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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/28/2004 04:00 (Entered as : 04/28/2004 04:00)
Reported: 4/28/2004 3:32:22 PM 15:32
Posted: 4/30/2004
Location: Tempe, AZ
Shape: Sphere
Duration: 2 seconds
Characteristics: The object left a trail, There was an aura or haze around the object, The object changed color
BRIGHT light falling, hour later light leaving south

Me and my friend were standing out in front of the house smoking a cigarette, I was telling him about a UFO I thought I had saw earlier in the night when all of a sudden a bright white sphere with a tail streaks about (perspective-from-ground) 5ft. through the air and dissapears instantly. The object was so close that it had lit up the whole street. "If it had been a falling star that close there would have been smoke lingering in the air", I said to my friend. Eight minutes after we had seen it there was a loud, deep EXPLOSION, it didn't sound like a backfire or gunshot. We were pretty freaked out. We sat their for about an hour discussing what we had seen, trying to identify what we had seen logically, when a light that had been sitting in the sky for that whole hour, decided to just start heading south and dissapear maybe 4 seconds after it had started moving. The odd thing about it was that when it had started moving the sky was just starting to turn blue from the sun coming up. That is what my friend and I saw. Believe me, it was scary. (chills)