|Occurred : 11/3/2004 16:29 (Entered as : 11/03/2004 16:29)
Reported: 11/3/2004 5:07:13 PM 17:07
Location: Tempe, AZ
|On 11/03/04 at 16:29 hours I used a Canon Power Shot A40 digital camera (1600x1200 resolution)to photograph a parked Union Pacific Railroad locomotive near the intersection of Kyrene Rd and Southern Ave in Tempe, AZ. The sky was clear and eventhough the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is near-by there weren't any commercial aircraft overhead when I took my photographs.
Approximately an hour later I down loaded the 19 railroad images from the Microtech 16MB "Digital FlashFilm" card onto my HP Vectra VL420 DT computer. While reviewing the photos I had just taken of the locomotive, I noticed that in the upper left corner of the 5th picture in the series were three evenly spaced white/light circular objects with a dark triangular object beneath them. It almost looks like the dark object is pursuing the three light objects.
I didn't notice the objects when I was taking the pictures and don't recall hearing any aircraft type sounds. There was a busy street near-by which was producing quite a bit of road noise. The two locomotives on the parked train were shut down so there wasn't any train related noise.
Being an Air Force veteran I don't recognize the formation of the objects as being a type of military aircraft formation.
I have a photo of the objects I will forward.
((NUFORC Note: The object appears to be three balloons, with a dark object suspended below it. PD))