a glance like a jetliner but it quickly looked different in shape but I think this is because of the angle not that it changed in shape and became very obvious to me it was wingless. Half round in shape. The best thing I can think of to compare with is a bike helmet which is kind of funny to me because I imagine both the helmet and the ship were built with aerodynamics in mind.

Posted 2014-09-05

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