|Occurred : 10/11/2005 19:00 (Entered as : 10/11/2005 19:00)
Reported: 10/11/2005 8:59:26 PM 20:59
Location: Buckeye, AZ
|two different multi-light configurations that changed position and appeared low in the sky south of Buckeye, Arizona
Observed 4 yellow-orange, pulsing lights in the southern sky at about 10 degrees above the horizon (at about 1900 hours) and appeared to be above the Buckeye Hills to the south of Buckeye, Arizona.
The first observation was from a location of Southern Avenue and Miller Road. The lights were directly south and at my 3 o'clock as I was travelling east. The lights appeared to fade and intensify slowly. The lights remained stationary in an inverted "check mark" position for about 5 minutes and then faded one by one.
At about 1910 hours the 4 lights re-appeared in a straight line, again about 10 degrees and at about 200 degrees from a location at 231st Ave and Watkins Street near Buckeye. About 1 - 2 minutes later, 4 additional yellow-orange lights appeared at about 170 degrees (just east of south) and about 15 - 20 degrees above the horizon as viewed from the 231st Ave and Watkins location. These lights were configured in a triangle (3 of them) and the fourth was directly above the peak of the triangle. These appeared to be very much like the grouping west of there in that thy also were very bright, yellow-orange with very slight "twinkling" (probably due to atmospheric conditions that low in the sky).
About 2 minutes after the sighting of the traingular-pattern lights, the lights to the west that were in a straight-line configuration began to fade one at a time. At about 1915, the traingular-pattern lights faded, one-by-one. Approximately 5 minutes later, the 3 lights appeared in the same location as the traingular pattern lights. The 3 lights were in an inverted "L" configuration.
After about a minute, the lower light slowly moved to the west until it was in an inverted triangle position. Then the right-most light moved left (east) and appeared to converge with the remaining light whose position remained unchanged. This configuration remained about 5 minutes.
Another potential sighting was made about 5 minutes later, but after a minute or so did not seem to be the same as the previous sightings (i.e., not as bright, did not fade in and out, and was almost white)....also one of the suspected lights we believed to be an airplane.