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Maricopa, AZ

Sighted on Wednesday 22. January 2003
Reported on
Shape: Light | Duration: 15 minutes
Source:

Amber/Orange LightsI walked outside to my backyard patio. Partially clear night, wispy high clouds in some places. Immediately was staring at two very huge, bright amber/orange lights. They were to the southwest of my house, probably five miles away. They were very low on the horizon. Possibly as low as 3000 feet. They were stable, did not move in any direction, did not fade, did not blink. I stared at them for over 10 minutes to confirm this. Off in the distance from Luke AF base or Phoenix National Guard came four helicopters or planes (I couldn't tell which)very fast. Just as they arrived close to the two amber/orange lights, they both disappeared, as if someone turned off a switch. The military aircraft circled for awhile, then flew off after 3 or 4 minutes.((FOLLOW-UP FROM WITNESS))Thank you for replying to my report.I hope it's not too late, but unfortunately I need to retract this report. Apparently it is some kind of flare or something similar. I do not know this for sure, but the next two night in a row, after I made the report, I saw the same thing again in the same place....only 1 light each successive night, not two. But I also heard a loud bang...like heavy artillery gun. I think it is being launched from the ground.Sorry about the erroneous report....but it's better to fess up than feel guilty!!((END))

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