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Occurred : 3/13/1997 19:00 (Entered as : 3/17/97 19:00)
Reported: 2/24/2006 5:06:08 PM 17:06
Posted: 3/11/2006
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Shape: Triangle
Duration:30 min
I hope it's ours ! If not, it's definately 'someone else's'... (and FOR SURE, it's not of human origin) !

I just found this web site and decided to enter what I KNOW I SAW the evening of 3/17/97 (like so many others did that night in the Phoenix sky). I was gardening in the back yard of my Scottsdale home. I noticed 8 or 9 soft glowing amber lights in the sky approaching me from the south in a V shaped (flying wing) formation. The 'flying wing object' gradually flew 'directly over' my home (in the course of about 5 minutes) at a perceived altitude of about 500 feet (about the same height of near-by Thompson Peak Mt. of the McDowell Mountains) at a speed 'I thought to be' about 40 MPH. The object was like a dark shadow (rather than a solid aircraft) and emminated a deep, soft, quiet, vibrating tone (like an electric turbine generator). I was stunned (in awe) and just watched it pass (as it veered slightly WNW). From that evening until now, ALL reports made by ALL witnesses have been discounted / unexplained by ALL governmental entities... *even though Sky Harbor air traffic control reported its unexplained existence in the Phoenix metro area that evening. I am well skilled in matters of aviation AND not convinced (either way) in matters of extra-terastrial 'whatever', BUT what I saw was not 'unidentified'... *It was awesome and real... and it WAS NOT (I know for sure) 'of ANY earthling's doing'. ** A difficult thing to assess (from one who STILL doubts life exists anywhere else in our universe... close enough to travel here at the speed of light in a time frame of a million years or more). Of mention... I have had two other similar experiences (that are not of human cause). I assure you. They were 'real' too.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the event is approximate. We have amended the date above to March 13, 1997, the night of the "Phoenix Lights" events. PD))