|Occurred : 4/15/2008 23:15 (Entered as : 04/15/2008 23:15)
Reported: 4/18/2008 3:13:33 PM 15:13
Location: Chandler, AZ
|Glowing orange sphere spotted hovering and performing angular flying at various speeds.
On 04/15/2008 I was leaving work at approximately 11:15 P.M. from a restaurant I work at in Chandler Arizona. As I was waiting outside for my wife to pick me up I noticed a spherical orange glowing ball in the south sky at roughly a 40-degree angle from my position. The sphere appeared to be at an altitude of about 5,000 feet. The object was hovering and appeared to be wavy like the surface was hot. The look was similar to magma and distorted like the surface of hot asphalt. The object did not have what looked like conventional lights on it, but rather the whole object seemed to give off an orange fluorescence.
After the object hovered for about 4-5 seconds approximately 2 miles to the south, it bolted off directly north, passing overhead and stopping about a half mile north of my location. Again the sphere halted to an immediate stop and hovered. When directly overhead the object appeared to be about the size of a house (1,500 square feet) the object at this point was at about a 120-degree angle. The object traveled that distance in about 2 seconds. The object then sped off at a 90-degree angle and immediately stopped again. The object would not slow down and come to a stop, but rather come to an instant stop. While accelerating the object would maintain a constant velocity and achieve its maximum speed at the instant of its movement from a stop. After hovering in its location, the object bolted off to the N-NW in an upward 45-degree angle, disappearing from sight in less than a second.
The object while in motion about 5,000 feet high was traveling a speed of approximately 4,000 to 5,000 MPH. When the object sped off into the sky the final time, its speed was at least 4 times faster then its previous speeds. The whole sighting lasted about 10-17 seconds.