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Occurred : 3/19/2017 18:45 (Entered as : 03/19/17 18:45)
Reported: 3/20/2017 7:18:26 AM 07:18
Posted: 3/23/2017
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Shape: Changing
Duration:5 minutes
Cylindrical silver object approached then receded, then changed shape..began to sparkle then drift away to the west southwest.

I was driving west on US-60 on trip to Sky Harbor Airport and noticed a bright silvery cylinder shaped object over, I believe, South Chandler. I was in the distance... Based on a thin cloud bank I would place the altitude at about 8000' so it must have been large. I first saw it at the 10 o'clock position. I first thought that it was sunlight on a jet contrail, but as it became larger I thought that it may be a plane on approach to the Mesa Gateway Airport... then it began to recede to the southwest... I almost wrecked the car trying to watch it.

There have got to be hundreds of witnesses, because it was very prominent... It then drifted back into the thin cloud layer and I thought it was gone, but it was bright enough to shine through... Then from a cylinder it then appeared as two equally sized globes just touching each other... I had to watch my driving so looked away briefly and thought it had moved away, but you could still see it behind the thin cloud... at one point it appeared to emit a curving smoke trail... then that stopped and the two globes began to sparkle...

I again resumed driving.... the next time I had a chance to look up it was gone... There absolutely have to be other witnesses to this. It was still daylight and this thing was prominently in view. This thing was bizarre. I checked today's local news.... nothing... but then saw a video on you-tube that showed it... Only at the point where it was two globes.


Addendum to 3/20/17 submittal regarding the 3/19/17 incident... The cylinder was situated at a 30% tilt, higher side to the left. Object's length was approximately 7 times its width. US 60 runs exactly east/west... this object was at the 10 o'clock position. It was nearly sunset. There are always contrails in the very busy skies...they were all orange and this object was silvery white. The spheres that It turned into were pretty much the same width as the cylinder appearance, but occupied 1/4 the length of the original cylinder. It is possible that it was two cylinders side by side that turned so as to make it appear as two spheres... just a guess. The object stayed double-sphere in appearance until it receded to the southwest... emitted a sinuous smoke emission from the left side of the left sphere which dispersed almost immediately... the object was receding slowly... then it began to sparkle with lights brighter than the initial silvery white appear! ance… I looked away for not more than 10 seconds...when I looked back it was no longer visible. It is impossible than no one else saw this... as it was fairly large with an apparent width of your index finger at arms length at its narrowest and was slightly larger upon my initial observation. I am a major sky watcher, and I am certain this had no astronomical explanation. Bizzare…

((NUFORC Note: Source of the report elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))