Back at Dreamy Draw…I went back tonight (meaning Thursday evening) for a quick drive-thru…I’m fascinated with it.
That’s the backside of the dam itself above the sign, a little to the left, the long straight area. I realized I didn’t have a photo of the dam from the first day I went there so I had to get one.
Then on I went to the next park in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, Piestewa Peak. That’s the city in the little dip in the mountains (click twice to enlarge).
But here’s the eerie thing…and it’s totally true…while at the Dam, I saw a UFO! I had my fisheye lens on at that point and had already switched lenses once so I got out my binoculars and looked at it. It sort of had a balloon shape but it was bright and translucent. After I left the second park, when it was almost dark, I noticed the object was still in the sky and pulled into a parking light to try to photograph it. At this point, I did switch lenses and put my telephoto back on.
I got home and it was still there…by this time I had seen it for about an hour and a half…and it hadn’t appeared to move. Even though the sun was now down, it was still glowing in the sky. Tony came out and we both looked at it through binoculars. We just don’t know what it was. We went into the house for a few minutes, came back out, and it was gone!
This is the photo enlarged as much as it could be before becoming pixelated. That’s the way it looked through the binoculars.
I’ve been looking on the internet to see if I can see if someone else noticed it. I don’t know, maybe it’s just a balloon of some sort…a weather balloon, maybe…
What do you think?
UPDATE: It was a NASA research balloon, weighing about 4,000 pounds, seen by many people. Apparently, a similar one was spotted over Phoenix in May. That’s kind of cool in itself. It was just weird that I first spotted it over the dam where I was specifically looking for UFO “evidence.”