|Occurred : 7/5/2003 23:15 (Entered as : 07/05/03 23:15)
Reported: 7/7/2003 11:29:29 AM 11:29
Location: Sedona, AZ
|((NUFORC Note: We suspect the three satellites, which are frequently seen flying in formation, are part of what is thought to be the U. S. Navy "NOSS" satellite program. Satellites disappear when they fly into the Earth's shadow. PD))
A black triangle was seen flying over Sedona, AZ the evening of July 5, 2003 by six eyewitnesses
At 11:15pm on July 5, 2003, I and five of my coworkers were chatting on the balcony of a house our company is renting. I, being a stargazer and a former member of Arizona MUFON, was watching the sky when I saw a tiny orange-ish light moving in a southeasterly direction. I called my colleagues' attention to it, thinking it was a satellite. A female member of our group brought my attention to two more lights following the one I saw. All were identically small and illuminated. There were no conventional anti-collision lights strobing, only a faint but steady light from each. I thought initially that it could not possibly be three satellites in a parallel formation moving at identical velocities. Then the realization that we were having a bona fide UFO sighting occurred to me.
The shape the lights formed were an elongated isoceles triangle - I would guess the three angles of the object were 30 degrees at the bow and 75 degrees for the two rear angles. The object occluded the stars as it passed, leading me to believe it was a solid triangle, not a "boomerang"-shape. There was no sound from it. I would guess the object may have been moving at an altitude of at least 100,000 ft. and would have been over 1/2-mile in length.
I ran upstairs to get my binoculars. This took less than 30 seconds. When I'd returned, the object was gone. The manner in which it vanished, according to one of my fellow eyewitnesses, was it seemed to "fish-tail" like a car upon hitting a slick surface. The "bow" light then disappeared, followed by the other two lights. It was described to me as it had gone through a rift or gateway in the sky. This is quite different than those objects that appear to suddenly vanish in a supposed "hyper-jump." The object moved silently at what must have been supersonic speed to cover the distance it did in only a couple of minutes at great altitude, from initial sighting at almost 90 degrees directly overhead to 50 degrees to the southeast within two minutes.
All of the witnesses, myself included, are in the performing arts, working with a Shakespeare company in Sedona. Our ages range from 17 to 42. Four of the witnesses were male, two female. Myself and only one other witness in our group have any background or interest in such phenomena. All in our group acknowledged, however, that the object was not a formation of airplanes, nor satellites.