NUFORC Sighting 132525

Occurred: 2017-02-08 21:30 Local
Reported: 2017-02-08 21:20 Pacific
Duration: 5-10 minutes
No of observers: 2

Location: Avondale, AZ, USA

Shape: Light
Characteristics: Lights on object, Emitted beams, Changed Colo

Large orange/reddish light high in the sky, moves horizontal and fades away.

Between 21:30-21:45 tonight I witnessed one large orange light moving in a straight horizontal line. It was in the Northeast sky high up next to Ursa Major at that time in the evening sky. It slowly moved in a southwesterly direction.

At first I assumed it was an airplane or helicopter of some kind, but as it continued towards my direction I could hear absolutely no sound coming from it. The light was changing from an orange to reddish orange color and the light had star like shaped beams, similar to what commercial airplane lights look like when making their decent, or a headlight. It was incredibly bright, and larger than any other stars in the sky.

I watched it for close to 5 minutes before I asked a family member to come outside and see it. We stood together watching it for another 2-3 minutes when it stopped moving and stayed stationary, bobbing around a little before fading into nothing. I could see no other signs of aircraft other than the one light. There were no other lights or air craft in the area at the time. I stayed outside looking for it for another 5-10 minutes and it did not return.

Posted 2017-02-10

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