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Re: 'The Unexplained' & Phoenix Lights

From: Donald  Ledger <dledger@ns.sympatico.ca>
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 1998 11:39:11 +0100
Fwd Date: Sat, 11 Jul 1998 23:56:58 -0400
Subject: Re: 'The Unexplained' & Phoenix Lights 

>From: Susan Baldwin <sblee@stc.net>
>To: "UFO UpDates - Toronto" <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: 'The Unexplained' & Phoenix Lights
>Date: Fri, 10 Jul 1998 19:56:29 -0400

>>Date: Wed, 08 Jul 1998 21:57:43 -0700
>>From: frances emma barwood <fbarwood@primenet.com>
>>To: updates@globalserve.net
>>Subject: 'The Unexplained' & Phoenix Lights

>>This Thursday on A&E channel there will be a show called "The
>>Unexplained".  It is supposed to be about the Phoenix Lights and the
>>producer called me this evening to let me know so that I would watch
>>it.  He said that I am in it.  Hope it is good.

>>Let me know what you thought of it after you watch.

>>Thanks, Frances


>I think you deserve a big "attagirl" for sticking your political
>neck out. The skeptics in my opinion were the ones that came off
>looking like fools. No matter how rationally you discuss UFOs
>though its not going to go down like discussing world peace,

>I don't know about the rest of the crew here but it's hard for me
>to look at those shows from a non-believer's perspective. That
>might be the best opinion to get.

>I think the show presented you as a truth-seeker which is what
>most of us are, in all our variations.


This was my first opportunity to view the Pheonix Lights on
video. I would have preferred to see more of them from different
angles, however they appeared to be over a populated area. THAT
rules out flares. If the Air Guard or the USAF in any way
admitted to dropping flares in a populated area, not to mention
a FAA controlled airspace, somebody's ass would be grass as they

As for the supposition that these were flares from 60 miles
away, the fact that Pheonix is below sea level and the curvature
of the Earth would rule that out unless the flares were dropped
at 40-50,000 feet or 8-10 miles up, and then what would be the
point. They are meant to light up the ground below and would be
of little use way up there. Since these lights were strung out
in an even pattern and remained up there for quite awhile, which
flares cannot do, then it seems obvious that the AF's
explanation once more is bogus. One gentleman, ex-forces, a vet
of the Viet Nam war, pretty much stated the obvious about the

On the screen,the lights seemed to be in a semicircular pattern
rather than "V" shaped, as if on the leading edge of monsterous
disk, however  that might have been due to the vantage point of
the camera. A&E at least tried to do a balanced job of the show
without too much hype.

I see that Jim Dilettoso [sp] is still with us.

Don Ledger