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On this Day, 12 years ago …. The ‘Pheonix Lights’.

Posted by dandare on March 13, 2009

phoenix19971As 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 ‚Äúsize of a (Boeing) 747‚ÄĚ, and said that it generated a sound which he equated to that of ‚Äúrushing wind.‚Ä̬† 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 ‚ÄúPhoenix Lights‚ÄĚ 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).

phoenixlights1997modelAlso a very informative article entitled:


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“.

Also see Wikipedia here , The Why Files here

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?

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UFO seen at Phoenix : 21st April 2008

Posted by dandare on April 23, 2008

UFO lights seen at Phoenix….

Here are the raw facts so far, that i know of…

  • Date : 21st April
  • Time : Around 8 pm
  • Location : North Phoenix
  • lasted approx 15-3o minutes
  • four lights…. White :also appeared red, depending on how you looked at them
  • Formation…. at first a line, then a square and¬†also a triangle
  • Deer valley airport:¬†did not know what they were

¬†There¬†are¬†quite a few links and videos to this…

In “mystery lights reported over Phoenix”¬†(posted by KTAR 23rd april, 2008 ) it mentions¬†¬†

A north Phoenix man told “The Arizona Republic” that he saw his neighbor launch several helium balloons with flares attached to them shortly before people began seeing the four red lights about 8 p.m.

That raised the possibility yesterday that the lights over Phoenix were sky lanterns, large objects resembling a balloon with a flame at the bottom. People use them for celebrations.

A Phoenix police chopper pilot who saw the Phoenix lights said they appeared to be flares, possibly hanging from one or more helium balloons ” (extract from article). Later on it goes on to mention

Dozens of listeners called News/Talk 92-3 KTAR just after 8 p.m. Monday, reporting they were watching the four mystery lights.

“From my position, it looked like they were just hanging, not moving at all,” said one man, who called 92-3’s “Gaydos After Dark.” He said he “absolutely” saw something” (extract from article).

Ireporter (CNN) Brad Drenning on youtube reporting on mystery lights [ also the comments to this are also interesting ]. he seems to suggest that this is not a flare?

3 different videos-phoenix red lights (it claims are a hoax ) balloons with flares attached?? also the comments are interesting reading.

“kare11.com has “Mystery over strange AZ lights may be solved” (posted 23rd april, 2008 )…short article. Also video at kare11.com see here¬†.

azcentral.com has “Phoenix man: neighbor caused mondays’ mysterious lights” (posted 22nd april, 2008 ).¬†Also it has “What on Earth were those lights”¬† it mentions

By Tuesday afternoon, there were 125,000 page views of the story on azcentral.com, 600,000 page views on the photographs and 40,000 viewings of the video.

The story was on the Drudge Report, FoxNews.com, ABC News and newspaper Web sites across the country. Almost immediately, there were theories about what the lights might be.

Perhaps they were high-altitude flares that were visible from a great distance in the clear Arizona sky.

Or maybe they were airplanes or helicopters or weather balloons.

One Phoenix man said he saw his neighbor launching small flares attached to helium balloons.

The mystery couldn’t be answered by civilian or military authorities ” (extract from article). It also has “Strange lights appear over valley again” (posted 21st april, 2008 ). Azcentral has more “UFO hunter expects more Phoenix lights”¬†with video (22nd april, 2008 ).

At NECN extra it has a video, but with no audio at  http://www.necn.com/Boston/SciTech/UFO-sighting-in-Phoenix-/1208881093.html .

At tampabays10.com¬†“UFO’s over Pheonix” (posted 22nd april, 2008 ) it mentions reporter Anne Ryman, who lives in Deer Valley, reported seeing four lights in a square shape that eventually became a triangular shape. The lights were moving to the east and they disappeared one by one. She said the lights were visible for about 13 minutes at about 8 p.m..

Arizona Republic

One north Phoenix resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said he saw four or five red lights lined up in a straight line and spaced apart evenly. The lights slowly moved east and became dimmer as the witness watched. He said the last light remained in the sky the longest. Then three jets came from the west and traveled in the direction of the red lights” (extract from article). Also with a video link.

