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Re: 'Phoenix Lights' Info from Phoenix Fox TV10

From: fergus@ukraine.corp.mot.com [George Fergus]
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 16:04:45 -0600 (CST)
Fwd Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 19:24:28 -0500
Subject: Re: 'Phoenix Lights' Info from Phoenix Fox TV10

> From: William.Hamilton@pcsmail.pcshs.com
> Date: 11 Nov 1997 19:38:51 UT
> Subject: Unknown Subject
> To: updates@globalserve.net

> ------- Forwarded Message Follows -------
> Date:          Tue, 11 Nov 1997 09:04:58 +0000
> To:            skywatch@rodin.wic.net
> From:          aggart@ctaz.com (john and april aggas)
> Subject:       Phoenix lights info from Phoenix Fox TV

> Two nights ago, Phoenix Fox TV, Ch 10 did another story on the
> Phoenix lights.  This time, Troy Hayden, the TV anchor, using
> original footage of the lights, went to the home of the man who
> video taped the lights and, using the man's video camera, taped
> from the same location as the original video was shot but during
> daylight!  They then superimposed the two films and it clearly
> showed the lights were below the mountains in the
> background....disproving the theory that they were flares dropped
> on a test range many miles away and disappearing behind the
> mountains!

Kudos to Fox TV 10 in Phoenix for making their own independent
investigation, and perhaps even more importantly, for doing it
right and eliminating all doubt.

I must admit that even with all its problems I liked the flares
theory.  It seemed to me to be the best explanation for the odd
behavior of the 10pm lights, turning on one by one and then five
minutes later turning off one by one. (A better explanation than
a hovering alien craft testing its rockets, or whatever.)

Now, the only way that a flares hypothesis for the 10pm lights can
still be maintained, is for the flares to have been dropped either
among or in front of the Estrella mountains themselves.  As I
understand it, there are not enough landmarks in the different
videos for it to be possible to triangulate the position of the
lights precisely enough to be able to go there and search for ground

The lights being below the peaks also opens up the possibility that
they were actually on the ground on the high slopes of the mountains
when they were observed, and that this is the reason why they
exhibited no apparent horizontal or vertical motion, and why no
parachutes were observed above them even through a telescope.

However, it seems to me quite unlikely that in this uneven terrain
they would all end up in a straight line, height wise.  So I discount
the notion that the lights were either dropped onto, or deployed
from, the ground high up in the mountains.

-George Fergus

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