|Occurred : 9/24/2000 06:15 (Entered as : 09/24/00 0615)
Reported: 9/29/2000 19:24
Location: Camp Verde, AZ
|Fast moving bright lights that split and disappeared
Sunrise had not happened yet, but it was light enough to see around the area and the blue color of the sky. It was light enough so no stars were visible. I was looking to the north about 30 degrees above the horizon and a very white bright sharp light caught my eye. It was moving from NW to NE and gaining altitude. It was moving at a rate of speed that I estimate to be 7-10 times faster than any airplane that I know of. It traveled for 2-3 seconds, split into 3 bright lights one above the other. The center light was not as bright as the other two. As soon as the it split, it appeared tocome to a complete stop. The light split into three seperate lights and disappeared. There was no contrails, smoke trails or debris of any sort during flight or when it disappeared. There was no shape detected as it was only the bright light during travel and the three light just prior to disappearing. The sky was clear at the time with no clouds or aircraft in the area. Both my wife and I saw it traveling through the sky, but she turned to look at me in disbelief for a second and didn't see it split into three lights and disappear. When she looked back, it was gone. Both my wife and I spend a total of 33 years in alw enforcment and she now owns her own business and I am a computer network manager.