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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/4/2014 20:00 (Entered as : 07/04/14 20:00)
Reported: 8/3/2014 9:36:47 AM 09:36
Posted: 8/8/2014
Location: Tempe, AZ
Shape: Unknown
Duration: 10-15 seconds
Blinking, star sized object over Tempe, AZ.

I was laying on my back in the Tempe beach park waiting for the fireworks show and looking at stars and planes flying over head. The sky was relatively clear with scattered clouds but clear near the event I witnessed.

I noticed a blinking star in a fixed point almost directly above me. It reminded me of the size of a satellite traveling. The object however, did not move. It blinked for a few seconds and went dark.

I watched around the area expecting to see it blink again in a different place as when a plane is visible or again, a satellite. After a second or two, it began blinking again in the same spot. It blinked for less time than when I first noticed it, then it was gone for good.

I have been a sky watcher for almost forty years and can confidently say it was too high up to have been a helicopter.