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Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/6/2000 22:30 (Entered as : 10/06/00 22:30)
Reported: 10/8/2000 03:26
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Mesa, AZ
Shape: Disk
Duration:4 hours
white object appearing to be round with 5 cylinders protruding from bottom

I am not sure what a weather balloon looks like so I am not sure what I was seeing. I have never made a report before. I was checking a tree in my back yard and looked up, almost direct overhead, high altitude was a white, but almost opaque but milky, filmy look, when the sun hit it glinted as if hitting bright reflection. It looked at if something was protruding from the bottom. I got my field glasses and through the glasses saw 5 cylinders coming from the bottom extending slightly out at the outer sides as if it could be a landing apperatus. This object hovered for about an hour and a half then started moving slowly to the west where it disappeared around 2:30 to 3pm. I would have not made this report but my daughter in Kansas mentioned she had heard of new sightings recently in Phoenix and Tucson. I can't find any reports although a friend said she heard it mentioned on television that some had seen what I did and they did not know what it was. I did take two pictures but I am not sure what they will show as I have not had the film developed.

((NUFORC Note: Description is somewhat reminiscent of a high-altitude helium balloon. Please see entries for 04OC00. We will attempt to resolve this one. PD))