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Occurred : 8/15/2000 20:15 (Entered as : 08/15/00 8:15 PM)
Reported: 8/30/2000 15:11
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Chandler, AZ
Shape: Circle
Duration:8: 25 PM
I ((name deleted)) LIVE IN CHANDLER AZ. ON THE EVENING OF AUGUST 15TH 2000 JUST SHORTLY AFTER SUNSET I WATCH THE SKY FOR A BRITISH AIRLINE 747 JET THAT GOES OVER MY HOUSE EVER NIGHT ABOUT THE SAME TIME 8:00 PM TO 8:15 PM I'M VERY IMPREESED WITH THE 747 JET BEING SO BIG AND CAN TRAVEL ACROSS THE SKY AT SUCH A SLOW SPEED AND VERY LOW OVER MY BACK YARD. SKYHARBOR AIRPORT IN PHOENIX AZ. IS APPROIMATELY 25 MILES NORTHWEST OF ME. JETS THAT COME IN FROM THE WEST COAST PASS SKYHARBOR AIRPORT ON THE SOUTH SIDE. AS THEY GET READY TO SET UP FOR THEIR FINAL APPROACH THEY ARE HEADING EAST PAST THE AIRPORT. THEY BANK TO THE LEFT EVEN WITH MY BACKYARD. THEY START HEADING NORTH THEN BANK LEFT ONCE AGAIN HEADING BACK WEST TOWARDS THE AIRPORT ON THEIR FINAL APPROACH. THEY DROP DOWN FROM ABOUT 15,000 TO 8,000 FEET AT THIS POINT. WELL ON THE EVENING OF THE 15TH OF AUGUST RIGHT IN THE FLIGHT PATH WERE THESE JETS TURN I AND THE WIFE NOTICED TWO BRIGHT RED LIGHTS IN THE SKY NORTH TO NORTHEAST AT 8:15PM THEY WERE THE SIZE OF GOLF BALLS ABOUT 5,000 TO 6,000 FEET HIGH AND ABOUT 3 TO 4 MILES AWAY. THESE TWO LIGHTS JUST SAT THERE FOR 5 MINUTES JUST HOVERING. IF YOU WERE LOOKING AT A CLOCK ONE OF THE LIGHTS WAS AT TWELVE (12) AND THE OTHER AT FIVE (5). I LOOKED AT THESE BRIGHT RED LIGHTS THROUGH MY BINOCULARS THAT ARE 7X50 FIELD STRENGTH. AFTER THE FIRST 5 MINUTES ONE OF THE BRIGHT RED LIGHTS STARTED TO FLICKER THEN IT TURNED COLOR FROM BRIGHT RED TO A VERY BRIGHT AMBER COLOR WHILE IT WAS FLICKERING. BUY THE TIME YOU CAN COUNT OFF THREE SECONDS THAT LIGHT HAD DISAPPEARED VERY FAST IN A DOWN WARD AND EAST DERECTION. WITHIN THE NEXT FEW MINUTES THE REMAINING BRIGHT RED LIGHT ALSO STARTED FLICKERING AND IT TO TURNED COLOR FROM BRIGHT RED TO BRIGHT AMBER COLOR. AND ONCE AGAIN WITH IN A FEW SECONDS IT WAS GONE. AT 8:35 PM I HAD CALLED SKYHARBOR AIRPORT IN PHOENIX AZ.(602)273-3311 TALKED TO SOME GENTELMEN AND ASKED IF HE HAD GOTTEN ANY REPORTS OF THESE RED LIGHTS 25 MILES EAST OF THE AIRPORT. HE HAD TOLD ME HE HASN'T HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT THE! SE LIGHT S IN THE SKY. NOTHING HAS BEEN REPORTED. SO I THEN CALLED THE TV NEWS STATION CHANNEL 10 IN PHOENIX AZ. THE REPORTER THAT I TALKED WITH HAD TOLD ME THAT THEY HAVE BEEN RECEIVING SWARMS OF CALLS ABOUT THESE RED LIGHTS OVER GILBERT ARIZONA. THE REPORT ALSO TOLD ME THAT HE HAD CALLED THE MESA ARIZONA POLICE DEPARTMENT. THEY TOLD THE REPORTER THAT THOSE LIGHTS ARE A MILITARY EXERCISE USING FALCON HELICOPTERS. THEN ON THE NEXT DAY AUGUST 16TH CHANNELS 3,10,12,15 NEWS TV BROADCAST ALL RAN THE STORY ABOUT RED LIGHTS OVER GILBERT AZ. ON 8/15/00 THEY HAD REPORTED THAT EVEN SOME PILOTS LANDING THEIR AIRCRAFT HAD ASKED THE TOWER WHAT WERE THOSE RED LIGHTS. A FEW PEOPLE EVEN GOT TO VIDEO THE LIGHTS. AND NOTHING SHOWED UP ON RADAR WITH THREE OR FOUR DIFFERENT AIRPORTS THROUGHOUT THE VALLEY. THE MILITARY STATED THERE WERE NO EXERCISES TAKING PLACE AT 8:15 PM ON 8/15/00 THEN WE SAW ANOTHER SIGHTING ON SUNDAY 8/20/2000 IN THE SAME DIRECTION BUT THIS ONE WAS IN THE DAY LIGHT HOURS 4:10 PM UNTIL 4:20 PM IT WAS A WHITE LIGHT IN THE NORTH TO NORTHEAST SKY BUT IT WAS ABOUT ONE MILE HIGH.THE SHAPE WAS LIKE A THIMBEL IT WAS TURNING COLOR FROM WHITE TO YELLOW BACK TO WHITE FOR THE FULL 10 MINUTES AND JUST HOVERING IN ONE SPOT NEVER MOVED.THEN IT STARTED VERY FAST OUT TO THE EAST SKY. I HAD VIEWED THIS UFO THROUGH MY BINOCULARS WHICH BRINGS ITEMS SEVEN TIMES CLOSER.IT WASN'T A JET OR WEATHER BALOON JUST SITTING IN THE SAME SPOT FOR 10 MINUTES BEFORE IT'S FAST DEPARTURE.