|Occurred : 5/21/2006 10:30 (Entered as : 05/21/2006 10:30)
Reported: 5/21/2006 9:01:57 PM 21:01
Location: Tempe, AZ
|Tempe Az Black Dot 10 seconds traveling N to S very fast and quite
As i was out on my patio looking at airplanes taking off from Phx int. airport I noticed a black dot in the sky. I was looking almost straight up and observed it traveling from north to south, it was above a plane taking off and below a plane traveling from east to west at about 35000 ft. It left no contrail nor did it seem to make any noise. I called for my wife to come out and see it, but she didn't make it in time. It was moving faster than any aircraft in the sky judging by the other aircraft speeds. I'm prior military and have seen F-14's at mach 2, this is the only comparison i can make to the speed. It was about the size of this dot "o" from my vantage. The sighting lasted about 10 seconds from zenith to 45 degrees until I lost it over the roof top of the apartment building next to ours. It was unusual enough to raise the hairs on my arms. This will be the third object I have seen in the Arizona sky's that I cannot explain and would have been the second for my wife. Let me know if any body else seen this please. Thanks ((name and e-address deleted)).