|Occurred : 2/11/2005 05:15 (Entered as : 02/11/2005 05:15)
Reported: 2/11/2005 5:38:47 PM 17:38
Location: Peoria, AZ
|At approximately 0515 hrs. on the 11 of Feb. while traveling south on the 101 coming up Thomas Road in the west valley I observe what at first I figured was a airliner in the pattern to land at Sky Harbor it was traveling west to east it had just come thru the cloud layer (it was raining at the time). What I figured was landing lights looked strange, the light where a dull white in color where pointing down or out not forward and they where in a perfect triangle shape and there was no other marker or formation lights on this object. This sighting only lasted about 5 seconds and then it went back into the clouds. I been thinking about this all day and I figure this was no conventional aircraft because when normal aircraft are on approach to land in the rain you can usually make out the beams of landing light pointing forward in the rain, this object lights didn't do that.
I have a background in aviation and have spend 20 years in the military working on F-15 and F-16 aircraft I've watch many night time landings in the rain and this was completely different.