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Occurred : 9/22/2003 21:30 (Entered as : 09/22/2003 21:30)
Reported: 9/22/2003 10:47:19 PM 22:47
Posted: 9/24/2003
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Shape: Light
Duration:30-45 minutes
Stationary amber orbs of light fade out then reappear in the exact same spot.

Well, I saw the peculiar amber orbs of light again tonight. This is probably the fifth time in about three years. It is the same every time. Amber lights in the southwest sky, past the Sierra Estrella Mountains, and in the direction of the Barry Goldwater Air Force Range. But I am guessing the lights are closer to the Phoenix area.It always occurs in the period between 9:00 to 10:30pm.Two or three stationary yellowish-orange lights appear-fade out-then reappear five minutes later in the same spot. In a previous sighting the lights appeared to blend or change colors also. If they are illumination flares, wouldn't they descend earthward? . Another report once estimated the location of the lights in the vicinity of Rainbow Valley. This would seem to be pretty much on target-but hard to say for sure.

I once saw one of these lights at a much closer distance while piloting a single-engine light aircraft between Gila Bend and Yuma. I estimated the distance at 10 miles. This time it was more like an intensely bright fireball that faded and reappeared. I suppose it could be some type of experimental flare.Thanks