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Occurred : 8/17/2004 20:00 (Entered as : 08/17/2004 20:00)
Reported: 8/19/2004 3:03:16 AM 03:03
Posted: 8/24/2004
Location: Mesa/Phoenix, AZ
Shape: Triangle
Duration:5 min
August 17th 2004 8:25pm Mesa/PHX AZ black triangle object hovering over power lines then moves away.

I was on my way home from work in Mesa AZ on August 17th 2004 at Approx. 8:25 pm. I had gone an alternate route home than I usually do because I stopped at a gas station in my area with the lowest price for fuel as my vehicle was low. Haveing gone this alternate route allowed me to travel on a street that gave me a clear view (Than I otherwise would have had on my normal route home.)of what we in Phx call a green belt which are various strips of land with huge power lines running through town. As I rounded my turn,1 street away from my home, I noticed a dark/black triangular object seemingly hovering (Extremely low in an area with limited light.)facing west, directly over the power lines. I was in astonishment and rapidly drove toward the object. As I approched I rolled my window down as to try and hear engine noise and there was none. As I came to a stop in the street I observed the object. Moments later Three bright white forward lights turned on along with a red strobe in the center and white strobes on 2 tip sides blinking. The object Then began to rotate and turn sideways turning north moving off rapidly. I pursued it as best as I could and observed it turning westward two streets further up. The object seemed to be mimicking the flight paths of commercial traffic approching westwardly at that time both north and south of the object's position. The object however did not seem to be increasing altitude. It instead followed the same height and flight path (Which would be just south of the Phx airport.)as far as I could track it from my perspective. I then proceeded to observe commercial traffic from the north of Hwy 202 and south of Hwy 60 approching like fireflies in line on thir normal flight paths for a westward approch into the Phx airport. All the other air traffic altitudes seemed much higher. Later I returned home and related my expirence to friends and family. I then remembered I still had a phone number for an individual I spoke with over three years ago,who is a member of MUFON and gave me a card. I called him and gave my account of my sighting. I,however, am not a member of any related group. I felt that mabey my information could be useful in the event that someone else might have witnessed the same thing. We talked of details and found it interesting that this occurred on the nite after the new moon, a dark, clear nite sky. He referred me to this web site to submit a report.