|Occurred : 6/15/2010 22:00 (Entered as : 06/15/2010 22:00)
Reported: 6/16/2010 4:57:18 PM 16:57
Location: North Phoenix, AZ
Duration:1 to 2 min
|Alternating bright orange and white lights flying low and eastwardly in north Phoenix.
I think it was after 10:00pm. I know it was not durring the hour of 9:00 in the evening, as I was inside for the whole hour watching tv. I stepped outback to check on the cat. I was facing west when I noticed a bright flashing orange light to the south east of me. We live near a smaller airport and I like to watch the air traffic. I have never before noticed a plane with such bright a light. The light was alternating bright orange and white. The lights appeared to be side by side. The object was low in the sky, much like the planes who are turning to go in for a landing about a mile north of us. It seemed to be lower than most small crafts in the area. This flashing object was headed east. It is not a usual flight direction for our area. I noticed a second light that came from the south and turned to go east following the first set of lights. I know the second object was a plane or hellicopter because it flashed the normal color lights and it made noise. The first craft with orange and white lights was not making noise. I found that part strange. The light from the first object looked much brighter and larger than any other in the sky. I could not find information on any type of aircraft that uses bright orange and white alternating lights. This short sighting just doesn't sit right with me. It was rather bright and pretty low in the sky so, I hope someone else also noticed it.