NUFORC Sighting 63116

Occurred: 2008-04-10 21:45 Local
Reported: 2008-05-12 19:56 Pacific
Duration: 50 sec
No of observers: 1

Location: Surprise, AZ, USA

Shape: Light
Characteristics: Aircraft nearby

I called your hotline and wanted to add some deatails, I was told to put it writing This is the same report as I sent last night with a little more..I would like to report a sighting last night at about 9:45pm over Surprise AZ. What looked like an unusually bright star in between the last 2 stars in the tail of the big dipper that was twice as bright as the other stars stayed fixed and did not move for about 20 seconds. Then it began to slowly move back and forth I thought my eyes were playing games but I judged the realationship between the other stars and this bright object had subtle movment then it smoothly started "sliding" off to the right and quickly got darker at the same time moving east/northeast then it was dark and I could no longer see it, just 10 minutes earlier I saw a Solid white "star" blinking off and on every 5 seconds seen in the northwest sky moving left to right,East did not have the normal red and green lights of a normal aircraft, I thought it could have been a satelite rotating reflecting the light of the sun on it's solar panels that had set hours earlier.About 5 to 10 minutes after seeing the object in the big dipper 4 F16's flew out of Luke air force base in the general direction of the object I saw in the big dipper and flew right over my house, they normally do not fly at that time of night and not in loose formation, I live near Luke AFB and have a general idea of thier flights they train pilots and fly in tight formations in gruops of 2 to 4 aircraft. If you have any questions I would gladly answer them because there are certain details that are hard to put in writing.

Thank you((name deleted)) Surprise AZ.

Posted 2008-06-12

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