|Occurred : 7/25/2008 04:00 (Entered as : 07/25/08 4:00)
Reported: 7/26/2008 5:24:16 PM 17:24
Location: Maricopa, AZ
|Extremely low flying Diamond shaped UFO traveling along side major freeway south of Phoenix AZ.
Approx. 4 am. Driving Northwest on I-10 Near Phoenix AZ. More specifically, between Casa Grande and Chandler, East of Maricopa.
While driving northwest in my car on I-10, I noticed off in the direction of my drivers-side sideview mirror, something rise up from the earth. It was about 300 feet west of the freeway. It immediately caught my eye because it started flying up from the ground.
At first it was moving kind of like a helicopter, but looked nothing like a helicopter. It was dark but I could make out the shape of the object against the Maricopa lit horizon. It was diamond shaped, with 1 light(white) on 3 of the corners, pointing down (perpendicular to the craft). The fourth corner had more of a head light pointing in line (parallel) with the craft. It was probably the size of an actual baseball infield, just a lot thicker.
Then it started moving like nothing I have ever seen from an aircraft. I started to think it was some sort of irrigation type sprinkler of some sort for a crop field. The object turned vertical (as if the baseball diamond stood up on one side) and was moving as if it were attached to an arm. It moved on an arc like path for a few seconds and then returned to a “normal” orientation and started flying, somewhat weaving back and forth, headed slightly more west than NW, not more than 100 feet above the ground. It was definitely going faster than me (I was going approx. 80) but probably not more than 120mph as it was only moderately leaving me behind. There was a surprising number of other vehicles out which made it hard to try and follow but should also yield some other reports. It could not have been a helicopter or a normal US airplane due to shape and movement, and I can only classify it as an unidentified flying object. Absolutely Crazy.