|Occurred : 3/16/2010 16:45 (Entered as : 03/16/10 16:45)
Reported: 3/17/2010 1:34:45 PM 13:34
Location: Tempe, AZ
|At approximately 4:45 PM on Tuesday March 16th 2010, I was in my work parking lot in Tempe Arizona, when I noticed two very white objects very high in the sky. They were nearly directly above the flight path for jets landing at Sky Harbor Airport, and appeared to be at an elevation that aircraft would need to be pressurized or at least would leave a vapor trail. Although they seemed directly above the flight pattern for landing, I expect they were slightly north/northeast.
My sense were that these objects could have been parachutes as they may seemed rectangular in shape, and since they didn't appear to be moving laterally, that's all I could think of. While watching them for about 15 seconds, a third object appeared to the east of them but was a bright blue and of the same shape. This third object reinforced my reasoning for thinking they were parachutes, because I could imagine that being a parachute color. The only thing that baffled me about the parachute theory was who would attempt, or get permission to parachute in this area with such heavy airline traffic.
About 10 seconds after I first noticed the blue object, it disappeared. I didn’t see it move or actually disappear, as I was talking to a passerby about it, but when I looked back up it was gone.
The remaining two objects maintained their altitude, and moved to the west at what seemed to be a relatively slow speed. I observed them for about 50 seconds, and there were no sounds, vapor trails, etc. That's it.