|Occurred : 10/20/2005 19:00 (Entered as : 10/20/2005 19:00)
Reported: 10/21/2005 10:06:44 AM 10:06
Location: Surprise, AZ
|followed 6 lights in a circle shape
My brother, myself and my two nephews were traveling back to Surprise from Wickenburg on Hwy 60 headed east. When the white tank mountains came into view, we observed three (3) lights (white) that looked like they were on top on the north side of the mountains.
We watched them for at least thirty minutes dimming on and off. There were no strob lights or the normal plane lights one would see.
When we arrived at my house we observed a large bright white light to the southwest of the white tank mountains. This one was either much closer or much bigger than the other three that we had been watching.
My neighbors came out and started observing the big light with us. About that time my wife and daughter,husband and two kids came home. My daughter went and got my high powered binoculars and spotting scope. With these we could see is a bigger brighter light. It seemed to have a red glow around it at times.
My brother deceided to drive down sun vally parkway west to give chase to it as it was moving off to the west. By now an hour had passed. As he got north of the white tank mountains they could still see they smaller lights above the mountains still stationary.
But now the biggest light was center of the mounatins some three or four hundred feet above the mounatin top headed west. Sun Valley parkway turns at some point and heads due south, as they were now headed.
They started gaining on the object and could see 6 lights in a circle. They followed it and watched it head toward the Palo Verde nuclear power plant. They watch it for another 45 minutes before it finally fadded away. I believe all air craft are required by law to have (strob lights) these had none.. They were diffently not flares, nor choppers.
This is the second time in a year I have seen these lights over or behind or on top of these mountains..whats weird is we watched jets from Luke Air base flying all around but seemed to be oblivious to these lights. I will be watching this site to see if others report anything?
((ADDENDUM FROM SOURCE))
Thanks for taking the time out and speaking to me about this incident..
I would like to add I am a Vietnam Combat veteran and have seen every type of flare. I have shot off hundred's of hand held flare's myself while in Vietnam. I know what a flare looks like and how it reacts to wind and other climates.. These lights were NOT flares.. Flares do NOT move horizonally at the rate of speed these traveled when they left the area.
I will send you a map and try and get asmuth's for you.. I spoke to the friend in Tonapah, Az, whom I called that also wittness the light but unfortunately he doesnt want to get involved.. But I still have his location.. If you can send me your fax number I will put together a detailed map and fax it to you in the next few days.. I'am going out tonight with my camera and camcorder in hopes it will come back tonight..
My brother who was in the chase vehile will collaborate this story and give us a very good line of site on the map.. He wrote down the highway marker as they sat watching these lights.. He also would not mind speaking to whom ever is interested in listening
Thanks again.. ((name of witness deleted))
((NUFORC Note: We spoke with the source of this report, and found him to be an exceptionally good witness. PD))