posted on May, 18 2009 @ 11:44 PM
PHOENIX - A strange glowing object in the sky was a bizarre sight for Valley residents Monday night. The light was clearly visible and stationary for
most of the afternoon before vanishing around sundown. So far, not one business or company has taken credit for the object. The FAA, Luke Air Force
Base, SRP utility company, and the Sky Harbor Airport all have no information on the mysterious object.
Source with video:
The front page of azfamily.com (upper right of the page) has some excellent time-lapse footage of this object standing absolutely still for hours on
I didn't see this object myself (why am I never around for these things?!), but apparently a lot of people have since late this afternoon. An expert
Fox 10 consulted says it might be a NASA balloon, but admits that the nearest places it could have come from are Texas or New Mexico, and from what
I'm hearing on the news, this thing had been at a standstill for hours. It was also brightly glowing.
The close-up pics do look like some kind of balloon, but who knows? It's strange no one is explaining this one away...
Update: ABC 15 recently reported (can't seem to find the link, as I lost power temporarily) it to be the Columbia weather balloon someone
mentioned further down in the thread, but this news hasn't been posted on other local news sites yet. Strange how still it seems to have been, but I
didn't see the object myself so I can't say for sure.
Edited to add my own comments and extra links.
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