A Fountain Hills, AZ, couple reported watching three silent, slow-moving UFOs with four orange-red lights on their underbellies moving under 2,500 feet over their backyard about 10:50 p.m. on February 15, 2014, according to testimony in Case 54012 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The reporting witness was outside with his dogs when the objects were first seen.
"I was looking in the northeast direction and I noticed almost right away three craft with four large, bright orange- reddish lights, each traveling from the northeast, traveling directly over my backyard heading southwest towards Phoenix," the witness stated. "Thought, in the first couple of seconds, that the lights were a type of aircraft, but realized quickly that these were not our aircraft."
The witness described the objects.
"The three craft were in loose formation, not exactly a perfect triangle, but close together. Each craft, on the underbelly, had four bright, orange-red glowing lights forming a square about the size of a two-car garage. Estimated these craft to be at about 1,500 to 2,500 feet above ground level."
The witness then realized there was no sound coming from the low-flying objects.
"As they traveled directly over my backyard I noted that there was no noise from a propulsion system, completely silent. Crafts were moving faster than a balloon or blimp, but much slower than a plane and were in a controlled flight pattern."
The witness then asked his wife to come outside to see the objects and she directed him to get a camera and shoot photos.
"Took quite a few pictures and pictures do show an orange-red glow. One of the three crafts sprinted ahead of the other two crafts and turned off its lights when it got close to Phoenix. The pictures that I took show two orange-red glowing orbs."
Six minutes later, they could no longer see the crafts. No photos or videos were included with the MUFON report, which was filed on February 16, 2014. Fountain Hills is a town in Maricopa County, AZ, population 22,554. Arizona has a UFO Alert Rating of 3 with a high number of recent reports nationally. Arizona was the 4th highest reporting state with 32 reports in January 2014 - while California had 102 reports - the highest reporting state in the nation.
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The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or man-made. If Arizona MUFON investigates and reports back on this case, I will release an update. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.