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National UFO Reporting Center
Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/30/2001 01:30 (Entered as : 9/30/01 01:30)
Reported: 9/30/2001 3:41:59 PM 15:41
Posted: 10/12/2001
Location: Tempe, AZ
Shape: Other
Duration:aprox 1 min
a missle/warhead type object over the tempe sky

three friends of mine and i were sitting in the back yard of a friend's house when we saw what at first appeared to be a shooting star. it became clear very quick that this was not a shooting star. we quickly moved to a place where we could get a better view. the shape of the object almost seemed missle like, it was gliding in a straight line and appeared to be slowly falling down. it was similar to a trail of lights. two objects exactly like it split off of it and started to also fall. i seem to recall a whizzing sound and so does one other person i was with, however, at least one of the other people who saw it that was standing next to me said they didn't hear anything. anyway, it dissapeared behind a tree so we ran to the front yard to see if we could see it hit something, but it then disappeared into the horizon. very soon after we saw an out of the ordinary amount of non comercial aircraft.

in the wake of the events on the 11th we all were pretty sure this was it and we were all about ready to die. heh. i'm glad everyone seems to be okay. we called our local CBS affliate and they said that other people had reported seeing the same thing but there still hasn't been a report.