NUFORC Sighting 39791

Occurred: 2004-10-14 19:37 Local
Reported: 2004-10-15 00:15 Pacific
Duration: 2 hours
No of observers: 2

Location: Prescott (southwest of), AZ, USA

Shape: Light
Characteristics: Lights on object, Changed Color, Aircraft nearby

Bright orange hued lights that pulsed, faded, disappeared, reappeared in different locations and danced with quick movements.

From our vantage point, we could see everything from the NW to the SE for as far as the eye could see, on a perfectly clear night with absolutely no overcast and a new moon. The first object was a single orange light, straight west from the lookout. It just appeared,midway in the sky, stayed for 10 to 15 seconds, very bright (the brightest light in the sky) and then quickly dimmed and vanished. It reappeared maybe 10 seconds later in the same spot only to once again dim and vanish. We then noticed a trio of orange lights to the SSW of our location, lower to the horizon, and watched them for maybe 2 minutes until they too just disappeared. That group of 3 lights reappeared further to the east of where it previously was, and remained in the same formation for a few more minutes until a 4th light appeared. It was then that the first light we saw straight to the west reappeared. Both groups of lights remained visible for several more minutes until the westward light dimmed and vanished, and the group of 4 vanished a minute after that. The light to the west reappeared after a few minutes, followed a minute later by the group of lights, now 3 again in the same original formation... one light with another directly above it and another above and to the right of that one. The single light vanished after a few minutes, and the trio a minute after that. That was the last to be seen of the single westward light. The group to the SW reappeared, in the same formation while 2 more lights appeared slightly eastward of those. These 2 groups of lights acted exactly like the first... the westward light(s) would dim and vanish and the SW group would vanish soon after. All of these lights would pulse with brightness, and would have periods of solid brightness. They all vanished and did not return, but now a single light would appear from the south and slowly grow brighter and slightly gain in elevation. At the closest point (still too far to be determined), you could see colors of red, blue and green pulsating around the main white w/orange light. The colors could be seen with the naked eye, and confimed all that much more with binoculars. That object would vanish and reappear several times, and even sped west to east quickly but shortly, sped back to the west and even at one time "danced"... very quickly speeding in an abstract pattern only to vanish again. This all took place over a course of 2 1/2 hours, beginning at 8:00pm. and when we left at 10:30, the time between sightings was getting longer. A curious thing... when the lights would vanish, we would see lights from passing aircraft pass by the area within a half minute, and the lights would reappear when the aircraft was gone. All in all, it was an incredible sight to watch.


We believe that celestial bodies would have to be ruled out as a possible cause of the sighting, before we could conclude that the witness observed genuine UFO's. PD

Posted 2004-10-27

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