|Occurred : 11/10/2016 19:00 (Entered as : 11/10/16 19:00)
Reported: 11/11/2016 12:50:36 AM 00:50
Location: Phoenix, AZ
|3 lights in formation turning off and on in sequence.
I went outside the front of my house around 7pm on November 10, 2016 to retrieve a tool from my truck. As I closed my trucks back door, I noticed 3 very bright stars that were vertical of each other similar to orions belt, but perfectly straight up and down, and perfectly spaced apart from one another. They were brighter than every star in the sky. I thought this was very unusual, so I went back to my front door of my house and yelled for my wife to come out and look at this as well.
We both came back to our driveway next to my truck, and I showed my wife the 3 stars. As we looked at these 3 stars they had moved farther down from the sky, and they were now turning themselves off and on separately in order, like one two three, one two three, and they were definitely moving lower and further away in the sky. Although they were very high in the sky like where the stars are. My wife could not explain them as well. We watched them for a couple of minutes. My wife went inside and I grabbed my phone and called the fox 10 news station and talked to a guy and told him what I was looking at. He said he would check into it.
I then went to get our son from his room to show him as well. He came outside within 1 minute or so and we all looked at the 3 stars/lights still staying in that same formation, but getting farther away and lower in the sky, but also maintaining the off and on sequence. Our son couldn’t explain what he was seeing as well. This was know going on for approximately 7 to 10 minutes. We all went inside to get our telescope, it took about 2 to 3 minutes to locate the lenses for the scope, and then we went back outside to see if we could center the telescope on the moving stars. They were now a lot further away and lower in the sky, and getting very faint. We couldn’t lock the telescope onto the lights as they disappeared into night sky. We stayed out a little longer to see if anything else in the sky was similar, but their was nothing else.
When I first noticed the 3 stars/lights I was facing almost due west, and as they disappeared into the sky they all were at the northwest part of the sky. The whole sighting lasted approximately 15 minutes, and throughout the entire time, all 3 objects maintained their exact spacing from one another and the exact order and timing of turning off and on. They must have been very high in the sky, since the entire time they looked like stars in the sky except they were moving and turning off and on, and we’re always in formation.