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Occurred : 7/1/2004 04:30 (Entered as : 07/01/1904 4:30)
Reported: 7/3/2004 3:56:29 AM 03:56
Posted: 7/8/2004
Location: Glendale, AZ
Shape: Sphere
Duration:1 1/2 - 2 hrs.
one definite orb, standing still in the sky, and a huge craft with an immense wing span slowly flying above phoenix

i was driving home with my girlfriend early thursday at about 4:15 am when i noticed what looked like an incredibly bright star or planet. i noticed it because i had also seen it in the same spot at about the same time on the previous morning, while i was riding my mountain bike. on the first night i immediately thought, it was possibly a plane coming in for a landing, that just happened to have it's headlight shining directly at me, cause sometimes if it is dead on, it can be incredibly bright. anyways, i kept pedalling, watching it almost the entire time. incidently, i was heading north/northwest, and the object, (the only one i saw the first night),which was east northeast, never moved, or at least not enough for me to be sure about it. well actually it moved, but it was very gradual, almost as if it was just traveling through the sky like the stars do. but i watched it right up to sunrise, and then i reached my destination, and sort of wrote it off as an incredibly bright planet. although i was sure that it was much brighter than mars, even when mars was at its brightest. i mean to say that there really was no comparison between the two. finally as the sun was approaching the horizon, there were just a few little clouds traveling due north, and i made sure to see if they passed behind, or in front of the object. it was so bright that i really doubted that they would pass between me and the object, but they definately did, so at this point i had no clue as to the actual distance. also by this time the object seemed to have gradually risen in the sky considerably. so i didn't dare mention it to anybody, for fear of ridicule etc...

so when i saw it on the next morning while driving southbound on 47th ave. almost to my apartment complex, i just happened to look left, past my girlfriend in the passenger seat, and notice the same object. only, this time there were two, and both equally bright. however the second, southernmost, and lower elevation of the two, definately seemed to be moving, not far or fast, by any means, but definately moving!! so at this point i mentioned it to my girlfriend, and explained my sighting of the previous night. we both agreed that this could not possibly conventional aircraft.

since we were less than 1/4 mile from my apt. complex i decided to haul butt home, and get my telescope, and my digital camera. when we got back, only the northward object was visible so i set up the telescope and tried to getit in my sight. first with the spotting scope. through the spotting scope it looked like an incredibly brilliant star, with all colors of the spectrum beaming from it, then when i finally located it with the high mag lense, i was fascinated to see that it was actually an orb, with about 1/3 of it (the southern third) intensely bright, as though it were an eclipse i was seeing. i decided that the most likely cause was actually sunlight reflecting off the surface. after a couple of minutes, the second object became visible again, and seemed even brighter than the first, and it seemed to be maneuvering slightly, as the light seemed almost to slowly wave back and forth like when somebody waves a flashlight across your vision. and it kept getting brighter. and it was clearly heading in our general direction. i caught it in the spotting scope, and it looked just like the first object, with all the colors and such. but i was having a hell of a time trying to get it with the big scope, cause at this point it was moving a little faster. then it seemed to be heading straight for us, and angled slightly downward. at this point i seemed to notice that, while still many many miles away, the beam was so bright that i could see it lighting the tops of trees between us and it. i would guess it to be about 20-30 times brighter than a regular plane heading straight it kept coming until it was barely a few miles away. i then was able to get my scope on it , though only for a couple of seconds, but it was so fast that i couldn't hardlysee it or make out the shape. i hate to do this, but i'm falling asleep, trying to type this report, so i must finish it tomorrow. but if anyone would like they can feel free to contact me, for more detail, and specifics.