Army parachute team lights up Tempe sky at Sun Devil Stadium on Thursday night. Dianna M. Náñez/azcentral.com

There were flying objects all right, but not unidentified ones.

The lights in the Tempe skies Thursday night that had some azcentral readers concerned that they were of an extraterrestrial nature were actually the Golden Knights, a celebrated U.S. Army parachute team. Several performers circled above Sun Devil Stadium before landing on the 50-yard line pitchfork.

The event preceded Arizona State's football game against Utah and was part of the school's Salute to Service presentation. The jumps were accompanied by sparklers and smoke.