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Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/4/1999 21:30 (Entered as : 02/04/99 21:30)
Reported: 2/9/2000 01:58
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
Shape: Circle
Duration:15 minutes
Bright yellowish-colored lights east of Glassford Hill. No sound. Slow movement forming various formations. Changed color all at once & disappeared all at once.

Four of us were leaving a restaurant after dinner when we noticed four bright, yellowish-colored lights, much brighter than the surrounding stars, appeared just east of Glassford Hill. We watched them for a couple of minutes before the restaurant help noticed us pointing at the sky and came out to see what was going on. There were between 9 to 10 of us viewing these lights. We were at the south end of Glassford Hill and the objects appeared to be about a mile from us between 1000-3000' high - it was hard to judge. An airplane on the way to Prescott Airport flew just west of and below the objects and they appeared to be much higher than the plane. There was no sound and no apparent movement at first. They appeared as if they were hugh, yellow stars. Then they started moving somewhat like a helicopter would move. Their formation at first consisted of three objects forming a triangle and a 4th off to the side (see Diagram 1). Then the 4th object moved to the bottom and off to one side (see Diagram 2). The remaining three objects then formed a vertical, perfectly straight line (see Diagram 3), moving very slowly. The 4th object remained in its position the whole time. All at once they changed color from yellowish to a dull orange all at the same time. One of the three objects then moved up towards the middle object and almost touched it & remained there for a few seconds before resuming its original position (see Diagram 4). The three objects then formed a straight line again and once more one of the three come up to meet another, almost touching again. We have never seen anthing come that close together without a collision. Finally, all four of them made a horizontal, perfectly straight line and then disappeared all at once (see Diagram 5). We could not detect any shape to the objects or lights on them. They appeared, as stated before, to just be hugh, bright, yellow stars, except that they moved & made various formations. Two of the observers own a business in Prescott Valley. Another observer is employed by them as a salesman and is a former police officer from Phoenix. The fourth observer is a department manager of a local store. We do not know the backgrounds of the restaurant personnel. We will be sending a copy of an official map indicating our position at the time of the sighting.