NUFORC Sighting 31069

Occurred: 2003-08-30 23:30 Local
Reported: 2003-08-31 17:14 Pacific
Duration: 2 hours
No of observers: 2

Location: Maricopa, AZ, USA

Shape: Unknown
Characteristics: Lights on object, Changed Colo

17 stationary and slow moving starlike objects emitting brilliant rainbow lights

Rainbow lights: Observed what looked like 17 peculiar stars flickering more brightly than usual at irregular intervals. Viewed through binoculars these objects were emitting brilliant flashing rainbow lights -- predominantly red, blue, green and gold. Other stars viewed through the binoculars did not take on this appearance. The majority of these 17 objects remained stationary. Most of them were in the southwestern quarter of the sky near or over the Barry Goldwater military range. A few were observed in the northwest and northern quarters. A few were observed in north-northeastern quarter. A few were viewed in the southern quarter. None were observed directly overhead and all at distances too great to discern shape of object. I only saw the lights which were only visible with the binoculars, not the naked eye, so they appeared to be very far away. Three were observed to be moving very gradually: one in the north moved northwest to northeast in the direction of Phoenix. Then a pair in the south moved closer to one another as did a pair in the northwest. Several of them formed triangles at the points of the compass. Two finally disappeared out of visual range or below the horizon. At one point, one in the south changed from flashing rainbow colors to brilliant purple-blue light. I did not observe any other unusual activity in the skies. Some aircraft flew by during these hours, yet I was completely able to identify them as conventional aircraft due to the wing lights and rapid consistent movement. None of the rainbow objects moved that fast. Most of these objects were still hovering in the sky at the time I went inside to go to bed which was about 1:30 a.m. My background is in the legal profession. My partner witness has a background in semiconductor engineering.

Posted 2003-09-04

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