|Occurred : 9/30/2000 20:00 (Entered as : 09 30 00 2000 +/-)
Reported: 10/6/2000 07:18
Location: Phoenix, AZ
|Phoenix Blue/white Astroid????
It was very dark as my son and I prepared to get ready to change over to night fishing at a lake called Pleasent aprox. 50 miles due north of Phoenix. My son said Dad at least 3 quick times,(my son is 23) to draw my attention to the object that had lighted up south of our location. I turned around very quickley to see a very bright white/blue object of great size traveling at a speed that my son and I agreed would see the object fall to earth very soon ( in fact I kept looking to see a mushroom cloud rise above the hills to our west) there was no cloud nor any sound at all. The object appeared to me to be almost square in size, lile a cube, picture a square moving left to right, now cut into fourths, remove the lower left square and slide it to the left and down to leave a equal gap you'll see a 7, with a square following at the same speed. The object was bright enough to light the lake and the hills around us, it's colors were like a cutting tourch used for cutting steel (in fact the trailing sparks were brighter than steel being cut by a cutting tourch, the sparks trailed the object by about three times its size. The size of the object was hard to figure, but with the skyline of the city & lights to guage, the object was huge, I would say more that a a mile or two across or cubed. It was approximately 40 to 45 degrees above the south horizon, and was not traveling at the speed of a metorite, it was as a slower astroid would travel. the direction was east to west, in fact I was thinking to myself that california would now have another disaster to bare. there was no sound or vibrations, there was no blinking lights, there was only white, blue and some orange hues in the short tail, the object only went in a straight line, no turns, but almost a failing arc to the west (thus, our thinking that it would fall in west Arizona or eastern California. The exact time is hard for us to pin down, we were with out watches, We are thinking that with the sundown not too far behind and our best guessing it was around 8 PM.
((NUFORC Note: Please see other report for this time period. Very dramatic event. PD))