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Occurred : 7/4/2015 21:00 (Entered as : 07/04/15 21:00)
Reported: 7/6/2015 5:59:53 PM 17:59
Posted: 7/10/2015
Location: Tucson, AZ
Shape: Light
Duration:20 minutes
Bright lights seen over the Catalina Mtns. north of Tucson

On July 4th, 2015, at approx. 21: 00, we witnessed a light display above the eastern portion of the Catalina Mtns. north of Tucson, Az. We were sitting in chairs at the western edge of the Sabino Canyon parking lot and had just watched the fireworks display that Ventana Canyon Resort puts on for guests. The sky was heavily overcast over the mountains so when I saw a bright white light appear over the mountains just to the west of the radio towers, I thought it best to turn on my 5X night vision camera and see what it was and I began recording.

It was actually 2 lights nearly together in a stationary position far out over the mountains which was easy to tell since the lights were in focus but the radio towers were not since they were closer even though still a few miles away. Immediately when I turned on the camera, there was a big blue flash near the right side of the lights. I then zoomed in on the lights and the 2 lights gradually became three in a perfectly spaced row.

My camera was mounted on a tripod so the light appeared steady and not moving in the video and that can be gauged also by its relation to the top of the mountain seen below it. Clearly these lights were in the sky and are not on the mountain itself. There were big flashes of green lights both near the lights but also well away from them. Later a similar set of lights appeared out of nowhere next to the original lights to the left of them and when they did the original lights themselves flashed as a large green light.

This second set of lights then began to disappear and became a single red light that could be seen moving towards the original lights before it went out. While trying to get my camera in a better focus there was suddenly a flurry of large flashing lights on all sides of the original lights.

The original 3 lights continued to stay in the same place in the sky for a few minutes more and then my camera ran out of memory. The lights didn't do anything unusual after that but eventually just turned off abruptly. After about half an hour the lights came back on in the same location with one bright white light appearing and then 4 more gradually forming a straight line of lights. They did the same large flashes of light and they appeared to move independently from each other.

Lights were seen suddenly appearing and coming from the sides towards the row of lights. This display lasted several minutes and then just like the first event they all went out like a light switch had been activated.

I was with one other person who witnessed the events in a similar way as I did since we were both commenting on what we saw as it occurred. I wear glasses but my vision is very good. I'm 66 and am in retail sales. The other witness is in his 50's and is in the medical sales field. I've included my YouTube video with this report so feel free to post it on the NUFORC site.