Also of interest are:

abc15.com “Unexplained lights spotted above valley; were they flares? ” (with links to videos, and eyewitness acounts).

At blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com “Valley fever – Air traffic controllers who saw UFO muzzled by FAA”¬†(posted 22nd april, 2008 ). Also, “Chopper pilot says UFOs probably balloons with flares” Posted 22nd, april 2008).

I am afraid i have not looked into this much at the moment (just skimmed the surface as it were).

Will definately try and find out more….

If you are interested in the Phoenix lights from 1997, please go to the right side of my blog; in topics i write about…. from pull down list, click on phoenix lights, and archive will be shown on page.

UPDATE: 26th

It does seem that, they were indeed road flares, attached to helium balloons… as has been pointed out in several forums such as abovetopsecret; this if true, is extremely dangerous for obvious reasons. However, if any new information is made available, i will update ASAP. For instance, there is an interesting article by the National Ledger about this …. see here for link (posted 23rd april, 2008 ) which asks some important questions.¬†

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UFO Update (33)

Posted by dandare on March 15, 2008

We start this update with a fun object…….

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¬†“the Abduction Lamp” . It is still at the concept stage at the moment, but could have potential.¬†¬†

Following on from¬†the pheonix lights article, i wrote about recently…. at azcentral.com it discusses “Retooled documentary takes look at Pheonix Lights” (posted 13th march,2008); Also, azfamily.com “still explaining Pheonix Lights 11 years later”¬†(posted 13th march,2008).

At lovefm.com “Belmopan residents report sightings of UFOs” (posted 12th march,2008), in which “a few residents in the Belmopan area saw some bright lights over the hills in the direction of the University Heights area last night. We were told that the unidentified objects were bright fire ball like lights that came on and off for about 30 seconds at a time” (extract from article).

In the UK, the halifaxcourier.com seems to maintaining the bragging rights in “Unexplained light above Halifax helps make west yorkshire UFO hot spot” (posted 14th march,2008).¬†The survey was done by Virgin media (in the virgin media files, under UFOs)…


¬†For those not in the UK, this is owned by Richard Branson…….

I’m sure some other local newspaper, will be claiming its the UK UFO hotspot, before long though….

Staying in the UK, the lutontoday.co.uk mentions “Plenty more UFO sightings to report in Luton area” (posted 13th march,2008).

It mentions “Since last week’s article about mystery lights in the skies over Luton and Houghton Regis, this newsdesk has been inundated with readers sharing their own experiences.
From witnesses, sceptics and self-professed UFO fanatics, here is a selection of the responses….
” (extract from article).¬†

In the Islingtongazette.co.uk (posted 11th march,2008) “MOD inquiry into Archway UFO mystery” ,¬†covers the sighting from a year ago, and what has happened since… It says

Now the Gazette can reveal that top level government agencies looked into the phenomenon – which many believe was nothing more than floating Chinese lanterns.
The Gazette sent a Freedom of Information request to the Ministry demanding to see every document relating to the Archway incident, as well as a total cost of the investigation
” (extract from article).¬†


In turkey, at toplumpostasi.net “UFO” (posted 12th march,2008) it mentions

The sighting of a UFO this week has excited the Turkish media with pictures appearing in both tabloid style and more serious broadsheet papers this week. The flying object was spotted in the Karak√∂pr√ľ area of ŇěanlńĪurfa province towards 4am on Wednesday morning” (extract from article).

It goes on to mention a turkish ufo video (no link is given to it though, so i cannot comment on it)….. however, it does mention past ufo sightings in the country, which is of more interest.¬†

Although the group siriusufo.org is talked about, but¬†to me, it¬†is not a reliable source of information on this topic. To be fair, the article is critical of¬†sirius, saying that it is more interested in getting people to go to the ufo museum, than anything else.¬†The article was done by Fazile Zahir…..

elpasotimes.com has “Police say object was blimp with lights” (posted 13th march,2008).

A supposed UFO spotted floating over Socorro on Wednesday night was a blimp with lights around it, a Socorro police dispatcher said” (extract from article).


