|Occurred : 2/6/2007 20:20 (Entered as : 2/6/07 20:20)
Reported: 2/6/2007 7:53:22 PM 19:53
Location: Tucson, AZ
|Seven bright orange lights in the western sky.
We were looking toward the west in the dark sky and observed seven orange lights lined up in a vertical pattern. They disappeared and reappeared a couple of times. Then four orange lights remained and arranged in a checkmark fashion. They stayed in this pattern for a couple of minutes. Four lights became two and they accelerated west until they disappeared. We then observed what we believed to be two U.S. fighter jets (with blue lights) returning from the sighting.
((NUFORC Note: Because of both the location, and nature, of the bright objects, we strongly suspect that the bright objects may have been aerial flares, launched from aircraft over the Barry M. Goldwater Firing Range, located near Gila Bend, AZ. That is what official military sources apparently reported, shortly after the event had occurred, and we have no reason to doubt that claim. PD))