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Occurred : 6/9/2000 20:15 (Entered as : 06/09/00 20:15)
Reported: 6/15/2000 14:49
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Shape: Light
Duration:15 minutes
Large red light seen over the Phoenix area in the north sky

Approximately 8:15pm, my neighbors and I saw a bright red light in the sky. The light was the color of a car tailight, larger than any planet, star, or airplane light, and was approximately 30 degrees above the horizon in the north sky. The light drifted slowly upward for a couple minutes. The light then began to dim and brighten slowly, eventually flickered and disappeared. After, in the northwest sky (near Sky Harbor airport) just above the houses, we saw another light of the same description. Over the course of approximately 15 minutes the light drifted slowly eastward and upward to a similar position as the first light. The light then dimmed, brightened, flickered and disappeared just like the first one. During this time the air traffic in the area was greatly decreased. A couple weeks before, one of the six witnesses stated he saw a similar light (unknown time). On Saturday 6/10/00, I was outside about 8:15pm when I witnessed the same light in the north sky, this time approximately 45 degrees above the horizon. My wife was able to film the light for a couple minutes until it dimmed, brightened, flickered, then disappeared as the others had done.