 (not related to articles, although it looks more like me, on the night shift)

nugget.ca (north bay nugget) talks of “Fire balls likely meteors, astronomy researchers say” (posted 13th march,2008). It mentions “Dave Roscoe, president of the North Bay Astronomy Club, mused Monday the sightings may have been debris from a U.S. spy satellite shot down Feb. 20.

And he said Tuesday in an e-mail the website http://www.heavens-above.com is reporting it’s not unrealistic for such debris to re-enter the atmosphere three or four weeks after it broke up. Roscoe said the site also indicates this area passes through the path of re-entry once or twice a day.

Edwards, however, said debris would be moving at a much slower pace than fast-moving fire balls witnesses have described. And he said a meteor is a much more likely explanation” (extract from article).

In the new scientist “Swarm of meteorites may solve Peru impact mystery” (posted 12th march,2008)….. when it hit, there were claims it was a crashed¬†alien craft by some…. not me, i hasten to add. dn13453-1_600.jpg

It is an interesting article, well worth a read.

Mysterious lights appear in WA sky” (posted 1oth march,2008), “THE mystery behind the lights which appeared over WA skies early this morning has been solved. The Perth Observatory says the lights were caused by a meteorite building up in the atmosphere” (extract from article). Looks more like its meteorite updates week….. than ufo updates.

Robbie Williams now,¬† “[…]…is planning to splash out ¬£2.5 million on an alien observatory” (extract from article) from stuff.co.nz entitled “Robbie wants close encounter” (posted 15th march,2008).


The Associated Press has, “House for sale: non-earthlings welcome” (posted 15th march,2008).

Also of interest:-¬†“UFO book authors to present findings” (posted 10th march,2008).


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Did you see the Pheonix lights nearly 11 years ago

Posted by dandare on March 13, 2008


From ABC15.com (posted 13th march,2008) for original post see here ; the full article is posted below. 

“It‚Äôs been over a decade since thousands of Valley residents reported a strange grouping of lights in the Arizona night sky.

Thursday marks the 11th anniversary of the “Phoenix Lights”.

It’s a phenomena that continues to draw questions from people around the world.

The lights of different descriptions were seen on the night of March 13th, 1997.

Some said they saw a triangular formation pass over their homes. Others saw a series of stationary lights in a long line.

The United States Air Force later identified the lights as flares from the Barry Goldwater Range, but many continue to believe differently.

Even former Arizona Governor Fife Symington reported seeing the lights, describing his encounter as a huge carpenter-square object moving over Phoenix.

Did you see the lights nearly 11 years ago? We want to hear from you. Email us your story at YouNews@abc15.com

We’ll share some of your stories Thursday morning starting at 5 a.m. on ABC15 Daybreak.

We’ll then look back at the Phoenix Lights, and try to answer some unexplained questions, Thursday at 10 p.m. on ABC15 News”.

Please also see my archived posts on the pheonix lights (with videos) at:


 (extract from december 2007 post- relevant information placed here, below)

To start off with, we have discovery channel’s UFOs over Pheonix: Video analysts Examine a UFO sighting at:





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X-tra UFO videos; that might be of interest …

Posted by dandare on December 23, 2007

To start off with, we have discovery channel’s UFOs over Pheonix: Video analysts Examine a UFO sighting at:


Next we have Australia’s spectacular UFO (police were among the many witnesses).¬†

A photographer from Lowestoft films and takes pictures of UFOS in the U.K. sky (discovery channel)

A rather wierd one this…..This is a clip from the news in Taiwan (have no idea when though?)

From google video  Unsolved-Mysteries_Bentwaters_UFO-landing-Military-Nuclear_AirForceBase (please click link)

Interesting news documentary

Bill clinton’s UFO files (from Fox news)

UFO Documentary of Multiple Police reports in Illinois,USA (january 5th,2000)

Worlds strangest ufo stories 4 (you’re not kidding!! we are all part of the matrix, ie the film…food for thought…although i cannot seriously believe in it)

Also Worlds strangest ufo stories 1 (alien conspiracy….. to the extreme)

Giant UFO in Yukon Territory, 1996 (an interesting video**)

British UFO files

Weird UFO lights over lancashire (this is how to make lanterns look like something else).

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UFO Update

Posted by dandare on November 18, 2007

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 The news from last week, has been largely dominated by the UFO conference, given on the 12 th november,2007. (see here for a link to this). An interesting article to this can be found here , with quite a few links too other sites, videos,ect.

