|Occurred : 9/14/2011 17:00 (Entered as : 9/14/11 17:00)
Reported: 9/26/2011 5:15:39 PM 17:15
Location: Cave Creek, AZ
|Three amber/yellow lights in triangle formation seen in Arizona night sky, then disappeared.
I was standing outside looking at the night sky as I do almost every night. It is quiet and fairly light-free in this semi-rural area in Arizona. Looking towards the West, I see very low on the horizon three amber/yellow lights in a triangle formation. One was on top, and the other two were below. The angle was extreme in that the triangle was wide, with the top light not being too far above the bottom two lights. Their motion was mostly in unison, but some fluttering appeared, showing that they were not attached in any way it seemed. The lights stayed exactly where they were, not lessening in brightness nor changing color. After about 10 seconds they appeared to be getting larger, and I assumed this meant they were moving closer. There was a very very slight up + down movement to the lights which could be described as a slight jolting. And as I was staring at this, they disappeared before my eyes! Gone. No afterglow, no sign of them at all. I moved! all around the area to see if I could see them, but they were gone.
I ran inside and texted a friend in NYC, saying "I think I just saw a UFO". He texted back, "Don't go into the light..." as a joke. I returned, "There were three lights. Which to go into?". The time of these texts and the texts themselves are retrievable.
I don't have a TV, so found out the next morning at work that a "meteor" sighting was reported across the southwest. With descriptions mostly saying a green fireball was seen, I knew this was not at all what I had seen.
I'm a 43 yr old female with a Master's degree from an Ivy League school. I have never claimed to have seen a UFO in my life, nor have I ever thought I have. These lights seemed...purposeful. They never 'fell' down, they never diverted from the triangle formation, and they remained at the same elevation (from my angle of view) and then just disappeared. There was no waning of light, or a slow burnout of the colors, nor a downward motion - just Poof! gone.