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Occurred : 5/8/2005 22:00 (Entered as : 05/08/1905 22:00)
Reported: 5/9/2005 10:03:59 PM 22:03
Posted: 5/11/2005
Location: Black Canyon City, AZ
Shape: Unknown
Duration:10 minutes
saw a stationary very bright light that looked like a star at a very far distance. As we drove towards it , it started to move very slo

May 8, 2005 Mother’s Day ((name deleted)) and I were coming home from Flagstaff around 10:15 p.m. heading south on I-17 north of Anthem, closer to Black Canyon City.

At a distance to the West, ((name deleted)) noticed what looked just like a star only it was very bright. He said to me, "Do you think that is a star or a plane?" I immediately saw what he was looking at because it was so visibly bright. It was not moving so I said it must be a star but it is too bright and to low in the sky compared to the other stars.

I kept looking at it and as we got closer to it I could see it was flashing lights so I figured it was a plane. Then I thought it couldn’t be a plane either because it was moving to slow. I rolled the window down and looked up at it as it was flying over us. I saw 3 distinct lights in a row that were brighter than any other flashing lights I’ve seen. They were flashing from the right to the left one at a time but very fast. It reminded me of a police car lights on the top of the car. I couldn’t see what the lights were attached to because they were so bright. As we drove past it I looked back.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness on two occasions, and she seemed quite credible to us. However, the written report gives us a significantly different impression about the sightings than the telephoned report did. During the telephoned report, we understood the witness to say that the object filled the vehicle with bright light, but she does not indicate that fact here.

The object to the west that the witness alludes to we suspect may have been the star, Sirius. We do not know what the object was that passed overhead, but we believe that an aircraft, perhaps a helicopter, would have to be ruled out, before we could conclude that the object was a genuine UFO. PD))