|Occurred : 5/15/2010 20:45 (Entered as : 05/15/10 20:45)
Reported: 5/17/2010 1:55:02 AM 01:55
Location: Gila Bend, AZ
|Driving West on the I-10 Freeway moments from entering I-8, as the sun set, I gained sight of the crescent Moon and slightly North West to it, was the planet Venus.
At around 8:30, 8:45.. I could see what would looked like "star dust" seemingly emitting from Venus in two trails in a 45 degree downward trajectory, headed by a very small blinking white light. This "object," from my point of observation, was moving at a very slow pace. The light and trail so faint, barely visible to plain eye.
From the North, a white/blue light was shooting across the sky in a jagged flying pattern. Sometimes the light would disappear for a second, reappear above the moon, disappear again and reappear moments later in a position below the moon.. all the while heading South until disappearing behind the landscape.
By this time I had entered the "Phoenix Bypass Route" which is where the I-8 meets up with 85 North heading back up to I-10 W. It was just before 8:55 pm.. I just made the switch onto the 85 North.
What looked like a flare being "shot out of" Venus, and also at a 45 degree angle, started gaining acceleration towards the ground. As the "flare" flew closer to the earth, it appeared to change in color.. ranging from bright white.. to pinks and finally a white-blue. This streak of light.. or this "fireball," also appeared to be growing larger and brighter as approaching the ground.
I remember feeling like I was about to see a spacecraft crash into a field just to the north of me. I remember preparing myself for the "impact." Before the object touched down, I stopped my truck short in the middle of the freeway and did a 180 degree turn, with the intentions of following the object for the rest of its voyage.
Just before it hit the ground.. the object leveled out in a seamless motion, and it shot across the terrain... a white fireball (the light smaller now), and in a "zipping" like motion, this object hovered and glided gracefully above the ground before disappearing behind some nearby desert terrain.
I also realize I was near an airport, but this was not a plane.