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Occurred : 10/12/2005 20:32 (Entered as : 10/12/2005 20:32)
Reported: 10/12/2005 10:45:12 PM 22:45
Posted: 10/20/2005
Location: Peoria, AZ
Shape: Triangle
Duration:4 Minutes
Many sightings of 12 orange lights, bouncing + pattern formation, high rate of acceleration 8:34 PM on 10/12/05

At 8:34 PM on 10/12/05 my wife and I were driving South on 67th Ave near Cactus Road in Peoria, AZ when we both noticed what appeared to be orange balls in a vertical V formation, approximately 1/2 mile from us with the lowest ball being about 400 feet off the ground. The balls were moving very slowly in an UPWARD direction.

My mother lives about a mile south of Cactus Rd so I phoned her and asked her to go outside. Within 20 seconds, the lights went out of sight and by the time she ran to the front yard, she saw two fighter jets and one of the balls bounced up and down, and shot straight upwards towards the sky and disappeared.

We drove around for a few more minutes but could not find them again.

Within three minutes I called 1411 (information) for channel 3 news (KTVK) and reported the incident. The investigator there at channel 3 told me that there have been numerous reports of these lights all over the Phoenix valley tonight. The news reporter told me they were spotted near Scottsdale, Apache Junction, and Peoria. The news reporter also told me that they were catching footage of the lights and that the 10 o'clock news would cover this.

At 10:20 PM I decided to call the news station because the lights were not being mentioned. I spoke with the same news reporter again, and this time he told me that they did not get footage and there would be no news story. He added that some reports noted fighter jets dropping flares, and after dropping the flares, the lights would shoot off in various directions or straight up towards the sky. The news reported added that they get many reports of these lights, as many as two each and every day.

There's just something strange about this! These were NOT flares, NOT helicopters, NOT jet airplanes, NOT lightening balls, or anything else that would be easy to explain. The objects made no noise, were amber colored light a sulfur street light, bounced up and down, made formations, and accelerated at high speeds.