Reported: 2008-09-02 23:28 Pacific
Duration: 1+ hour
No of observers: 3
Location: Mesa, AZ, USA
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object
Two bright amber colored lights appeared over Phoenix, Az
About 9:15pm, I went on my patio to look at the stars (which I do regularly), and noticed two very bright amber colored lights in the distance. I am in far NE Mesa, close to the Tonto National forest. I am fairly high up on the mountain, and these lights were directly south of my view, possibly over Chandler or Gilbert.
I went back inside to get my husband since I wanted his opinion as to what these were. We were back out on the patio together within less than 30 seconds. Within about 20 seconds the light to the right faded out, and immediately after, the left faded out.
After about 1 minute, these lights both appeared again in the same exact spot. They were not as bright as they had been when we first spotted them.
Over the course of the next hour and a half, these lights continually faded in and out. Sometimes it took 5 to 10 minutes for the appear again.
We noticed that when the faded back on again, they had moved slightly - sometimes higher, sometimes lower, and sometimes spaced apart a little bit. We also noticed a very smaller (third) light that would sometimes move around these other larger more stationary lights.
I brought my teenage out the patio to witness this, to see what he thought. All of us were completely at a loss for what this was.
We called two news stations and reported this.
I wanted to call Luke Airforce Base, but could not find a contact number anywhere on their website.
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