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Also Frank Warren has an interesting article, at the American Chronicle¬†“UFOs; keeping Anderson Cooper and CNN honest“. He comments on the poor way that the live event was covered by CNN.¬†Also¬†“Expolitics: Your lying eyes” also from the American Chronicle, covers the general coverage from the press as a whole. See also here¬†.

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I feel two things will possibly happen as an offshoot of this; there will be more ufo sightings clearly hoaxes, and in relation to this ridicule towards the ufo subject. Also the more extreme, of the ufology community, will start making claims that will not help the cause either. I will write about this in a later blog article.



Other things away from the conference did happen….that i¬†nearly missed.

¬†¬†As the UFO Gulf Breeze incident is 20years old (from 11th november,1987- 1st may 1988…mmm¬†i think) an article¬†from theitem.com¬†is entitled “UFO sightings put Gulf Breeze on the extraterrestrial map“. Also the herald tribune mentions the event here¬†. Generally, many believe that it was a hoax from the start.

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Ufo sightings above the sky of Selby”¬†, will be a talk held by Tony Topping, at the community centre, on the 22nd november.

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The villageVoice.com seems to have it in for Symington, the Pheonix lights and UFOs in general….see “runnin’ scared”¬†for information or lack of for the argument;¬†make sure not to miss the comments at the bottom. For one article about the pheonix lights see here¬†(plus there is information on this site about it).

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pasadena star news has information on “close encounters of the rose¬†parade kind” in which “Imagine the interest they could generate this year, especially if they featured presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, who acknowledged during a recent Democrat candidates debate that he had seen a UFO. Or Jimmy Carter (ditto). Or former Arizona Gov. Fife Symington, who said he was among hundreds who saw a delta-shaped craft with enormous lights silently traverse the sky near Phoenix in 1997” (extract from article).

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At the jambar.com, “Students ponder life beyond Earth” in which “Students who took the class last spring at the YSU Metro College in Boardman have formed their own opinions.
Prior to taking the class, former student Tina Fanfer didn’t think about life beyond earth” (extract from article).

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At PalmBeachCoast.com, “unexplained doesn’t mean unbelievable”¬†, and the article is written by someone who is neutral on the subject, although i especiall liked the phrase “science is powerful, but it cannot explain everything”.

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WFMZ.com has¬†“Local Man’s purchase is Out of this world”¬†in which “There are reports of a UFO sighting in Lehigh County. But don’t worry, this flying saucer’s home-base is Hollywood”…. hehe. The hmmm, sighting details can be seen here¬†and another article can be seen at mcall.com.

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A sunderland sighting (see here..posted on the 16th november), was in fact venus, as reported in a seperate article on the same day, here .

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On the 15th november,2007 there was “UFo activity above Cyprus“,¬†mentioning that “only last week there was a report of a UFO spotted over Limassol town and since an earlier article on UFOs in Cyprus, The Gazette has received many accounts from readers of their unexplained encounters” (extract from article). It also mentions previous UFO sightings.

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Yesterday it was reported that “Witness¬†to Roswell flying saucer incident tells his story“.

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At the summit daily.com “Kucinich is not the only one seeing UFOs” in which Gary Lindstrom adds his take on UFOs.

Other ufo articles of interest are;

was it a UFO? Two witness believe it was

Great balls of Fire

A ufo of my own

Open letter to governor Symington and james fox

Space chicken -revisited one year later”¬†

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UFO Archive…..Pheonix Lights- video links.

Posted by dandare on May 8, 2007

This event occurred on¬†March 13th, 1997…….an excellent report on this can be found on NUFORC.org.

For various videos please see below:

Phoenix Lights UFO – Former Gov.Fife Symington says he saw it

Why ‘Phoenix Lights’ UFO are not military flares

UFOs over Phoenix , Arizona

UFO – Phoenix Lights; full version

Phoenix UFO confirmed: George Noory interviews former Governor of Arizona (actually audio but interesting)

Former Arizona Governor admits he saw Phoenix Lights UFO (March 2007)

Also a very informative article entitled:


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“.

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