The Phoenix Lights, Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) Sighting

On March 13th 1997 residents of Phoenix Arizona started reporting a formation of bright lights moving over their heads, the cluster of lights was seen by as many as twenty thousand people, making it one of the biggest mass UFO sightings of all time. Neither researchers nor witnesses have yet figured out what Arizonans saw in the event now dubbed “the Phoenix Lights.” But that hasn’t stopped them from trying to puzzle it out.

UFO Sighting Video On Youtube

The Phoenix Lights as described by eye witnesses

A string of bright lights spread uniformly in a curve or v shape formation more than a mile long , These lights reportedly traversed northwest to the southeast until they disappeared over the horizon. Some witnesses claim to experience a temporary amnesia-like state and then they went blank or failed to discuss it with anyone.

Explanation given by government and military

Despite all these witnesses and evidences , the Air Force and local authorities as always with UFO sightings were quick to provide bogus explanations  stating that  the lights were flares from an exercise involving the visiting Maryland Air Guard.The story suggested that USAF A-10s were on a training mission in that area. As with again most Air Force explanations regarding UFOs, this one was lacking in logic due to how the timeline didn’t add up with the flares allegedly launched some 40 minutes after the reports first started coming in.

Governor Response the phoenix lights

Arizona Governor Fife Symington III held a press conference, stating that “they found who was responsible”. He proceeded to make light of the situation by bringing his aide on stage dressed in an alien costume. But later in March 2007, He said he had witnessed one of the “crafts of unknown origin” during the 1997 event, although he did not go public with the information.


A reappearance of the phoenix lights occurred on February 6, 2007, and was captured by the local Fox News television station. The military officials and the Federal Aviation Administration, came up with the same explanation of flares being dropped by F-16 aircraft training at Luke Air Force Base.

Local residents of phoenix  On April 21, 2008 reported UFO sightings. This time according to witnesses, the lights formed a vertical line, then spread apart and made a diamond shape. The lights also formed a U-shape at one time. Witness by the name of Tony Toporek recorded video of the lights. He was talking to neighbour at 8 p.m. when the lights appeared.

The phoenix lights movie

Name : Phoenix Forgotten
Release Date :  21 April 2017
Genre :
Documentary, Horror
Director: Justin Barber
Writers: T.S. Nowlin, Justin Barber
Stars: Florence Hartigan, Luke Spencer Roberts, Chelsea Lopez

it was originally advertised as Phoenix, the film tells the story of the disappearance of three teenagers who set out to find the source of the widely reported 1997 UFO phenomenon known as the “Phoenix Lights”. It was released on April 21, 2017 having mixed reviews, as many critics compared it to The Blair Witch Project.

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