January 16, 2013 – On Flight From Phoenix to Chicago – 7:20 PM MST

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Description: I was flying out of Phoenix to Chicago on January 16th, 2013 around 7:20 PM when I noticed three amber colored lights hovering at about our same altitude (maybe around 5,000 feet up). I noticed them because I was trying to determine what several other red lights were. (They turned out to be a bunch of radio tower lights on a hill.) Then I noticed the three amber lights. They were very big and bright. When looking at nearby planes in the sky, I would say these lights were 30 times bigger than a typical plane light. The three lights seemed to be in a triangle shape and they seemed to have more of a streaking out from the top, bottom, left and right than normal lights. They kind of pulsed a bit.

I am not going to describe this well, but they seemed to not only hover in one place, but also seemed to maintain speed with my plane (i.e. we never ‘passed’ the lights). As I watched, the left light blinked out slowly, followed by the middle light and finally the right light. I could see no outline of anything as they went out, which I would have expected.

I probably watched the lights for a full 2 minutes. When I got home, I searched for sightings on Google and it seems that many people had similar sightings that night.

Response of Witness to Investigator Questions:
What was the airline and flight number that you were on?
Response: Southwest airline flight 1618

Did any other passengers on your flight see the objects?
Response: It was a very empty flight, so there wasn’t anyone near me when I witnessed this, so I don’t know. I didn’t notice anyone else noticing it.

I am assuming that you had just taken off from Phoenix. Is that correct?
Response: Yes

What were weather conditions? Were skies clear?
Response: Clear skies. It was just after sunset, but it was definitely dark, not dusk.

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9 Responses to January 16, 2013 – On Flight From Phoenix to Chicago – 7:20 PM MST

  1. P.O. says:

    I LIVE IN ANTHEM, AZ. MY HUSBAND WHO DOSEN’T BELEIVE IN ANY OF THIS, WAS OUT DRIVING TO A LOCAL WALMART WHEN HE SAW SOME ORANGE TRIANGULAR LIGHTS. WITHIN SECONDS MY NEPHEW PHONED MY HUSBAND AND SAW THE SAME THING. THEY TRIED TO GET CLOSE TO THE MOUNTAIN WHERE THE LIGHTS WHERE. ONCE THEY GOT TO A STATIONARY POSITION THERE WERE OTHER PEOPLE WHO SAID THEY SAW THE SAME THING. THIS SIGHTING WAS ABOUT 7:30 JANUARY, 16 2013. ANYONE ELSE SEE THIS?

  2. WALTER T. ROGERS says:

    HI! Years Ago, My Wife Saw THE SAME THING OVER PRESCOTT VALLEY ARIZONA! The .Only Difference was THERE WERE SIX OF THEM! They Hovered in the sky for a Few Seconds! Then They ALL VANISHED ONE BY ONE! I Think That THEY Are Native To Arizona!

    Walt!..

  3. Thor says:

    I also saw the lights. They were amber in color and hovered for over 5 minutes. I was able to get a picture of the lights. On my view, I could see two lights side by side.

  4. JD says:

    I saw these same lights from Mesa, AZ out towards the southwest. At first they were in a triangle formation then dimmed out one by one from left to right. After a couple more minutes they reappeared in a straight line from left to right then faded out minutes later.

  5. J.T. says:

    My son happened to look out an upstairs bedroom window when he saw these 3 lights and got my husband, a jet pilot, to look at them. My husband confirmed they were not from any type of plane, helicopter, or strobe light. There were three amber lights hovering in the Deer Valley area around 7:30 PM. My husband thought these had to be UFO’s, so I had to go look. I saw them, and am now a believer of UFO’s.

    • Administrator says:

      Thanks very much for your comments. It is interesting that other people saw what the airline passenger saw. There have been other reports of lights in triangular formation in the Phoenix as of late.

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