Arizona witness snaps images of lights changing formation overhead

Roger Marsh
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An Arizona witness at Gisela reported watching and photographing three lights that changed formation from a straight line to triangular to a diamond at 7:08 p.m. on February 2, 2022, according to testimony from the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC).

The witness was outside at night sky watching.

“Out of nowhere, I saw three lights appear,” the reporting witness stated. “The lights went from straight, to triangular, to diamond shape, and back to straight, and then disappeared.”
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The witness was able to capture photos of the object before it disappeared.
Cropped version of witness image.Photo byNational UFO Reporting Center (

An investigator would note that the Starlink satellite appears as a number of lights in a straight line. These lights appeared to change formation while they moved.

The report included three images, filed on February 3, 2022. Gisela is an unincorporated community in Gila County, AZ, population 570. Witness quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to NUFORC or to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).

Arizona Rating

Arizona was rated fourth in U.S. UFO sightings for January 2023 with 25 cases filed, according to the MUFON February 2023 newsletter. California topped the list with 62 cases.

There were 69 sphere cases reported nationally in January 2023.

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An Arizona witness at Lake Havasu City recalled an encounter with a silent, cigar-shaped object hovering nearby at 11 a.m. on June 6, 1968, according to testimony from the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC).

It was a hot day and a clear blue sky. The witness had just shot up a three-stage model rocket with a lizard payload and was walking through the desert trying to recover it. The incident date is approximate.

“I saw a flash of light come from behind me,” the reporting witness stated. “When I turned around, there was a chrome, cigar-shaped object with no lights or markings just hanging there right in front of me. It was shaped kind of like a tiny two-man submarine.”

The object was totally silent. The witness stared at it for about 10 seconds thinking maybe it was a balloon.
Lake Havasu City area, AZ.Photo byGoogle.

“Then it dipped to one side, north, and disappeared in an instant. It was too close to be an illusion. I remember saying to myself, ‘That was not of this earth.’ I didn’t tell anyone or even remember this until the late 90s. Now I remember it very clearly.”

The witness has never had anything like that happen ever again.

The report included no images, filed on October 17, 2003. Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, AZ, population 57,144. Witness quotes were edited for clarity.

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ROGER MARSH is a media content producer with works in print, film, television, web, and stage. His “UFO Traffic Reports” published more than 7,000 times since 2009. He was a case researcher for the History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.”

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