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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/1/2003 19:30 (Entered as : 12/01/2003 19:30)
Reported: 12/2/2003 1:24:49 AM 01:24
Posted: 12/9/2003
Location: Mesa, AZ
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 5 secs
Bright red light east of Mesa.

As I went to empty the garbage, I looked towards the east to see a very bright red light stationary approx. 30 degrees above the horizon. I had seen a simular type light, about half as bright on 20Nov03 at 6:30 pm local. The light on 20Nov seemed to vary in brightness with a irregular rhythem before dropping suddenly and "flickering" out from my position in Mesa. The light I seen on 1Dec03 appeared to be in the same area, but was quite steadily intense and stationary. A woman I saw walking her dog just before I emptied my garbage, was nowhere to be found whilst I looked for any witnesses to opinion with.

I immmediately ran inside my apartment and phoned my wife at her work that a red light was in the sky again.

I grabbed a pair of binoculars and ran outside and the red light was gone. I waited a few minutes to see if it would reappear. It did not. Since Mesa sees much air traffic, It would be unpractical to discern chase planes.