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Occurred : 10/23/2011 12:15
Reported: 10/23/2011 1:22:44 PM 13:22
Posted: 10/25/2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
I was in my patio that faces west and sitting facing north, around 12:15 pm on October 23, 2011. I was in conversation having a smoke when I noticed a white string of balloons floating across the sky towards the west. The angle was about 35 degrees, distance not more than 2 miles in the sky (guessing), from my sitting position. This was no big deal but as they floated the objects started falling out of formation in the sky, kind of like RC planes. I’m staring at them trying to make out what they were. The shape was hard to make out because there were no distinct edges or sharp lines to make out the object shapes. They all were similar to a balloon and had flattened edges at the sides. On the flattened edges, one side seemed to be thicker than the other. They all were the same size and color, white with a dark bottom. Then I start to see them move erratically, one at a time like dominoes, going downward and at different angles like in “flat Z” free f! all, some left to right and to and from me…2-3 others moved curving towards the ground and eastward. They moved through the sky and seemed to glimmer from the reflection of the sun as the made “falling moves with quick pivot positions” (the “flat Z” free fall). The movement would be similar to a butterfly falling from the sky. They all changed direction at the same time, came to a weird shaped “V”, moving northeast, and with a change of angle of about 5 degrees from the Earth’s surface. They floated in the sky away from me, back in a straight line, and then formed a “V” pointed towards the north, and it did not seem to be parallel with the ground either. The fascinating thing is as the objects were moving this entire time through the sky they still seemed to be “floating in the wind” when not moving erratically. They dropped down about 3 inches from my vantage point in the sky when completing the “V” and went behind a roof. I was in shock and ran through the house, gra! bbed my cell phone on the couch (try and snap a picture), and ! ran out front door. I went in the middle of the street and witness them still flying in the “V” formation, again not parallel to the ground, towards the north and then they completely disappeared!! They were not high in the atmosphere nor did the duck behind a building. They completely disappeared into the “big blue sky” without a trace. The objects were West of the Sky Harbor Airport in Central Phoenix.