|Occurred : 7/25/2001 23:15 (Entered as : 7/25/01 23:15)
Reported: 7/25/2001 13:12
Location: Phoenix, AZ
|At approximately 11:15 PM on July 24,2001 I was driving home from my son's house. As I drove east on Hatcher Road to my home on 19th Street (last street on the mountain) I saw a bright object that looked somewhat like a Goodyear blimp, but it was covered with lights...multi-colored lights. And it seemed to be traveling at a faster speed than a blimp. It was about 3 blocks away at about 200' in the air. I thought it was going to land on the roof of my home, but it continued in a northeast direction across the mountain. The area is in the Dreamy Draw area of northeast Phoenix. I am 5a 56 year old grandmother of 12 and have never witnessed anything like this before. I immediately called Phoenix Police Department to report what I had seen. They directed me to call Sky Harbor Airport. Sky Harbor said there were no blimps in the area and directed me to call UFO reportings at a 480 area code number. I have been trying to find out all day what this could be. I am curious.
((NUFORC Note: Please see other reports for the same area for July 23rd and 24th. We presumed that the sightings were caused by a blimp advertising beer, but we no longer feel that these sightings are explained by a blimp. PD))