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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/6/1997 19:00 (Entered as : 01/06/1997 7:00 PM)
Reported: 7/9/2022 6:42:31 PM 18:42
Posted: 9/9/2022
Location: N/A, AZ
Shape: Light
Duration: 30 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Four amber lights suddenly appeared on a horizontal plane as approached the Phoenix metro area. I was driving on I-10 from Nogales.I

I drove from Nogales, AZ to Phoenix, AZ to deliver ESL Credentials. As I passed what is now Gilbert, I suddenly observed four amber lights which were not there the moment before. The lights s remained on the same horizontal plane and did not move as I observed them.They did not illuminate the surrounding area. They appeared to be about 20 degrees above the horizon and were about 30 degrees azimuth, over what I estimated was Mesa and Apache Junction . The lights were approximately 20 mils apart. They never appeared to move. I was in a closed car, so could hear any noise. I continued to observe the lights as I approached the Phoenix metro are, turning my head until no longer possible. The light s remained on the same plane and the same elevation throughout the sighting.