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Occurred : 8/4/2017 21:15 (Entered as : 08/04/17 21:15)
Reported: 8/5/2017 9:39:13 AM 09:39
Posted: 8/11/2017
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Shape: Flash
Duration:5 minutes
Streak of light ending with 3 objects flashing intermittently moving in the opposite direction for 5 minutes.

August 4, 2017 approx. 21:15 Phoenix, AZ

It was a clear sky, the moon was out and almost full, the temperature was in the mid to upper 90s.

I was swimming in the pool, floating on my back looking at the night sky, when I saw what I thought was a falling star streak from the East-Southeast towards the West-Northwest, stopping short of the Big Dipper. It struck me as odd right away, as it left behind a glowing trail; something similar to what an old CRT TV would do when you turned it off in a darkened room.

Then, within 3 to 4 seconds, a bright light flashed, just outside of where the streak that was left by the “falling star” had ended. That’s when I realized this was not a falling star.

For the next 5 minutes I watched, as this object and possibly two others, flashed intermittently with varying intensity from very bright quick flashes of white, to a dull slowly growing intensity, culminating in bright white, then instantly dark.

During this time, the objects started moving to the East very slowly. There was no pattern or timing to the flashing or the intensity. The light was mostly white, but there was a bluish tinge to it at times. It seemed to be 3 objects in close proximity to one another. After about 5 minutes, the activity was no longer visible.