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Occurred : 2/1/2008 07:15 (Entered as : 02/2008 07:15)
Reported: 8/2/2008 1:25:09 AM 01:25
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: Mesa, AZ
Shape: Light
Duration:15-30 minutes
Very bright light drops off smaller light & flies upward & disappears

I was walking to school when a very bright red/orange light above the Superstition Springs Mountains caught my eye. I watched it as I walked. It very very slowly descended directly downward for a long time. I assumed it was something falling from space. Then, when it looked like it was just about to reach the top of the mountain, a smaller light fell or was dropped and took a few minutes to fall onto the mountain and disappear. The light then began to rise in a diagonal straight line heading southward at a noticeably faster speed than before for about five, or at most, 10 minutes. It flashed and disappeared just before crossing paths with a commercial airplane headed West. (It looked nothing like the airplane.) I had seen a similar light in the same area a few days ago, but it had just hovered there. I had thought it was some sort of astronomical body, a star or planet maybe. Any suggestions?

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