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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 5/24/2005 20:30 (Entered as : 05/24/2005 20:30)
Reported: 5/27/2005 1:33:21 PM 13:33
Location: Chandler, AZ
Duration: 10 min.
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
|We saw a round, "covered-bowl"-shaped object, l arge as a house, of luminous white light, slowly move, hover, & float down out of view.
It was dark, but the moon had not come up in the sky as yet. We were walking on a residential city block, in a populated area of town, near a couple of busy intersections. I noticed two planes in the sky at the time. One possibly private, coming from the east and closer to us, and one possibly commercial, coming up from the south west onto the scene slightly later, as the object was descending.
We first noticed the object coming from south to north for several minutes. It was moving very slowly. It made no noise, had no aura or beams projecting from it, and left no trail.
It looked the shape of a round bowl covered with a top that had a small "cabin" area in the middle center of it. It was very large, appearing to be maybe the size of a large house. It was uniformly and completely lumninous, as bright as the moon, but much whiter. (The moon came up over the trees about 15 minutes later, from the east, and was yellow.)
The object then hovered for a couple of minutes, them "wobbled" a little, giving the impression that it was turning. I became aware of a very small white light, steadily shining, on the object's "east side."
The object started moving eastward a short distance. Then for a couple of minutes, it seemed to be bobbing, somewhat like a balloon on a string, bobbing in the air.
After that, it began to appear to float and sway slightly as it descended below the tree line and out of our view.
I have a BA degree, with 13 years experience as an administrator in social services. Currently, I am a health educator with an internationally known, non-profit organization. My daughter is working in retail and has just completed her first year at a local college. We have lived in this area for 7 years.