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Occurred : 1/1/2017 00:20 (Entered as : 1/1/17 0:20)
Reported: 1/6/2017 3:54:42 AM 03:54
Posted: 1/6/2017
Location: San Tan Valley, AZ
Shape: Fireball
Duration:5 minutes
Red ball of hovering light.

As I was watching fireworks last night I saw a bright red orb light fly then hover in the sky last night. At a distance it looked like a plane or helicopter.

There are many planes as we are in the flight path of Mesa Gateway Airport. It flew from a far distance from the south then stopped and hovered above me. It was a bright red silent light and I could not see behind the light.

It was hovering so close I went in to get my high powered flashlight to shine it to see what it was. Before I could shine, it took off west to the night sky almost as it had predicted I had a light.

I presumed or was a drone but when it flew off it was much too high, too fast and flew too far away to be a home drone. An hour later I could hear fighter jets to the norteast. We also have plenty of them fly over so the sound is familiar.