NUFORC Sighting 53844

Occurred: 2006-12-06 20:00 Local
Reported: 2006-12-06 19:35 Pacific
Duration: 25 minutes
No of observers: 1

Location: Maricopa, AZ, USA

Shape: Triangle
Characteristics: Lights on object

Orange lights in the sky

I was driving home through the Gila River Indian Reservation (on the southern edge of the Phoenix metro area), when I noticed several dark orange, bright circular lights in the sky (like the color of street lights).

I drove through Maricopa until I was in open land again, and could see a total of four lights about 5 miles to the southwest, several thousand feet up. There were three lights in a straight line, and a fourth light a little ways off, making an elongated isosceles triangle.

The lights would randomly flicker on and off - sometimes off for 30 seconds and then flicker on in the same location). I watched for a couple minutes - the total duration from when I first saw them until they totally flickered off was about 20-25 minutes.

I turned around to head home, and as I was driving back in my subdivision, I could see the one light again at the top of the triangle (maybe 10 minutes after I left).

The whole thing was stationary, and didn't move.


Possibly flares over the Gila Bend Firing Range?? PD

Posted 2006-12-07

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