|Occurred : 9/11/2003 21:30 (Entered as : 09/11/2003 21:30)
Reported: 9/24/2003 4:08:09 PM 16:08
Location: Sonoran Desert, AZ
Duration:2-4 min. & 4-6 min.
|Large bright lights in the Sonoran Desert sighted on Sept. 11, 2003.
3 construction guys heading from L.A. to St. Louis, avoiding Phoenix at rush hour. We pulled off I-8, heading east at Vetrol Rd., turning S. After several miles a sign read "Great Sonoran Desert". We pulled in directly W. to camp. We could hear and see I-8 far to the N.&S. Approx. 6-8 mi. SW lay the Sand Tank Mts. At approx. 9:30 p.m., I was sitting facing SW when instantly two large bright lights appeared. We tried to figure what it could be, as I-8 was visible, N&S, to our N. Suddenly, two more lights appeared SW of the first two. A bit further away, to the NW , another one popped into view...then the 5th went out slowly, 4 and 3 went out , then 2 & 1, N to S.
Around 10:15 p.m. one of the other guys was sitting facing SW, and said "they're back". The first two lights were back, though much closer this time. I got out my video camera, w/700 zoom lens. There was no movement and no sound from the area where the lights were visible, and they stayed between the Sand Tank Mts. and us. After 2-3 min. they began to blink and flash either to each other or us. Slowly, the N. one flickered and evaporated...then the lone light did the same.
It was my first time for a sighting on video..I have an exceptional 35 mm. still shot taken 6.5 miles SE of Corona, NM.
Anyway, Marana, AZ. poster, you were not alone that night.