|Occurred : 9/2/2013 18:35 (Entered as : 09/02/13 18:35)
Reported: 9/3/2013 2:42:07 AM 02:42
Location: Mesa, AZ
|appeared round from the ground, but unusually bright. Upon observation through binoculars it appeared more diamond shaped.
When I was traveling along a freeway on 09/02/13 at approximately 18:35 p.m. I saw a unusually bright light in the north sky from Mesa, Arizona. I made mention of it to my wife who also noticed it's unusual luminiosity. Since I have been a night shift worker for 21 years I am used to looking up in the night sky and noticing anything that seems out of place. As we drove along I notices that the object was above the clouds, since as we traveled some high clouds would come in between the object and us. I thought this unusual since balloons up that high would hardly be visual. Since that area in the sky is in the normal route of commercial aircraft arriving to land at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, AZ, I thought it unusual that this object was much higher than the descending aircraft who were approaching to land (and below the cloud level). When we reached our destination in Mesa, AZ at 18:55 we immediately requested some binoculars from the home of my my father! -in-law to observe it more closely. He complied. When I looked at it in the binoculars the object seems to have a diamond shape. It appeared to have lighting from within itself. The object did not appear to be moving at all, just hovering. I, my wife and several members of her family observed it through the binoculars for several minutes. One member of the family thought it was a hot air balloon due to it's shape, but observing it myself I could not detect any flickering from the typical flame that normally occurs in the ascent and descent of a hot air balloon. I observed a flight of an airplane that passed by but I have no reliable experience as to whether it was close at all (the same altitude, etc) to the observed object. I did notice people in other cars at stop lights observing the same thing from their cars, it was that noticeable.....