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Occurred : 8/26/2001 21:28 (Entered as : 08/26/01 21:28)
Reported: 8/26/2001 22:04
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Shape: Light
Gold light with halo, with "bits" falling from it.

It was a bright light. It had a rich gold color and moved at a constant speed. It looked as though it had a halo just above the light but at a slanted angle (about 45 degrees), just around the tip of the light, but the "halo" was very vague and my friend didn't see it too well. My friend and I noticed when it started getting distant it looked as though it was droping something, like pieces of it were falling off and then fading away (like little gold drops). We first thought it might be a flare fizzing out, but since I live in an urban area of Phoenix there are very rare instances where military jets fly over dense areas of the city and I don't remember flares being gold color and traveling at that speed. We thought the light was going to fade out but it didn't, it kept a constant speed (a little faster than an aircraft.) There were no sudden speed increases or change in course. My friend suggested it might be a meteor, but from what I know I don't think it was. It was too slow for a meteor and too fast for an airplane. I looked for blinking lights but it had none. There was an instance where we thought it disapeared because the light faded away, but it came back and then it finally left our line of sight.