|Occurred : 5/10/2004 23:00 (Entered as : 5/10/2004 23:00)
Reported: 9/9/2006 1:18:33 PM 13:18
Location: McNary/Sunrise Ski Resort (between), AZ
|3 white lights in triangle formation moving sw to ne (poss NOSS sats but shape /details differ from other reports)
on the evening of may 10, 2004, 3 friends and i drove out to la cienaga lake on the white mountain apache reservation. it was clear, very dark and very cold. we could see a campfire on the other side of the lake. several minutes after we arrived a friend set up his camera (very slow shutter speed) to take a starry night photo. approx 10 to 15 minutes after this we witnessed a white/blue "meteor"? moving north to south, horizontally. as the excitement died down from this we decided to see if anything else was in the night shy. the prior evening we had pulled off the 260 at this spot but decided it was too cold and that we would return dressed more appropriately. within moments of the most doubtful of the 4 us commenting; "well, if we're gonna see something it better happen fast because i'm freezing my as_ off" the professional photographer in our group sat up and shouted "there" he was pointing to the sw and once all 4 us had aquired the three white lights we watched them move in a triangle formation with the first light at a slighly longer distance that the back two. we determined there was no occlusion so they were 3 seprate lights/objects. we watched them continue to move ne very slowly for approx 3-5 minutes. they then faded from view. there was no sound. we screamed, jumped up and down and were excited but slightly overwhelmed. we all compared what we had seen and decided to stay and look longer. another 30+ minutes passed and we then left as it was too cold. the following day (5/11/2004) we read about the mexican af event. we informed many of this event but never filed a report. a special on the phx lights brought me to your site as i haven't looked at it for quite awhile. the number of events in az in the early part of june 2004 have convinced me to file today for any more info.