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Occurred : 5/1/2020 20:00 (Entered as : 05/01/20 20:00)
Reported: 5/4/2020 3:38:30 PM 15:38
Posted: 6/25/2020
Location: Salome, AZ
Shape: Light
Duration:1 minute
2 sets of 3 bright orangish lights in a row above a foothill along the 10 freeway near the CA/AZ border

May 1, 2020 Driving on the 10 freeway at 8:00ish PM from California to Arizona near mile marker 43 just before the Vicksburg Rd exit 45.

2 sets of 3 large orangish glowing lights in a row side by side above and just beyond the hills directly on the north side of the freeway. They weren’t high enough to be a plane and they were just sitting there not moving in any direction. I assumed they were connected to a tower to alert air traffic of the small mountain/foothill. The height was too high to be a tower but it was pitch dark and I was trying to make sense of it. As I pointed them out to my sister and cousin in the car, they turned off. Not all at once but kind of just like powered down quickly. I waited for them to come on thinking if they were on a tower, they’d be on a timer and they would reappear on and off. They didn’t.

About 15 seconds after they went out, there was a tiny flash of white light in the darkness where the other lights had been. Still I was the only one who saw it.

Thankfully, about 15 seconds after that, 3 of the lights came back on and stayed on for a few seconds in which my cousin was able to witness them as well before turning off again for good. Then another larger white flash of light and then nothing.

We kept looking and nothing again. We watched behind us until we were too far. They were gone.

So 2 days later we were driving back home to California and as we came up on that same mountain/foothill, we investigated to make sure there wasn’t a tower there. There was nothing. Just desert.

Also, just west of where we saw the lights there is a foothill with towers on it, lots. But they were far behind us at the time we saw the lights and they are clearly visible whereas the foothill we saw the lights near has nothing on them or on the ground below. Just don’t want anyone to think we saw the foothill with the towers, it was definitely behind us at the time where these were directly to our left (north).

Maybe someone knows what this was but I’ve made this drive multiple times a year for the past 15 years and I’ve never seen anything like that out in the darkness. I have no explanation.