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Occurred : 5/16/2008 17:50 (Entered as : 05/16/08 17:50)
Reported: 6/18/2008 1:36:57 PM 13:36
Posted: 7/5/2008
Location: Phoenix/Glendale, AZ
Duration:15 minutes
Vanishing Stars

I had taken my daughter, her friend and my niece to the Glendale 9 Drive In, 55th Ave between Bethany Home and Glendale Ave. We arrived before the movies started and the screen was dark.

We started star gazing to pass the time. Looking for shapes and I pointed out Orion to the kids. By vision maybe 3 inches above the screen, (facing NE) there was a triangle of what appeared to be just stars, but between two of the stars was another that was fading in and out. Thought it was cool and pointed it out to the girls.

About that time the previews started and we quit paying attention to anything else. The previews run about 15 minutes and the screen goes dark again before the feature starts.

Looked up to see if the one fading in and out was still there, and the triangle of stars I was using to coordinate the position were gone as well. This time of year the stars rise in the sky, i looked above and to both sides, they were simply gone. I dont know the exact date, about 2 weeks after the news in phoenix went nuts about the return of the phoenix lights. (I dont care what the news says they were not flares, flares do not reconfigure their positions and flares sent up attached to regular(kind you buy in the store) balloons from and individuals backyard(as they claimed even less so)can not be seen from other cities, would not last that long, nor could a reg balloon hold its position with out moving before deciding to reconfigure its position then holding again. Getting off topic sorry.

I dont know much that much about space other than i love to watch the night sky. I know what different satellites look like passing in the sky. These too are not found to simply be sitting still fading in and out, they travel in the sky. I have no idea what i saw. Like i said it was just interesting due to short time following the "Deer Valley Lights" "Return of the Phoenix lights" or whatever they are calling it now.

This type of thing fascinates me, I have always held an interest in this field, though never really have done anything about it.

I have heard many stories from family that are absolutely out of this world "no pun intended" things that i was not a witness too, but know the witnesses to be honest, most of them anyway. Things that my family has seen that cant be explained away. But the reason i have been looking at these sights the last few weeks was to see if anyone else had seen what i saw, or espescially if they had seen what happened to it, where did it go, how did it vanish.

After seeing reports from phoenix near the same timeline, i decided to go ahead and report this.

Email given is my work email, and phone is home # Basically evenings or weekends

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of incident is approximate. PD))