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Occurred : 5/17/2015 20:30 (Entered as : 05/17/15 20:30)
Reported: 5/18/2015 7:49:11 PM 19:49
Posted: 5/22/2015
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Shape: Circle
Duration:1.5 hours
Orange orbs and star-like lights seen in sky over phoenix

Hello. While looking up at the night sky and laying on my back, relaxing close to where I sleep outside near sky harbor airport, I noticed a flash in the sky. The flash resembled a star coming into existence suddenly, and then disappearing, just as suddenly (within a fraction of a second). This caught my attention as I have seen strange lights in the sky two years previously, when I lived in San Diego, California (USA).

I then noticed two orange orbs, which I initially though were balloons, floating side by side next to each other heading in a southerly direction. No moon was out, so the orbs seemed to be self-luminous with a soft orange glow. The orbs flew directly overhead and then drifted out of sight. Regarding size, the orbs appeared to be, if looking at the back of an outstretched hand facing the sky, a quarter of the size of the pinky nail. As they moved, they seemed to have a slightly wobbly motion, as if they were balloons. A local dog began barking when the orbs flew over.

Keeping my eyes trained at the sky, I then noticed stars moving. First one, then another, then a third and fourth over a period of about an hour. One of the stars seemed to strobe brightly for a time (five seconds) and then its light dimmed. It continued to fly and then seemed to vanish prematurely, before one might expect it to fade away due to distance. Two or three other stars approached my position on the ground, as I lay on my back looking at the sky, and disappeared suddenly when they were in a position directly overhead of my position. Two of the stars flew together, although not in formation, within my field of view before one vanished. Then the other.