A small, gold, spherical object, round, hovered above me while i was on my office patio having a cigarette break, thinking about why a certain account wouldn't balance. movement above caught my eye and i looked up to see a bright gold spherical object above me. its size was small, between a golf ball and tennis ball size. it made no noise. it had no lights. it seemed to vibrate. i stood, amazed, and watched it, having never seen anything like it anywhere before. it hovered above me, zipped quickly right, then to the left a very short distance. i could not understand what it was, then thought it might be an extraterrestrial ufo. i thought about stepping into my office and phoning a co-worker to come and look at it, but decided not to, afraid that it might be gone by the time she came to me. so, i continued standing, staring at it while thoughts raced through my brain like, "is it going to zap me?" somehow, my fear dissipated as quickly as it occurred to me, almost like the object could read my mind. the object lowered to within probably 10 ft. directly above me, hovered a while longer then shot off, straight up into the sky in an instant. it disappeared before any regular object would have melted away in arizona's blue sky.