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Sighting Reports 2007

Ham Radio Operator Sees Large Amber Light.
Radio Communications Abruptly Were Interrupted

Date of Sighting: April 28, 2007
Time of Sighting: Around 10:30 to 11:00 PM MST
Date Sighting Reported: May 5, 2007
Duration of Sighting: 5 to 10 Minutes
Location of Sighting: Glendale, Arizona (Suburb to The Northwest of Downtown Phoenix)
Latitude: 33.53 Degrees North
Longitude: 112.18 Degrees West
Number of Witnesses: One
Weather: Scattered Clouds 13,000 Feet and Broken Clouds at 20,000 Feet. Visibility 10 Miles. (Area Had Experienced a Dust Storm Earlier in the Day With Wind Gusts in Excess of 50 MPH.)

Description: The witness said that he was talking to someone on his ham radio set. The person that he was talking to was about 10 miles to the west. He said that all of a sudden his radio went dead and the normal 200 watt power that he transmits under was zero. He immediately noticed a bright amber-orange light that was tranversing slowly across the horizon. He said that the light would change in size and brightness and was too bright to look at. The light remained for about 5 to 10 minutes. He wasn't able to transmit again until the next morning (about seven hours later). He stated that he transmitted under a frequency of 14 megahertz and had been a ham radio operator for nearly 50 years. He had seen the same phenomenon occur about a year earlier. He further stated that there was no unusual solar activity on the night of occurrence and that other ham radio operators recently have been reporting similar phenomena worldwide. (He said that he occasionally talks to people in Australia and that the phenomenon had been experieced there also.)

Investigator's Notes: The radio disruption could be the result of electromagnetic disturbances that may have been associated with the unusual bright light seen by the witness. Electromagnetic disturbances in the vicinity of UFOs are quite common in the literature although cases were more numerous in the earlier years (1940s, 50s, and 60s). I can't really say whether or not the bright light caused the radio disruption, but it remains a good possibility.

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