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Occurred : 9/30/2001 01:05 (Entered as : 09/30/01 0105)
Reported: 9/30/2001 3:03:38 AM 03:03
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Shape: Fireball
Duration:ten seconds
0105 hours, streaming flash of golden objects.

I had just finished swimming in my pool. I was toweling off when a fast moving 'golden flash' caught my eye. I looked up and saw two extremely fast moving objects flying through the sky coming towards my North Phoenix home (trajectory was southwest headed northeast). However, the objects flew on a heading to the northwest. As the objects flew past my home, I saw a third light (object?), also golden.

The objects resembled chaffe or flares, but they were not falling. They were moving horizontally and at an extremely fast clip.. They appeared to be flying in a very tight bunch. I expected the objects to fall towards the earth, but they elevated at that time. I then went inside to see if any explosions had been reported in the area. I checked the net & televised news. Nothing at this time.

Immediate thoughts: Shooting stars (much too close to the ground), asteroids/space debris...errant missles from an F-16 (Luke Air Force Base is located in the direction that the objects came from, approx. 15 miles from my home). I must point out that I've seen F-16's at night and during the day. A friend used to work on them at Luke. The objects were in no way near the size of an F-16.

At no time did I see traditional form to the matter that passed by. No wings, smoke or trailing airstreams. However, the objects were moving so fast that the gold color trailed. One other peculiarity, there was no sound at all. I live in a sleepy residential area and at 1:05 AM, I should have heard something from objects so close to the ground. Believe me, I am 42 and have never seen anything like this. I have never seen a UFO, nor do I feel that I saw one (classical sense) tonight. What I did see was something extraordinary.