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Occurred : 7/5/2019 20:50 (Entered as : 07/05/19 20:50)
Reported: 7/6/2019 6:21:53 AM 06:21
Posted: 7/12/2019
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Shape: Fireball
Duration:3:00
Meteor-like objects with a mind of their own.

Around 8:50-8:55 there were LOTS of lights falling from the sky.

I was driving with my fiancé from Cottonwood to Mesa, and I believe I was on the 101, traveling south, somewhere between the 51, and the 202.

I noticed the first, and brightest, of all of the objects, and quickly woke my fiancé so that he could see it as well.

At first, it looked like a huge falling star/firework (bright flaming rock with a sparkling tail), but it lasted a really long time (around 20 seconds), and it’s flight pattern was weird.

It was falling straight down for about 6 seconds, then shot right back up (2-3 seconds), fell down again in a zigzag pattern (2-3 seconds), shot straight up again (2-3 seconds), then made a hard right turn in the middle of the sky and travelled a little ways (about 3-4 seconds) before burning out.

I told my fiancé to grab his phone and start filming, and he tried but said that the camera wasn’t picking them up very well, but I kept insisting that he try.

Seconds after the first light disappeared, it was followed by another similar light that originated out of nowhere, high in the sky, but must have been at least 3 miles apart as the crow flies.

Then another one appeared in the opposite direction. Then another miles apart, and so on. No rhyme or reason to where they appeared. There must have been at least six of these lights back to back, and all popping up in random places, miles apart. .

Meanwhile, there were LOTS of planes/jets that looked like they were circling the area.

At first (for a very brief second), I was thinking that maybe they were some sort of flare… but flares last for a while (about 5-10 minutes), and hover in one place before burning out. I’ve seen plenty of flares from the Gila Bend Air Force while living in Ajo, and those flares are completely different than the lights that we saw. Even the colors differ.

The last one was really strange. It dropped down SUPER low (about fifty feet above some houses), and then, before hitting the ground, it leveled out, turned right, and coasted above the houses for a few seconds until it fizzled out.

That would have been the perfect one to catch on camera, but unfortunately, when my fiancé tried to view the video afterwards, he realized he hadn’t been filming whatsoever.

I did some research, and there were similar reports in Florida the day before, and they were saying that it could possibly be remnants of a Chinese rocket… But since when did remnants have a mind of their own and move up, down, and sideways?


((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD)