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UFO Sighting Report


May, 10, 2013


Tempe, Arizona, United States


Fifteen balls of light, alternating or pulsing between orange and red moved in a southerly direction before ascending into the clouds. They came in 3 waves, 7 in the first wave, following single file, 7 in the second wave, and one final ball at the end.

Date Reported:

11/8/2013 3:20:51 PM

Sighting Time: 




No. of Witnesses: 



7-8 minutes

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

All of the objects glowed and pulsated between orange and red in a very regular fashion, not erratic pulsations. They were not quite as bright as a planes lights, but glowed from all around the object in a uniform light. They were circular in shape, like a glowing ball with a bit of a corona around them.

Size of Object(s)

It's hard to say how large they were, but using the finger example, my fingers would be approximately half an inch apart for a single object. I would guess their size around 20-30 feet, but again, that's just a guess.

Description of Area / Surroundings

Tempe is a suburb of Phoenix and is very urban. The airport is several miles to the west of where we were. There is a nuclear power plant outside of Phoenix to the west, but not really near us. Luke Air Force Base is also to the west, but some miles away.

Full Description & Details

My girlfriend and I were eating dinner together on the outside patio at a local restaurant in Tempe, AZ when around 10:10 PM, I noticed strange lights moving south from the northern horizon, at which point we both turned to watch them. We have lots of air traffic in the area, but these weren't following any of the normal flight paths and looked nothing like helicopter or airplane lights. Initially, there were seven glowing orbs that alternated or pulsed between orange and red. There was no discernible shape (no wings, tail, etc), just an overall glow that seemed to come from every part of the objects. They followed each other, single file, approximately half a mile apart and their speed seemed to match that of a passenger jet prior to landing. The string of seven were slowly ascending and eventually disappeared in the clouds.

Within one to two minutes of the first seven disappearing, another series of 7 lights appeared from the northern horizon, following each other again in single file, spaced apart as I described the first 7. At this point, a vacationing British couple sitting behind us noticed the lights as well and watched with us. I got up and walked around the building to get a better vantage point and just before these lights ascended, two broke formation and one moved east and one west. It also looked as if several changed color from the steady orange and red pulsation to a blue-white glow just before disappearing in the clouds.

Again, there was another lapse of a minute or two, and one final glowing orb arose from the horizon, but this time it moved straight upward until it was almost to the clouds, then stopped its ascent and began moving south along the same path as the 14 previous objects. I noticed no acceleration, it seemed to change from a straight vertical path immediately into a constant speed south.

I filmed the last object for a little bit with my cell phone at 10:17 PM, but the video didn't do it justice, although you can clearly see the color pulsations. I filmed the exact same thing in the winter of 2012, but only one solitary object and still have both videos if anyone would like to see them.

The British couple initially dismissed the lights as floating lanterns, but after the last object disappeared, the husband said "I believe we just saw UFO's!". They were moving much to fast and were moving in a completely controlled and smooth way, not the way a lantern in the wind would appear. Also the pulsation was regular and not frenetic in any way.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

They didn't resemble any man-made aircraft that I have seen. It was a cloudy night and they were below cloud level, so not satellites, and they were moving in a controlled path and quickly, so definitely not blimps or weather balloons.

Witness Background

I am a tattoo artist now, but have also worked as a high rise steel burner and crane operator, as well as a seismic surveyor. I have a high school diploma and have 1 and one-half years college education.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

Prior to the sightings, I was vaguely curious about UFO's, but didn't think about them much, had no well formed opinions, nor did I know much about their history. After the sightings, I have hunted for as much information as possible to figure out what I may have seen. Not knowing has frustrated me greatly. I've come to the conclusion that they were not any conventional aircraft, at least nothing I've ever seen or heard of before. My only conclusions are that they were either some form of military technology or alien in origin.

Reported Sighting? 



Eli Bischof

Your Location: 

Tempe, Arizona, USA



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