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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 6/1/2014 20:45 (Entered as : 06/01/2014 20:45)
Reported: 6/6/2014 5:57:19 PM 17:57
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Duration: 1 minute
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
On June 1, 2014, I was leaving my job near the southwest side of Gilbert, Arizona, heading toward the southeast side. I was on the telephone and was looking for traffic behind me in the side mirror of my vehicle and noticed a red light that looked as if it could have been from a hot air balloon (which are popular around these parts) to the north.
After staring for some time I realized there wasn't a hot air balloon. The craft appeared like a triangle with a round top and looked to have flames coming off it. But, after watching a few moments, the craft looked to be moving upward and so were the flames.
I told the person on the phone what I was seeing in detail as I continued to look back and forth at the object as I proceeded to drive eastward down the road.
As I continued on looking back and forth at the object (unable to stop due to traffic around me), it continued upward until it looked like a small dot next to the moon.
I did not see it go through the atmosphere. It moved at a slower pace until it got further upward.
I believe this to be a UFO because this is not my first visual encounter.