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Occurred : 1/14/2012 23:30 (Entered as : 01/14/12 23:30)
Reported: 1/17/2012 11:11:29 AM 11:11
Posted: 1/24/2012
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
Shape: Light
Duration:10 mins +
Burning Light above ridge of Mingus Mountain

I was driving north from Robert Market in Prescott valley toward Roberts Rd. The time was around 11.30 -11.45 pm on Saturday the 14th of January 2012.

My eye sight was drawn toward the ridge on Mingus Mountains. I saw an extremely large light being admitted from above the ridge of Mingus mountain, the light has a soft orange glow to it becoming more white as it disbursed (the size of the light appeared to cover a few miles) the light allowed the ridge to be visible and also lite up the sky and clouds, similar to the sun setting, although not as intense.

I believed at first it to be a large wildfire, but looking closer the light was well above the ridge, the area of light was large and the view was incredibly beautiful.

I continued to watch for around 5 mins before continuing my journey; I lost sight of the light when traveling up Hondo as the ridge was no longer visible, but was still able to see the reflection of the light in the clouds of the dark dead o! f night sky. I was expecting to hear of a fire and after nothing has appeared in the new I called the forest dept to ask if anything of that nature had been reported, I was informed that no fires, or prescribed burns have taken place in that area. Did anyone else see the light? Does anyone know what it was?