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Occurred : 9/30/1999 19:30 (Entered as : 09/30/1999 19:30)
Reported: 10/8/1999 02:30
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Chandler (but seemed far away and high in), AZ
Shape: Sphere
Duration:5 minutes
Sphere was aiming light like a flashlight on glowing smoke.

Solid sphere of glowing white light appeared out of nowhere in the sky as if someone turned on a giant flashlight. Approximately 10 or 20 miles away, the object appeared to be anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000 feet in altitude. And at the same time as the appearance of the sphere was the beam of light shooting down from it at an angle. Very bright, far brighter than any light I have ever seen, for a moment I thought heaven was opening up and peeking down at us. The strong beam was pointed directly onto a glowing red, twisted, tornado-like cloud. The sphere, glowing cloud, and white beam were all stationary for five minutes. As the sphere and beam appeared out of nowhere, so did the glowing red twisty, tornado-like cloud, which appeared to touch the ground as a tornado would, but was totally stationary. However, the "tornado" did not have a cloud above it, as it just dissipated into the sky, about 1/4 the heighth of the sphere. After five minutes of sitting totally stationary, the sphere and beam of light disappeared completely, but the red glowing cloud stayed stationary. Gradually, the glowing cloud dissolved into nothingness over a period of another five minutes.