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Occurred : 8/22/2001 21:50 (Entered as : 08/22/01 21:50)
Reported: 8/23/2001 00:18
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
Bright Lights in the Southern Sky over Phoenix.

Just before 10:00 pm, I could see two large redish/orange lights about 45deg. in the sky. I am located in North Scottsdale and was looking south towards South Mountain. From my vantage point, I could not tell exactly how far they were from my location, but I would guess closer to South Pheonix. The two lights did not move at all. They stayed in a stationary position, until one seemed to disappear. A few seconds later, the second one disapeared. About a minute later, I could almost see one again, but it never was as bright as the first time. I have served in the military, and I know what flares look like... I can also say that this isn't the first time that I have seen these lights in the same general direction. What is going on here? Why isn't there more exposure to this? Or have I missed something altogether?