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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/15/2004 20:05 (Entered as : 10/15/2004 20:05)
Reported: 10/17/2004 2:28:55 AM 02:28
Posted: 10/27/2004
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Shape: Formation
Duration: 15 Minutes
8 light formation traveling straight up South of Phoenix

This sighting is from South Scottsdale around Scottsdale Rd. and McDowell. My neighbor was outside on the phone when at approximately 8:05PM, she saw a strange light rising from the horizon. She called me immediately to come out and look at it with her. Looking South by South West, a single white light was traveling straight up from the horizon. While we were watching it, (what seemed to be several miles away), we noticed a second light, then a third until we had counted eight in all. Each subsequent light seemed to be a mile or so behind the one before it. The fifth light in this formation was larger than the rest and glowing red. The sixth light was much closer to the red one than the others, and seemed to be "dancing" around it. There was a light cloud cover starting at approximately 30 degrees above the horizon. We watched until the last light passed behind the clouds. Elapsed time: 10-15 minutes. In doing some research, I found an article about a sighting being called the Estrella Lights (West Metro Phoenix Area, June 14th, 8:40PM) which is similar, but in this sighting, the lights were in a horizontal configuration and much closer together but did have a red light in the midst of the formation.