Skip to comments.Unexplained “Phoenix Lights” explosion caught live on news broadcast
Posted on 03/11/2012 7:06:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Phoenix's FOX 10 reporter Andrea Robinson was in the middle of an on-air report when an unexplained, bright white explosion appeared in the distance behind her.
The strange blast was caught on tape and aired live during Robinson's report. At first, news station employees thought the explosion was a transformer. But when FOX 10 checked with local utility providers APS and Salt River Project, they were told no transformers had blown in the area.
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Looks like an explosion to me.....
It had to be an electrical flash of some kind. It was too short to be chemical. They said there was no lightning in the area. Too me, it looks like it emanated from the ground. But it’s too big to be an electrical transformer. I am betting on some unusual form of lightning.
Transdimensional gate ~
A liberal accidentally listened to Rush Limbaugh.
The Terminator is here.
Phoenix is the place for it. The weather there is darn weird.
Dry heat though. Just like opening an oven.
With the recent solar storms this is a strong possiblity.
Micro emp. Ask the target if they temporarily lost power. My guess they won’t go public!
Where is my meth lab? It was here just a second ago.
Can’t stop laughing.
funniest post today. ROFL!!
Also, no noise = no “explosion.”
Meghan McCain at the all-you-can-eat buffet?
I was wondering if it was some sort of light generated by the recording equipment. Something similar to that “beam” shown to be “emanating from” that Mayan pyramid.
But what do I know? I’m a musician.
...more like after that heifer lit her fart.
Squirrel becoming fried squirrel :-P
OK I finally stopped laughing now.
It may have been a transformer exploding. I remember a San Francisco Monday night game recently when the lights blew at Candlestick Park, they showed a transformer blowing outside the stadium and it looked an awful lot like the one in the video.
“The Terminator is here.”
My thoughts exactly.
Beavis must have pulled Butthead’s finger!
It’s obvious that they are using some type of light enhancement on the video, just look at how bright the headlights on the cars are. So, the “big flash” could simply be an artifact of that.
Out back next to the Pabst Blue Ribbon?
Easy. This is in Arizona. BAD BURRITO!
ALso, the first human launched into orbit without a rocket.
He is now known as an “Asslessnaut”.
Story is still there, but the video’s gone (for me, anyway)...
We don’t have lightening here very often. There was no weather situation here at all when this happened...The west sky where it came from is in the vicinity of Luke AFB and further west is Palo Verde Nuclear plant. Seems like someone would be able to figure out where it came from.
The Blaze had this video on their website and then below it was another video from Russia where the same thing occured some time ago. It was determined that in Russia this identical light was from a nuke plant.
So that’s where I left the Tardis!!!
Has anyone ever explained the Marfa Lights? (Marfa, Texas, that is.)
At any rate, it's near there.
I drew a Google Maps line along the apparent POV from the video and came pretty close to the Lake Pleasant hydroelectric plant, so I think that should be on the short list.
Didn’t Chuck Norris meet with Sheriff Joe that evening? It is possible that when they shook hands the combined he-man force vaporized the air around them for a mile radius. What we saw was a massive release of masculine plasma.
Haaaahahahahahah! thats good
UFO pilot choked to death on smog and crashed?
Twenty five posts and still the obvious is missing. The bright, non chemical, electrical flash was from a disintegrated Volt.
Look at the size of it though. This was not a building sized zap, it was on the horizon and the lighted area covered a mile or so. No transformer could have done that.
Maybe it was a very big transformer? Or, could it be linked to the solar disturbances that occurred last week? I can’t believe that some news source from that area hasn’t pinpointed what it was.
Don’t forget that this is essentially a night vision camera. An extremely bright localized source would generate a wide flare due to forward scattering through the air, and this does not indicate anything like a fireball of that size.
I’m thinking arc welding.
A movie of a sprite is available (157K mpeg).
Early research reports for these events referred to them by a variety of names, including “upward lightning,” “upward discharges,” “cloud-to-stratosphere discharges,” and “cloud-to-ionosphere discharges.” Now they are simply referred to as sprites, a whimsical term that evokes a sense of their fleeting nature, while at the same time remaining nonjudgemental about physical processes that have yet to be determined.
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