Date of sighting: April 2, 2016
Location of sighting: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Source: MUFON #75606
The odd thing about this is that the UFO appears to be a standing figure. Flying aliens have been seen in past documents, but this is one of the first I've seen recorded. I really wish he had filmed a few minutes longer before shutting off his video so we could see how it moves. Its moment would be key to identify it as an entity. Also the distance is harsh on the focus, but this doesn't appear to be a deflated weather balloon. If you live in Phoenix and have seen this, please tell us what you saw.
Scott C. Waring
I was riding my mountain bike on Javelina Trail on South Mountain in Phoenix, AZ, on April 2, 2016. At approximately 7pm, I noticed an object in the sky that was unusual enough to stop and take a picture and video. The object's size caught my attention first. It appeared to be a solid, vertical cylinder, with an angled, extended tube or pipe attached to the cylinder's bottom. It was drifting east and descending slowly towards the ground. I observed the object for 1 minute and then I continued down the trail for approximately 1 minute to find a better view. I observed the object for another minute before losing sight of it below the horizon. It was twilight and visibility was too low to observe a landing site. At the approximate distance of 2 miles, I estimated its height to be between 30-50 feet. This flight path looked to be within 2 miles of Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix and I thought it was unusual for any hot-air balloon or leisure craft to be so close to a major airport. I can't think of an explanation for this object. It looked like a deflated hot-air balloon, but it was moving too slow to be a crash-landing balloon. There was no movement from the upper portion, like a deflated balloon might have. The body of the object looked solid and well formed with definite edges. And the angled appendage from the bottom was very unusual. I took a 15 second video during the first minute observation and a single picture. No media from the 2nd viewing location. I had no emotional response to the event, but wanted to capture some evidence to show others.