As reported by the KTAR.com ” Twelve years later, debate continues over ‘Pheonix lights’ “ (posted 13th march, 2009). It mentions
” The lights were reported March 13, 1997, during a three-hour period, between 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. in a space of about 300 miles, from the Nevada-Arizona line, through Phoenix, to the edge of Tucson. There were two distinct events — a triangular formation of lights seen to pass over Arizona and a series of stationary lights seen in the Phoenix area ” (extract from article).
Below i have added links and videos to this event: There were those that believe that the phenomena was of alien design, those who believed that they were military flares; others who believed they were a stealth blimp. Will we ever find out what they really were ?
For an interesting report on the Pheonix Lights please see NUFORC.org
” At approximately 6:55 p.m. (Pacific) on Thursday, March 13, 1997, a young man in Henderson, Nevada, reportedly witnessed a V-shaped object, with six large lights on its leading edge, approach his position from the northwest and pass overhead. In his subsequent written report to the National UFO Reporting Center, he described it as appearing to be quite large, approximately the “size of a (Boeing) 747”, and said that it generated a sound which he equated to that of “rushing wind.” It continued on a straight line toward the southeast and disappeared from his view over the horizon.
This sighting is perhaps the earliest of a complex series of events that would take place during the next 2-3 hours over the states of Nevada, Arizona, and possibly New Mexico, and which would quickly become known as the “Phoenix Lights” sightings. It involved sightings by tens, or perhaps even hundreds, of thousands of witnesses on the ground, and it gave rise to a storm of controversy over what had caused the event ” (extract from article).
Also a very informative article entitled:
ADDENDUM TO THE REPORT ON PHOENIX LIGHT ARRAYS
by Bruce Maccabee, originally posted Sept. 30, 1998; updated to March, 2002 can be seen here ….in which he believes they were flares?
one large article against flares and other usual suspects (ie swamp gas, meteors,ect) being the cause, is steve Lantz in “The Pheonix Lights…. Debunking the Debunkers“.
and also UFO Evidence here for a wealth of links and information.
Please also see my archived posts on the pheonix lights (with videos) at:
(extract from december 2007 post )
To start off with, we have discovery channel’s UFOs over Pheonix: Video analysts Examine a UFO sighting at:
(30′ish minutes long).
For the UFO seen at Pheonix in 2008 please see my post here
Please feel free to leave comments.
What do you believe was in the sky? do military flares answer the mystery? what else could it be?