NUFORC Sighting 12046

Occurred: 1997-03-13 20:30 Local
Reported: 2000-02-17 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 3 min.
No of observers: 1

Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA

Shape: Triangle
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aircraft nearby

Another report on the Phoenix lights, but every prospective is important to get the whole picture and or map the object as it decended on Phx.

On March 13,1997, I decided to walk my small dog in the neighborhood, it was a nice evening,I walked NE, then back SW back toward my home. I was at the corner of Ramuda and the block behind my home when I somehow became aware of many lights coming toward me very slowly and deliberately. They were red in color and not too bright but low, very low to the ground coming right towards me. At first I thought,oh it's helicopters from the airforce base or something. The lights were in a v shape but a very wide or fat v. I saw 4 lights that seemed to be evenly apart and one lagged behind, uneven compared to the rest. As they got closer still, I was acutley aware that this wasn't just helicopters because they were close, low and no sound could be heard from them at all. I just stood there in total awe. Even the dog seemed to be aware of this object or objects. The object changed altitude right in front of me, I tried to see stars throught he middle of the lights but saw none. As the object moved away it turned toward the west from coming south and west. As the object changed direction,I could only see 3 lights,still red in color. It also changed speed. I live in North Phoenix in a subdivsion called Tatem Highlands closest crossroads being Tatem and Jomax. Many of my neighbors walk dogs late at night, however I seemed to have been out alone this particular night. There were three folks I yelled at immediatly after the object moved away from me, but they didn't seem to understand what I was saying. My husband is an astronomy teacher and "poohed,poohed" me when I told him what happened. Of course the next day when the story was in the news, he seemed more interested.

Posted 2000-02-23

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