|Occurred : 2/6/2007 21:00 (Entered as : 2/6/2007 21:00)
Reported: 3/30/2007 10:10:53 PM 22:10
Location: Phoenix, AZ
|Phoenix lights - Again!
My wife and I were driving south on I-17, about 6 miles north of AZ Loop 101. I noticed a formation of 4 or 5 bright lights in the sky to the south-west. The lights were in what I would describe as a random pattern. We decided to take an exit off the interstate so we could get a better look. I ended up on a service road heading north.
As I looked for a place to turn around I looked in my outside review mirror and noticed that suddenly all of the lights were in a perfect line! We went about a mile down the service road, turned around and pulled over to the side and watched for a while. One thing that we noticed when the lights were in a random group as well as when they were in a straight line, is that one or two would fade out, then slowly "fade" back into view. It was a clear night (CAVU). After about 10-15 minutes, they all "went out" in no particular order.
Later, on the evening news, they were reported as flares, as high as 10,000 ft. Which raises some questions: Why would they be dropping flares that high (flares are used to light the ground. At 10,000 ft. they wouldn't do any good) and if they were dropped from a plane, how did they manage to drop the first group of flares in such a random manner? Also, why would some of them fade out then reappear?