|Occurred : 10/26/2005 20:45 (Entered as : 10/26/2005 20:45)
Reported: 10/26/2005 10:57:46 PM 22:57
Location: Eloy, AZ
|Formation Lights southwest of phoenix area
Hello i am a pilot. I was flying patterns at the Eloy Airport just south of phoenix. While in the downwind for runway 2 I noticed that there was 6-7 amber lights in to the southwest of the airport. I am guessing that they were ranging from 9000MSL to 12000MSL in a formation pattern sloping up from left to right. I believe that they were around 20-50 miles away hard to tell.
A while after i spotted them they slowly started to disappear from left to right one by one. There was two of us and we both saw these objects.
I just got home a couple of hours ago and started to do some research on this and found the phoenix lights. My sighting was very similar.
One last thing i dont know if this has any relation but a couple of mins after the lights we witnessed what looked like a small meteror or something of that sort about 100-200 yards from the aircraft. There were some other aircraft in the area anyone else see anything?
((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness via telephone, and we found him to be an exceptionally good witness. He provided a seemingly quite accurate azimuth to the lights, which suggests to us that they could have been over the Gila Bend Firing Range. PD))