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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/1/2008 07:15 (Entered as : 02/2008 07:15)
Reported: 8/2/2008 1:25:09 AM 01:25
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: Mesa, AZ
Shape: Light
Duration: 15-30 minutes
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object, The object emitted other objects, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Very bright light drops off smaller light & flies upward & disappears

I was walking to school when a very bright red/orange light above the Superstition Springs Mountains caught my eye. I watched it as I walked. It very very slowly descended directly downward for a long time. I assumed it was something falling from space. Then, when it looked like it was just about to reach the top of the mountain, a smaller light fell or was dropped and took a few minutes to fall onto the mountain and disappear. The light then began to rise in a diagonal straight line heading southward at a noticeably faster speed than before for about five, or at most, 10 minutes. It flashed and disappeared just before crossing paths with a commercial airplane headed West. (It looked nothing like the airplane.) I had seen a similar light in the same area a few days ago, but it had just hovered there. I had thought it was some sort of astronomical body, a star or planet maybe. Any suggestions?

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