|Occurred : 5/14/2008 23:44 (Entered as : 05/14/08 23:44)
Reported: 5/20/2008 10:00:44 PM 22:00
Location: Phoenix, AZ
|Late-night red lights over Northwest Phoenix moving independent of each other.
The phenomenon was observed from 11:44 PM to approximately midnight on May 14, 2008, while facing East from the backyard of our house in Northwest Phoenix.
The object(s) appeared as six round, symmetrical red lights forming a classic capital Y (two lights on each arm and two forming the leg). Each light was stable when first sighted but it is unknown how long they had been in the formation when originally seen.
By 11:47 PM, three of our household members were in the yard observing (2 adults and 1 teenager), and the pattern slowly shifted to a lower-case y before fading. Each light either faded or "winked" until it was no longer visible. When a light winked it was observable through binoculars as a small while light for a moment, then returned to full strength as a red light. The white lights could not be seen without binoculars.
Cell phones could not capture a decent image, but the lights were easily visible through binoculars. There was no evidence of smoke or balloons around the lights, either while red or white.