|Occurred : 7/7/2016 21:30 (Entered as : 07/07/16 21:30)
Reported: 7/12/2016 2:06:06 PM 14:06
Location: Tucson, AZ
|Constellation of 14 to 30 dim lights, 3 bright blue lights performing maneuvers.
On Thursday, July 7th, 2016, two friends and I were leaving the Star Pass Resort in the Tucson Mountains, west of Tucson, at about 9:30 or so. After having dinner there, we walked out the east side of the resort headed to the parking lot. We looked up into the northeastern sky to see a group of “stars” all of moderate intensity among thin wispy clouds centered about 40 degrees above the horizon line. Because the night was partly cloudy, there were very few stars visible and I found it quite odd to see so many visible “stars” of similar intensity grouped equidistant from one another. I thought there were about 14-16 lights. One of my two friends believed there were more than 20. He then exclaimed that they were slowly moving. I looked closer, comparing the relative proximity of two of the lights and was amazed to find he was correct.
At that moment, a bright blue light, the brightness of a significant meteorite and much brighter than the other lights, fell straight down, zig zagging slightly before it disappeared from our line of vision behind a wing of the hotel. At that moment, two other bright blue lights of similar intensity passed over our heads on parallel paths. We were swearing in amazement quite a bit at this moment. They continued steadily across the sky until they met up with the more distant, dimmer lights in the misty cloud bank to the northeast. This took about 15 seconds. When they joined the other lights they took on the same level of light intensity. Then they all faded away simultaneously.
I am a native of Tucson, 47 years old with a Master’s degree. I grew up staring at the stars and have never seen anything like this before. My friends are 48 and 54 and are also well educated men.