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Occurred : 10/14/2011 22:30 (Entered as : 10/14/11 22:30)
Reported: 10/15/2011 9:22:30 PM 21:22
Posted: 10/19/2011
Location: Tempe, AZ
Shape: Sphere
Duration:5 minutes

I was home outside my apartment in Tempe AZ near University and Hardy. looking to the north and saw what i first thought was an Airplane on fire, it was flying from the north to the south at a rate of speed that would be considered normal for a small private aircraft. I looked at my friend asked her what that was, she looks up and says airplane, i look at it again and asked is it on fire? we both looked at it for a while at the same time aircraft were moving east to west landing at KPHX sky harbor. So this was considerably higher than the aircraft in the pattern.

As i was watching it it went from a bright orange, to a dull yellow started as a large "ball" as it transistioned from an angle to overhead it became more of a pin point, with a light "orb" that seemed transperent in nature. i couldnt take my eyes off it, it passed then outside my visual range because it went behind the structure of my apartment.

I'm ex military, current airline employee i know what should be in and out of sky harbor and i have no idea what that was, i checked mufon and there was one sighting that seemed to describe what i saw but the pics they posted were not it. would love to know if there was any other sightings of this.