NUFORC Sighting 126511

Occurred: 2016-03-18 20:20 Local
Reported: 2016-03-23 14:03 Pacific
Duration: 25 seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: Mesa, AZ, USA

Shape: Triangle
Characteristics: Aircraft nearby

Triangular shape object flying overhead maybe 50 feet was seen.

While attending a LDS/Mormon Easter Pageant last Friday evening at the Mesa Temple in Mesa, AZ... approximately 20mins after 8pm, while there was a break in the play. Just for a second in relaxing while I was looking up to the stars, noticing a half-faced moon (facing south-west) I noticed during the event/show there were airplane learjets flying from south to north-western pattern which would fly directly over my head say every 50 secs. This was a bother at times when I'm trying to enjoy the show as these jets were only a few hundred feet above me. So as I looked up one time I noticed a triangular shaped craft as I took aim with my eyes for a closer examination. I noticed there was at least 2 circular shapes within this triangle... it was not lit up internally but the shape of this was illuminated from the street lights (Main street which was to my right) and the surrounding lights. This shape was say 40 to 50 feet above me it seemed like and was taking a! northern flight path. It seemed to be the speed of like a quad-copter or drone which my first thought was that someone probably is currently flying a drone because it would make a great camera/video of the event that night but after I was examining this object as it hovered slowly at the same altitude there were several brief moments in the play/show where there were no sounds so I had a good listen to the surrounding area while it was flying overhead and I noticed no sound coming from this craft. After further thought I ruled out it was any quad copter/drone because something that size would be quite loud enough for me and others to hear it's props/engine. I was asked by my family later when I told them what I saw why I didn't catch their attention when I saw it first but this whole experience took maybe 20-25 secs was all so I was recording this experience and taking in all of my senses in to determine what it was exactly. Besides, if I would have told them about it and to look up, etc... I would have missed more of the details! of what I saw. In another detail of this craft I was prompted to remember the framing of this triangle/object I saw as it had thick bars outlining this triangle... almost thinking it was from an Erector set, haha, but again I saw no evidence of it being owned by people or could be bought in any Hobby store... as there were no sounds coming from it when all around me was quiet for a few seconds. I following watching this object and even cupping my forehead and face to block other lights around me and it flew a northern path until I couldn't see it anymore as it flew into the darkness. So it either flew at a higher altitude or flew away so far that the current surrounding lights that I was seeing it could not lite it up anymore.

This experience prompted me to submit this post as I couldn't find any other UFO sighting/records around the area/valley with this same experience and description.

Thank you for your attention.

Posted 2016-03-24

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