|Occurred : 8/17/1999 19:30 (Entered as : 08/17/99 19:30)
Reported: 8/31/1999 09:19
Location: Phoenix, AZ
|four lights in diamond config., size: laptop held at arms length. fast, silent, superstruture.
After exiting the AMC theatre in Tempe (which was playing "Sixth Sense") at about 9:30, 60 or so people were looking up at the sky toward the North. I looked up and saw four white lights spaced in the shape of a diamond. The size was about the size of a laptop computer held at arms length. There was a dark superstructure filling in the area between the lights as contrasted against the cloud cover behind it. It hovered for a few minutes then shot off to the north, N. Phoenix, then shot back to the south, then back to the origin- al position, and then shot straight up through the clouds, dissappearing. There was no noise from it. There was no build up of speed as most of our conventional aircraft would exhibit. It appeared to move at a constant, very rapid velocity. And did not appear to slow down. It just came to an immediate stop. The local radio station (93.5Mz??) was asking for people, who saw it, to call in. People from N. Phoenix did see it and called it in. I was expecting to see it in the local paper but there was nothing at all, which is quite supprising since so many people saw it and it was talked about on a local radio station. I am not a local. Was in town on business.