|Occurred : 5/10/2007 21:00 (Entered as : 5-10-07 21:00)
Reported: 5/10/2007 11:40:56 PM 23:40
Location: Surprise, AZ
|Three lights tracing peculiar flight patterns across the sky
In short, what was observed: Three nondescript lights proceeding along erratic flight patterns in the low Southwest sky of Arizona. By erratic I mean they were tracing lines back and forth linearly as well as parabolically.
I recently purchased a BMW M3 and, as a matter of driving pleasure, wanted to stretch its legs a bit in an area devoid of traffic hazards. I pointed my car’s compass point directly west along Bell Rd and drove until I converged with 219th avenue, at which time I stopped and played with my satellite radio module.
What captured my attention was a ‘star’ like object that jerked from left to right (south to north, from my vantage point) instantaneously. It covered a distance 8-10 thumb widths at arm’s length and stopped immediately. I cannot articulate the geometry of its flight for the 11 minutes I watched it, though I will say it completed this manuever a few times in addition to sinuous ascents/descents interposed by intervals of no perceptible lateral/superior/inferior movement.
Another ‘star’ like object appeared in the black of the sky accompanied theretofore by no flight trajectory; it simply appeared as if it just materialized into the temporal sequence. It too moved linearly quite fast stopping on a dime and remaining in a fixed position for a little while. Moreover, I perceived splashes of light emanating from this second light to an area both above and below it. These splashes were dimmer in luminosity than the object, by comparison. Then it traced circuitous patterns in a small area of the sky gradually departing behind White Tank Mountain, as did the third object (It is called a mountain but is really a large hill).
I do not know if there are military bases in that direction. Luke Air Force Base is near but in the opposite direction. Yet, even if these objects were borne of man, how could they move in the fashion I observed? The night sky is apt to deceive; therefore I make no conclusions and offer only my perceptions of what I saw.