|Occurred : 10/12/2000 18:59 (Entered as : 10/12/00 18:59)
Reported: 10/13/2000 07:06
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Duration:app 18 min
Red ball shaped object observed from backyard of Gilbert, Az home while looking to my w/nw. Object appeared to be in the McQueen/Guadalupe area Chandler/Gilbert Az. Object was app. 20' in diameter and app. 2000' in altitude. Object appeared to strobe from the bottom. Object began blinking when incoming aircraft approached in landing formation. I got app. 18 minutes of video on a Sony Hi 8 8MM 72X and app. 18- 35MM pictures. Observed object move several times before it blinked out near the Baseline/ Val Vista area of Gilbert, Az.