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Occurred : 12/24/2016 21:00 (Entered as : 12-24-16 21:00)
Reported: 12/29/2016 5:25:50 PM 17:25
Posted: 12/30/2016
Location: Anthem, AZ
Shape: Sphere
7 Orange lights / sphere's seen by 3 ppl on Christmas Eve.

2 sets of 3 + 1 bright orange lights in the shape of a round sphere. They were all in a line. First, 3, then 3 more, then 1. The sets of 3 were anywhere from 1/2 mile to 1 mile in separation all traveling in the same line. The second set of three were about 3 miles behind the first set. The last 1 also followed the same line but was farther behind the rest approximately 4 miles. All were silent. They came out of the south east from the Scottsdale, Arizona area. When approaching Anthem, Arizona, they made a turn on the eastern side of Anthem and turned to the north east. After making an arcing turn. Once on the north east heading the bright lights dimmed and vanished into thin air. There is a flight path for the airlines that looks to pass over New River, Arizona, which is just north of Anthem, on their way to Sky Harbor air port. The flight path also makes an arc turn as they pass over New River and brings them out on the western side of Anthem, then on to Sky Harbor. These orange lights looked as though they were on parallel flight path to the air lines, with a separation of about 2 to 3 miles.