NUFORC Sighting 80722

Occurred: 2011-04-02 00:30 Local
Reported: 2011-04-02 01:58 Pacific
Duration: 1 hour
No of observers: 1

Location: Sedona, AZ, USA

Shape: Light
Characteristics: Lights on object, Changed Colo

Circular multi-colored flashing light object flies erratically south to north near Sedona AZ

I went to bed about 12:30 am Saturday, April 2, 2011, and was looking at the stars through our bedroom’s large plate glass window. I that noticed one "star" seemed to be flashing and moving erratically.

I got up and got binoculars and viewed the object which appeared to be red, green, and white lights flashing in a circular pattern (unlike any aircraft I’m familiar with). It was moving erratically from south to north, rising and dipping, and zigzagging left and right. It seemed to be relatively high and briefly disappeared behind a mountain, only to reappear and ascend even higher in the sky as it moved farther north. I observed it for about an hour and it was still very high in the sky when I stopped observing it.

Regarding myself as the observer, I have never had another sighting. I have a post-graduate degree and am over 50 years of age.


Witness elects to remain semi-anonymous; provides no contact information. However, we believe that the report may have been submitted by a person who telephoned our Hotline. I suspect that the witness was looking at either Sirius or Arcturus. PD

Posted 2011-04-03

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