El Mirage & Avondale Arizona

October 14th 2005

UFOINFO Sighting Form Report

Location: El mirage & Avondale Arizona

Date: 10/14/05 approx 8:00 pm

Approach Direction: unknown I noticed the lights when I turned south on a road

Departure Direction: southwest

Witness Direction: south

Description: Driving home after work on a side street near my home heading south. As I was getting close to my turn off I noticed several extemely bright lights in the sky lightly obsured by a tree. They were so bright and large at first I thought it was the lights of the local high school football field. They moved out of the path of the tree I realized that they were not stadium lights and they were in a triangle shape.

I drove the block to the next main road turned west and drove another 2 blocks to a vacant field that had an unobstructed view of the sky for miles. By the time I have driven 2 blocks on an emply road (45 secs) the lights had gone so far away they seemed to be closer to the Estrella mountains. about 30 miles from my house.

I watched for another 3 or 4 minutes until they were very far away. Then all of the sudden the lights began to turn off one by one. Starting at the point(farthest away) then to the right side, and then the back lights.

Luke Air force base was very close to the objects path. I noticed at this time that the base was not doing any of their usual nightly training flights. That actually struck me as odd. But, Then as the lights were almost out of sight a single jet took of after the lights.

I have lived near the base for many years now and I have seen many flare drops and have enjoyed watching them. I have seen many flares flash and burn but nothing I have ever seen was like this.

I fact that night I left an hour later with two others for Rocky Point Mexico and drove through the Barry Goldwater bombing range.(which is also to the SW) I saw no flare drops or jets over the range the entire trip.

Color/Shape: 7 or 8 large clear lights in a trianglar pattern

Height & Speed: From my estimate the ligts went about 20-30 miles in less than 45 seconds.

Follow-up information from Brian Vike:

The lights were traveling in a southwest manner. I was to the North of them so I can only speculate that the came from the North East and move to the southwest.

The evening was perfectly clear cool and perfect, there was a light breeze but barely. The moon was in the east and was almost full. The full moon was only 3 nights later.

A guess to the distance from when I first saw them was less than 1 mile. The high school is about a half a mile from my house and Initially I thought that some of the lights from the field were on.

The lights were fairly bright. If I was holding my hand out I would say that the lights were about 1/2-3/4 of my thumbnail.

Actually no one else was with me at the time of the sighting. About and hour later I left wit 2 others and headed to Rocky Point Mexico. The same general directions that the lights headed off in.

The area of the sighting has a huge amount of Air traffic due to Luke AFB. These lights were like nothing I have ever seen. I have seen many flare drops, 1 stealth bomber, jets galore, Night time aerial shows with pyrotechnics included, and other aircraft that I didn't know what they were (definitely USAF I jut don't know what kind). These were like nothing I have ever seen. I did see the "Phoenix Lights" a few years ago from a distance and they were similar but definitely not same.

[UFOINFO thanks Brian Vike & HBCC UFO Research for the follow-up.]


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