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Occurred : 4/1/2002 01:30 (Entered as : 4/1/02 01:30)
Reported: 4/1/2002 4:19:46 AM 04:19
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
Pulsating Lights Make "Drops" in Arizona

I should start by saying that I have seen this object 4 times.I will start with the first. The first time I saw this object was in either 1998 or 1999. My boyfriend and I were sitting in a porch swing in front of my house after midnight when I noticed this amber-colored light a few miles away. It was rising vertically in the sky. But what caught my eye the most was that the light was pulsating. It was fading in and out. It was very high in the sky when it became so bright that it looked as if it were going to burst. It then dropped something that looked like shiny gold-colored stuff that sparkled as it fell down. The light then dimmed down until it vanished. Soon after, 2 planes flew over in its direction. My mother later told me that she had also witnessed the light the same night.The second time, I witnessed the same exact thing, in the same exact spot, a few months later by myself. The third time, around March 15th, 2002,my boyfriend and I were driving when we saw the amber light again. This time it was moving above us and only about 5,000 ft in the sky, probably closer. I stopped my truck and we got out to watch it. There was so much glow around it that I could not make out a shape of the object, let alone,see what it was made out of, and there wasn't any sound coming from it.When the the light stopped quite a few miles away, again, it became very bright and dropped the same stuff that we saw before. Then the light just disappeared.And again,planes flew over to the area that the object was last in.

The last time we saw this object it was around 1:30 in the morning today, April 1st (yeah, just what you need, a sighting on April Fools Day). I met my boyfriend at the track at the high school to go jogging after work. We were walking along when I spotted the amber light. It was moving very slowly and doing the same pulsating stuff. This time, when it became VERY bright, it looked as if it produced a red "flare" and then dropped it. The red flare-like thing seemed to burn out before it hit the ground. It repeated this once more before it disappeared. I didn't notice any other aircraft flying to the area this time.

I really wish I could find out what this is. My boyfriend thinks its a military helicopter test. This would have convinced me if the object would have made some sound when we witnessed it up close.

((NUFORC Note: We have received many reports of amber lights over Arizona. Some of them may be military flares, but follow-up investigation is the only way to distinguish flares from bona fide UFO's. PD))