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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/13/2016 22:30 (Entered as : 6/13/2016 22:30)
Reported: 6/14/2016 9:41:02 AM 09:41
Posted: 6/16/2016
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Shape: Circle
Duration: 20 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object emitted other objects, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Bright circular light over North Phoenix, then disappears.

My view is of North Phoenix, looking north over Deer Valley Airport. Object a bright light moving from North to South/Southeast at piper cub speed, 8K to 10K ft. Definitely not jet speed. As it got closer, the clarity of the light led me to believe it was a helicopter, and as I waited to see red/green lights the following happened over five seconds: the object, now almost directly overhead, slowed slightly, and emitted a smaller bright ball/streak of light in front of it, and then both faded and disappeared.

Most certainly not a meteor - way too slow - I have been watching the skies since I was a kid. No sound. That was it. I checked my eyes and glasses, and it was gone. Cloudless night, slight breeze, warm but not hot. A few moments later, a helicopter, which was certainly audible, came in the same direction, perhaps trying to follow it?