|Occurred : 8/30/2017 (Entered as : 08/30/17)
Reported: 10/30/2017 11:17:32 AM 11:17
Location: Superior, AZ
|Three stationary lights seen in sky south of Superior
I was headed east on 60 through Superior, AZ. I took the exit for highway 177 toward Kearny/Winkelman. I was just at the outskirts of Superior heading south. The sun had set; western sky had some glow, but the eastern sky was relatively dark. I'm not sure of the exact time, but think it was around 8 pm. In the sky ahead of me (to the south and slightly east) were 3 yellowish, glowing lights. They appeared more like a soft yellow star, a bit like a candle flame in color. They did not twinkle. They were arranged in a formation that was similar to the stars in Orion's belt. They were about 60 degrees above the horizon. I pulled over to watch and after about 10 seconds, they just faded out. After about 5 seconds, they faded back into view in the same locations. They did not appear to be moving. After another 5 seconds, they faded out again. They did not fly off, nor did they suddenly blink out; they faded out over a second or two. I sat in my truck for another 5 minutes or so and did not see them again.
I worked in and retired from the nuclear power industry. I performed root cause investigations, self assessments, audits, and technical reviews of procedures and documents. I ended my career working as a consultant in nuclear power.