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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/10/2006 22:00 (Entered as : 07/10/2006 22:00)
Reported: 7/14/2006 6:15:03 PM 18:15
Posted: 7/16/2006
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Shape: Circle
Duration: 2 hours 55 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There was an aura or haze around the object, The object emitted beams, The object changed color, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
An Orb over Phoenis on July 10, 2006 10pm to 1am

About 10:00 pm, A friend and I were complaining about the dog's barking next door as we sat by the pool at a house in Paradise Valley. It was a full moon and we simultaneouly saw a light appear, move and stop about 15,000 feet above downtown Phoenix.

The easiest way for me to explain its movement is to have you hold your extended arm straight out in front of you, then hold your thumb and index finger about four inches apart - that is how far this thing move in a second, after appearing out of nowhere. After acting like a satellite, it just stopped and hovered in the same spot for 20-30 minutes.

We had convinced ourselves that we imagined it before it moved about the same distance in downward and behind a desert tree. Before moving, two airplanes with navagational lights passed over the orb, and Phoenix at approx. 30,000 feet. The orb was a good 5 miles from us.

The round, glowing craft had colors "scanning" around it which reflected off what seemed like a mist around it. Two of the lights coming from the orb appeared to scan a wide swath around my friend and I. The first was a bluish color that was wide and tall, and it moved up and down. The second 'beam' was more focused and white, and it seemed to come directly nears us and scan through us in a sideways motion. Pink and red colors were also present in the overall rotational pattern.

About that same time, strange noises were coming from the brush on the other side of the cattle-guard, steel fence surrounding the house and pool area. The nearest house was two hundred yards away with open desert and tall brush between houses.

On two occasions, and in two different areas, I swore that I could see a blue glow that seemed to be coming from a specific point 100 yards into the brush.

The first noise was like a muffled duck call, very quiet and over and over again from different areas. Then the brush moved violently as though something ran through it in one area. Then crackling was heard in another area.

The other noise sounded like pieces of hard wood knocking together because something was moving around, or communicating from different areas of the brushy desert - multiple somethings moving around with them around their necks or something.

The hair was standing all over my body at that point. My friend concurred. I felt as though I was begin watched from outside the fence by something, much like an animal in the zoo must feel.

Then there was a flash (like a camera flash 100 yards away) and all the noise in the brush suddenly stopped. It was deadly quiet! Even the dog quit barking. We joked that the aliens took the dog (it barked again later).

I have since left my friend's house and have been watching the orb.

It is now 12:46 and on the move again. It has now moved two inches straight down and to the right since 12:11 (at least it is straight down the side of my window. By 12:55 it was five inches farther in same direction and then blocked out of my view by highway 202.

It looked like it was slowly going west across the city toward Buckeye when I lost it.

((NUFORC Note: A sighting of a genuine UFO, which lasts for almost three hours in the vicinity of a major metropolitan area, is quite unusual. We wonder whether the witnesses might have been looking at the planet, Jupiter, which is quite prominent in the southern sky, at present. PD))