Skip to comments.More clues revealed on 1997 Phoenix lights UFO
Posted on 03/14/2010 12:29:56 PM PDT by JoeProBono
The mystery of the 1997 "Phoenix lights" incident seems to continue. TV shows, films, research articles and other explorations of the case still fascinate us and still raise many questions.
As the 13th anniversary of the strange incident approaches on Saturday, March 13, 2010, it does seem an appropriate time to take a new look at clues about this case.
The theory that the Phoenix lights were a U.S. psychological operation of some kind gained new attention late last month when experienced researcher and writer Randall Fitzgerald published a thought-provoking article online titled "Were the 1997 Arizona Lights a psychological warfare experiment?"
This unique hypothesis was based on Fitzgerald's two-month fulltime investigation and interviews with more than 50 witnesses in 1997 funded by Reader´s Digest magazine.
Fitzgerald reviewed points that most people are generally aware of. The lights were first seen in southern Nevada in the early evening and then mid-evening across the state line in west-central Arizona, moving in generally a south-southeast direction.
The lights were large and bright. They did not resemble normal aircraft lights to many observers. Some witnesses, but not all, saw five lights in a V-shaped formation.
Steadily making their way south-southeast, the lights entered the metropolitan Phoenix area in mid-evening and crossed the area diagonally, entering from the northwest and exiting the metro area on the southeast. The lights reportedly continued all the way to Tucson, Sierra Vista and possibly the Mexican border.
During this general time frame, out-of-state Air National Guard units training at Luke Air Force base on the western edge of metro Phoenix dropped flares in an area of the Barry M. Goldwater Range. The site of the flare drop was reportedly in an unusually far north part of the range and within sight of metro Phoenix.
Many factors in the case led to much speculation then, and over the years.
Did people see military flares from the training exercise? Was there something else that was not over the Goldwater Range but was directly over the city and surrounding communities (as well as other parts of Arizona and Nevada)?
Were both happening that night? And, if so, was this a coincidence?
It seems clear that something apart from the flares did fly directly over Phoenix. Were there five or more individual objects or aircraft? Or, was there one huge object with five or more bright lights on it?........
I didn’t see it, although the path it took put it over my house. Supposedly it was quiet and blocked the sky. And the BG range is south of two mountain ranges that would block the flares unless they were really bright, high altitude flares. The BG range is south of Interstate 8, which is two mountain ranges south of Phx. Who knows what it was, but flares don’t travel in a straight line for hours. Impossible with the wind for flares to stayed lined up.
Maybe one of the last times that the RAG was actually a good newspaper. Their demise started after this.
It was a military blimp. Test flight. Probably came from Area 51, or a base north of Phoenix. That’s it.
The operative word is “mania”
Wisely said, FRiend. I’d speak out more about UFOs myself but we have to keep our powder dry.
Is heavenly sight a sign from God? UFO? What?
‘Truth is, we’re still struggling to understand what this means’
The Republic supports aliens, just a different kind. (illegal immigrants)
I was inside my house taking care of my kids. It figures the ONE NIGHT I’m not outside waiting to be contacted or beamed up, I miss my chance. ;) Took me a long time to get over that.
My cousin saw it at Cordes Junction, which is at least a hundred miles north of the Goldwater Range. He said it blocked out the starlight in between the lights and was larger and faster and quieter than any aircaft he had ever seen before. He was a professor of engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and now works for Boeing, so that is saying something.
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