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Occurred : 8/20/1996 20:30 (Entered as : 08/20/96 20:30)
Reported: 1/2/2014 2:47:25 AM 02:47
Posted: 1/10/2014
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Shape: Light
Duration:1 minute
Star like UFO seen by hospital security flying around Boeing 737 in Phoenix, Arizona

I am an 18 year veteran security officer with a local hospital here in Phoenix Arizona. I was in my first year of working for the hospital. I was working the night shift between 4 PM and midnight on the above estimated date and time.

I had pulled my patrol car over to make an entry into my daily activity log. It was a clear summer night with not one cloud in sight. Airport traffic was coming in from the north to north west area and landing in from the east of the airport at sky Harbor international Airport.

I am an aviation enthusiast and sometimes I look up into the sky to look at aircraft as they fly by. I noticed in America West Airlines Boeing 737 fly into Skyharbor from north west of Phoenix. I had pulled my vehicle over facing north along 10 Street and Brill Street which is located just south of McDowell Road at the intersection of McDowell Road and 10 Street.

For some reason I was fixed on the airplane flying over the building located on the southwest corner of 10th St. and McDowell Rd. As it flew over I noticed the stars around the airplane were stationary. I then noticed one star just to the 1 to 2 o'clock position of the aircraft when it suddenly shot towards the rear of the aircraft, then circled around behind your craft over to it's 9 o'clock position.

It trailed and traveled with the aircraft in a parallel motion tracking and pacing the aircraft for approximately 1 to 2 seconds and then it faded and disappeared. As I recall, the star or the UFO was constantly illuminated and looked like a star and at no time did it appear. It looked like it was just sitting there stationary the whole time waiting for the aircraft to fly by.

And that was the end of the UFO encounter.


((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))