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Occurred : 3/21/2005 00:17 (Entered as : 03/21/1905 00:17)
Reported: 3/23/2005 8:02:34 AM 08:02
Posted: 5/11/2005
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Shape: Triangle
Duration:15 secconds
Black Triangle with three bright lights, over highway 101 in Scottsdale area.

At 00:17 I was driving north on the 101, near Thomas I think. There was a hospital exit sign that I passed during the time I saw the object, and I was in the center lane. I saw what at first appeared to be three spotlights, maybe from 3 police helicopters, except brighter and flying in perfect symmetrical formation. They got bigger, brighter, and farther apart as they seemed to descend to 1000ft or so over the highway while moving East. At this point I decided that these were one object, and the space that would make up the triangle between the lights seemed darker than the sky. Each side seemed about the same as the width of both lanes of the highway. At the point that I decided that this was not natural, and not typical aircraft. the lights had gotten brighter and the object started to climb in altitude while still heading east. It accelerated quickly, and at the same time the lights dimmed to black. Like it smoothly "popped" out of existence. I have worked with Boeing at both commercial and military sites for about 10 years, and seen many funky aircraft. This was not one of them. There were other cars on the road also, and they had to have seen this.