|Occurred : 2/6/2007 20:05 (Entered as : 02/06/07 20:05)
Reported: 2/6/2007 8:08:42 PM 20:08
Location: Chandler, AZ
|Lights similar to the Phoenix Lights were sighted in SW Chandler, Arizona south of what is the Gila River Memorial Airfield
While on my way to Safeway Shopping Center South on Alma School about 100 feet south of Ocotillo Road in SW Chandler I looked up to the right over a fence and saw 4 Lights in a Triangular pattern and another to the center rear. It appeared as though the object was dipping in the forward direction because the light in the rear was somewhat higher.
All the lights were the same color as I has seen on the reported Phoenix Sighting several years ago.
I turned right on Lake Street (west) at the next intersection. The lights were still there but the rear light was no longer visible. I sat in my car and watched the lights for a couple of minutes. They appeared to be dropping to the right, and my visibility was being blocked by trees.
I turned around and went back to Alma School Rd And turned south and went to the next road by the Safeway Shopping center, just north of Chandler Heights Rd. The lights were more visible again for about a minute and then it lowered out of my line of sight.
So I went into the shopping center lot went into the store to purchase a few things.
The lights were gone when I left the store at approximately 20:15. At that time there were the lights of several planes in the area where I saw the object.
((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))