|Occurred : 2/19/2016 18:38 (Entered as : 02/19/16 18:38)
Reported: 2/19/2016 8:43:02 PM 20:43
Location: Phoenix, AZ
|At first sight, we thought...the Phoenix Lights are back!!!
Time of sighting: 6:38pm mountain time
Duration of sighting: Six Minutes
Location: South Mountain Look Out nearest Radio/TV – Gila Valley Look Out
My girlfriend and I drove to the top of the mountain to view the sunset as it almost completely dropped behind the mountains due west. The temperature had dropped down to 71 degrees and the wind was blowing east by southeast 10mph (you can hear it in the footage).
As my girlfriend and I were turning towards our car she stopped and pointed. I turned and looked to find four lights hovering past or behind the Estrella Mountains level with the mountain tops, in front of the visible cloud streaks to the southwest. They were reddish, amber, gold color.
At first, I thought they were typical airline traffic approaching due east to land at Sky Harbor International Airport. But these lights hovered—almost flickering—maintaining their position. We could not determine if they were balls of fire, or that the space between us and the objects seemed to flicker because of the atmospheric particles between us and the lights.
Then, to the left, a reverse C crescent formation of seven lights a! ppeared roughly two minutes later. Then, a single light appeared below the crescent—that is when my girlfriend began recording. At this point there were 11 visible glowing objects. One minute into the video, you will see the camera pan left where another light formed and immediately to the left of that light, two comet-like streaks passed to the left—they were visible for 10 seconds before they faded out.
The remaining lights stayed in position—unaffected by the present wind--keeping formation, for another two minutes before fading away. The first four lights appeared for four minutes. The crescent group of seven appeared for 4 minutes and the two streaks lasted 10 seconds.
We held our position for five minutes after the lights disappeared. No lights appeared thereafter.
For video footage: https://youtu.be/EmAzlfv_z80