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Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/12/2000 19:57 (Entered as : 8-12-00 19:57)
Reported: 8/14/2000 20:55
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Chandler, AZ
Shape: Disk
Duration:20:19
5th video of red light in Gilbert area

On July 12, 2000 we proceed with our nightly skywatch for the red UFO. It came back. I was first alerted by a local from Gilbert that it was out. I was already recording tape but in the wrong direction of the sky. It took less than a minute to record the red UFO. This was higher in elevation than I've seen before. I was just outside 2 minutes before the phone rang and saw nothing. The surveilance camera had the area videotaped were it should of came from. So I guess it just appears in the sky. Again I shot more 80x to 100x video of this object. It was extremely red in color, you could see a double red lights in the viewfinder. With the naked eye could see 1 brightly lite light and a dimmer one just above it. It didn't seem to move much while looking at it directly but the videocamera revealed alot of movement. I was looking due east when I first sighted it at 8:57 pm Angle of view about 45 degrees. At the end of the sighting I was looking SE. The object was heading south and slightly ascending for about 10 minutes. Then it changed direction and started going straight up. When it got close to the cloud bank, it stopped for about 2 minutes. Hovered and moved around incredibly. Then it went up into the clouds and disappeared. The next day after talking to other spotters we determined that the object was in Chandler, about 2 miles from my house and less than 1 mile for the 3 commercial jets seen flying around it. This was one of the best sightings I had so far because it was closer to my house than any of the others so the video is much better. Tom King

((NUFORC Note: We believe the report is for August 12. PD))