Published: 12:37 PM 4/3/2015
... the object seemed to be varying in luminosity.
Phoenix, Arizona - 03-06-15
Shape: Light - Duration: 30 minutes - Bright stationary object in Phoenix.
My brother had spotted a glowing object and had come to get me because he was confused as to what it could be. At first I figured it was a planet, but when I saw it I saw it was much too bright and was slowly moving across the sky.
Very slowly it started moving toward the horizon, so slow that we almost couldn’t tell it was moving, believing it to be our eyes playing tricks on us. It was very bright, and my brother swore that he saw it shoot up towards the sky which is how it caught his attention in the first place.
We continued to just observe whatever this thing was over the next half hour or so, even climbing on the roof to get a better view. We had each commented on how the object seemed to be varying in luminosity and to have shown little specks of red blink occasionally.
Again, I must emphasize that it *seemed* to do these thing because we were all staring at it so long that it could very well have been our eyes playing tricks on us.
As we were watching, we noticed that it had slowly shifted its color from a bright, almost star-like, white glow into a deep orange and yellow. This was for certain, there was no way it was an illusion caused by focusing on something so bright for so long.
Remember, all of this happened over the span of around thirty minutes so the changes were subtle except for the eventual change in color. It continued to float down towards the horizon and slightly towards what would be north from our perspective. My brother grabbed his IPhone to use his Star map app to verify that it was not a planet or star.
It was WAY bigger than anything else I had ever seen, that I suspected was not an aircraft seeing as it was so steady and “floating.” One last thing that we remarked on was the fact that it often looked as if it partially blended with the sky.
We thought it could have been something blocking our view but it was only a part of the object at any one time and whenever this occurred the (I want to say distortion) was the exact color of the sky behind it. It was definitely one of the strangest things I have ever seen.
I do live near both an Air Force base and a major airport if that is at all relevant.