|Occurred : 3/30/2000 18:50 (Entered as : 3/30/00 18:50)
Reported: 3/31/2000 06:03
Location: Phoenix (south of, I-10, milepost 184), AZ
|Airborn object with bright light disappeared.
Driving SE on I-10 south of Phoenix, AZ, at about milepost 184 at 18:50 hours I observed a single, bright light at an apparent elevation of 10 degrees above the horizon. It was located SE of me along and above the freeway. The light was noticeably brighter than the headlamps of oncomming automobiles. The light was not a point source: it had a visible diameter perhaps 1/10 of the diameter of a full moon. I observed this object for about two seconds. It was stationary above the freeway and I at first thought it to be a police helicopter monitoring traffic. There was enough ambient light (this was post sundown but before twilight) to readily see details on cars and scenery miles away. I had the impression that I could almost see some sort of vehicle behind the bright light in the sky. There were neither wings nor identifying aircraft lights visible on the object. I looked down to size up the traffic around me for no longer than one second and then looked back up to try to identify the airborn object. It was gone. I looked all over the southeastern sky and could see no trace of it. Had it been a helicopter or light aircraft which had simply turned off the light I would certainly have been able to see the craft in the ambient light.