The Phoenix Lights : on March 13, 1997 something extra-ordinary happened in the skies over Phoenix and across Arizona. On that clear evening a parade of low flying, mile wide V-shaped formations of orbs and craft glided silently overhead, attracting the attention of at least 10,000 people. This documentary provides a detailed account of the events of that evening and the subsequent cover-up of what has become known as the largest mass sighting of UFOs in modern times.
Mysterious lights were seen by thousands of people between 19:30 and 22:30 MST, in a space of about 300 miles (480 km), from the Nevada line, through Phoenix, to the edge of Tucson. Witnesses claim to have observed a huge carpenter’s square-shaped UFO, containing five spherical lights or possibly light-emitting engines. In addition, former AZ governor, Fife Symington, who mocked the sighting at a press conference in 1997, now admits publicly that he witnessed the event and that what he saw was “otherworldly”.
The amazing photographs taken by Dr. Lynne Kitei (producer and director of The Phoenix Lights), as well as her firsthand experiences, are considered by optical physicists and experts in the field as being historic. After 13 years of meticulous research, she has combined stunning data and personal interviews with dozens of credible eyewitnesses, local military personnel, former Phoenix Vice Mayor, Frances Barwood, university-based scientists and other experts who give compelling testimony to the reality of these mysterious visitations.
A new eyewitness account has recently surfaced online, nearly two decades after the event, a user from the ‘Above Top Secret’ forums has shared a portion of correspondance with someone who claims to have witnessed the Phoenix Lights from a vantage point of almost directly underneath them. The email, shared by “esteay812“, is as follows:
“My family and I recall that night often. I had only lived in phoenix for about a year, year and a half at most. We were living on williams airforce base when we saw it. We actually saw it from two vantage points though. Williams was the second.
We were at my aunts house when we first noticed it. That was about 10 miles to the north north west (roughly) near Mesa Dr. and I forget what other road. There was a middle school nearby my cousin went to. Anyway, it was just after sunset, or so it seemed, I was still young. My cousin John Doe spotted it and called me outside. Then i saw it and called out my dad and broth (sic).
It was very large to my memory. Not as high as a jumbo jet or anything, but it was at least 5,000 feet up and massive, in the shape of a V made out of lights. They weren’t regular sized lights, they were relatively larger than stadium lights while standing at the bottom of the pole they are mounted on, but thousands of feet in the air and not extremely bright either. They were more like a yellow, old school street lamp as it looks through a rainy fog, maybe even distorted, but you could dismiss that as being mesmerized at the time.
After seeing it and watching it move towards the south (ish) direction, we went back into my aunt’s house for five minutes and then left. My dad, my brother, and myself all drove home and we stared out the window at it, as we went. We were headed back south along the freeway, from Mesa Drive towards Williams AFB. (Sorry, I don’t know the cross streets, all i know is that it was within about 10 – 15 mins from our house at most)
There was a point where we kind of ended up not under it directly, but we could see less lights off to the side more. (im writing the story on here as it recalls in my head, trying to be honest as possible without deleting things)
We were talking a lot at this point and I don’t remember as many visual details. We got home a few minutes later. My dad got inside and made his bed and crap, while John Doe and I were watching.
At this point we were farther away and the vantage point changed. We saw the same V shape, but it wasn’t as large. Also, you could see the thickness of the lights now, very thin in comparison to it’s size. They looked like those weird battery powered, ‘as-seen-on-tv’ lights ~ the round ones that you slap or press to turn on. The lights still appeared as if they were under that same fog, the same thickness, but from a further distance.
We watched this thing move all across the city for about 20 – 25 minutes in total, just like we did when they were too far away to judge, but still visible.
I think it was a show, like going to a nocturnal fish or zoo exhibit and just shinning a flashlight down thinking “hey, they are probably too dumb to know whats going on”… maybe they are right, but who knows.
You can archive this, or do whatever you want to do with it. This is the same thing I have said, every time, to the best of my memory.”
By Padraig Williams | Staff Writer