Mauricio Morales posted the “UFO” images on Facebook before they were picked up by various alien websites and YouTube channels, which described it as in the area “Ground Zero” for aliens, UFOs, and secret bases.
Mr Morales posted on Facebook: “As I was driving back to Phoenix this evening, I was a few miles past Parker, when I saw a shooting star with a green hue in the corner of my eye.
“I kept driving for a few miles and noticed a small orange light far in the distance to my right.
“At first I thought that maybe a meteor had hit nearby and set a fire in the desert or possibly a distant antenna light.”
I said he thought nothing more of it until about three-and-a-half miles later the light reappeared.
He said: “This is when I realised that whatever this was, wasn’t normal.
“I was about a quarter of a mile from the crossing between Highway 72 and Highway 95 between Parker and Quartzsite, Arizona.
“I immediately pulled over and attached my camera to my tripod.
“To my south west direction, there were six orange-red lights floating around in the horizon.
“Some of them would dim out and then brighten back up, others just seemed to float and hover away slowly.
“They seemed to travel in a parallel pattern with a very bright fiery glisten.
“I took photos and videos and, in less than 15 minutes, the mysterious objects vanished without a trace.
“Whatever this was, I have never seen anything like this in my life before. Super cool experience.”
There have been local news reports that a meteor was responsible, but Mr Morales says that was 10 minutes before his footage was recorded. [….]