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Occurred : 11/8/2006 04:50 (Entered as : 11/08/06 4:50)
Reported: 11/9/2006 7:23:38 PM 19:23
Posted: 12/7/2006
Location: Tucson, AZ
Shape: Triangle
Duration:5-10 minutes
Bright triangle shaped lights over Tucson skies

At 4:50 in the morning on November 8th, my boyfriend - age 20 and myself - age 18 were outside on his back patio while he smoked a cigarette. His house is located on the far north east side of Tucson, off of Catalina highway and it is surrounded by moutains. It was over these moutains that I saw an extremely bright light off in the distance that appeared to be rising at an angle in the sky. At first, I assumed it was a police helicopter shining its spot light in our direction but it was moving at an abnormally fast pace and the light never seemed to shine in any other direction. Planes, as well as helicopters, fly over my boyfriend's house quite frequently and they both have a very distinct sound. The object I witnessed made no noise what so ever. At this point, I called my boyfriend over to look at it and as we both stood watching it, the object appeared to freeze where it was and simply hover in place. The two of us got the feeling that it was watching us and ran inside of the house to wake up my boyfriend's mother. We were inside of the house for twenty seconds at the most before returning outside.

In the short period of time that we were inside of the house, the object had made it's way all of the way over to the other side of the sky and was now gliding slowly towards the city. It was flying incredibly low and from what I could make out, it appeared to be triangle shaped with a bright red light that protruded slightly from the center with three smaller, but incredibly bright white lights at each rounded point. My boyfriend's mother, who was a skeptic, described it as looking like a ferris wheel turned on it's side with the red light representing the axis. The three of us watched it in the distance and as we did, it appeared to go straight up in the air, then down at an angle and hover for a moment, then go straight up again and repeat the zig-zag pattern until we lost sight of it.

Another unusual event had occured a few months prior at the location where I first spotted the object in the sky which I feel is worth mentioning. My boyfriend had been out smoking on the patio around four in the morning in early July when we noticed what appeared to be a vapor trail that was surrounded by different, glowing colors (namely red, purple and green) in the north east area of the sky. It hung in the air for atleast an hour with all other colors but red fading away slowly. The red glow and vapor trail remained until sun rise. Over the following few days after we had witnessed the trail, people were saying that it was a result of missle testing however I have yet to see any images of missle testing that compare to what I saw that night.