My brother and I were just watching something odd over Phoenix tonight. Happened around 9:00 to 9:10. It was above Luke AFB, perhaps at about 5,000 or 6,000 feet AGL, about 10+ miles away.
Looked like one large bird circling with landing lights on, 3 to 5 small fighters with the constant flashers going, and this little thing that was toying with them. It was a soft white, yellowish thing, that could dance in the sky, lol... I watched it! In my binoculars, I had a star above them as a non moving object, and a small jet flying away from it, and the little thing would get right up close to the jet and woosh back away again. I would say it was doing hops of 50 to 100 feet at a time. lol.... Wild stuff man.
Has to be a drone. I cant think of a pilot being in something that could do that. Perhaps they were playing wargames and the circling ship was the command plane. What ever it was though, it was right at the edge of Phoenix about where Luke AFB is. Lasted about 10+ min's. When I couldnt see the little thing anymore, I went in.
Also, two 16's were coming in from runs and they were in no hurry.