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Occurred : 7/25/2004 04:15 (Entered as : 07/25/104 4:15)
Reported: 7/27/2004 2:59:28 PM 14:59
Posted: 8/11/2004
Location: Casa Grande/Phoenix (between), AZ
Shape: Unknown
Duration:Approx 3 Minutes
Small light moving fast, suddenly changed shape to expose more lights, shape of craft, and a source of the lights.

My friend and I were headed back to Phoenix from Tucson after a concert, on the I-10 headed west somewhere between Casa Grande and Phoenix. At about 4:10 or 4:15 in the morning, I see to the left of the car (which would be the south side of the interstate) a small light travelling in the same direction as my car. I would say it was about 1/4 to 1/2 mile away from us, and at first I thought it was an airplane or helicopter, but the way it moved was like nothing I had ever seen before. It was able to change directions so quickly there was no possible way it could have been a helicopter or an airplane. It was about this time that my friend Josh said "WHOA, UFO!" and pointed out in the direction of the light I was observing. It seemed like it was on cue, but as soon as Josh spotted the same fast moving light that I was looking at, the object either appeared to change shape, or some lights were turned on that emitted about 8 or 10 beams that completely lit up the desert below the craft. The source of the lights were clearly visible and they almost had an orange or purple tint to them. There was a row of lights on the bottom part of the craft, shining down on to the desert floor and I could also see slighly dimmer lights around the edge of the craft, above the spot lights. It continued to move the same direction as the car for about 10 or 15 seconds, then change directions, approx South and either landed or was moving extremely fast and went over the horizon.