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Occurred : 1/2/2016 04:00 (Entered as : 1/2/16 04:00)
Reported: 1/2/2016 4:06:22 PM 16:06
Posted: 1/5/2016
Location: Tempe, AZ
Shape: Changing
Duration:3 hours
Mothership UFO in Tempe probed by airforce helicopters and jets. Very strange sighting, and my only sighting.

If people are interested, I will go into more detail, but for now I will keep it short and sweet.

Was up early for one of my 2 required Saturday shifts for work. Happened to go sit on my balcony to stargaze and relax, before heading in to work in a few hours.

Saw what initially resembled the usual airplanes that come through to go to the Phoenix Airport nearby, however, this object quickly approached and I could tell it was much too large to be an airplane.

It started out roughly saucer like with your typical yellowish white light, but then literally started to morph green, blue, red, orange, etc in a fashion such as fiber optics would look like.

Still not that shocked, I continued to watch it approach from the north and it eventually completely stopped and just hovered, only making a few impossible maneuvers for any (declassified) man-made tech. To make things really interesting, as it hovered, it twice descended while dropping what seemed to be small disc like crafts with the similar cycling of lights the "mothership" had. The only reason I wasn't sure of how many came from it was because I was too focused on all of the helicopters and airforce jets sneaking up to get a closer look.

The object hovered a good 30 minutes before this happened and I never took my eyes off it. It would morph and change from the saucer like shape to almost a crown or diamond type shape, but the color now stayed mostly yellowish white. When approached by what I believe to be a helicopter (that or a jet) it appeared to playfully recede at any probe too close to it.

As the sun was beginning to come up, it lowered what looked like a few hundred foot "ropes" of light, 3 to be exact. The smaller craft that were closer to the ground sort of just hovering as well then slowly ascended up and merged back with the "mothership", all the while the jets and helicopters were EVERYWHERE. I mean they weren't making it obvious, but I could hear the helicopters and see the jets.

Finally, the object made some crazy "skipping" like maneuvers and as it did so, one of the tiny little clouds that were in the sky came as if it was called over, and the object slowly dimmed and went higher and higher. It was the most insane thing I have ever seen.

I am a college educated male, 25 years of age, and only drink on the rare occasion. Wide awake for a good 3 hours of witnessing all of these strange events. I really would like to see if anyone else witnessed something similar! I have always been somewhat of a believer, but still do not know if I am witnessing new experimental aircraft, or ET phenomenon. I am open minded and will not jump to conclusions, but this has me very, very intrigued. I will continue to watch that area of the sky in the same hours now to see if I can catch any more glimpses of what went on. Thanks for reading,