Date of sighting: September 17, 2012
Location of sighting: Maricopa, Arizona, USA
On September 17, 2012 at around 9:28 PM, I just got back to the City of Maricopa, AZ from Mesa, AZ, and I had just got out of the truck when I spotted almost directly south these orange lights that sporadically flashed in the sky. I went inside the house and grab my video camera then went back outside and started video taping. During the evening the next day or during that week of the sighting of those strange lights, there was a huge column of heavy dark smoke in the same direction I saw those strange lights in the late evening time. The second time I saw this heavy column of smoke which was in the late afternoon, I went to investigate what was causing that dark column of smoke. While investigating the cause of the smoke, I discovered that there was large amounts of bales of hay that was on fire which the fire department was fighting. The fire also occurred a third time on a different day what I think was also during the same week. About two months later, I downloaded the video of those strange lights onto my computer. When I was reviewing the video, what I saw was baffling. That is also when it just occurred to me that there was a hay fire in the same direction. Did those lights create that hay fire? I have no idea if it did yet I did see in that direction those lights in the late evening. If you look closely, you will see some lights swirling towards the ground--what are those lights? I have never seen lights swirling like that while it also traverse towards the ground. Another witness said that they had seen some strange lights in that direction but from a different location, but I am not sure of the date; it may be the same date I saw those strange lights. I thought those strange lights may had been flares I seen, but now I don't known because of that swirling light.