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Phoenix Lights Return?

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2007 08:04:30 -0500
Fwd Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2007 08:04:30 -0500
Subject: Phoenix Lights Return?

Source: The National Ledger - Apache Junction, Arizona, USA


Feb 6, 2007

Arizona UFO: Phoenix Lights Return?
By Jon Shanks

Phoenix residents again lit up police switchboards and news
hotlines as bright stationary lights were again visible south of
the skies of Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday night. Many residents
of Arizona are particularly diligent sky watchers as the most
reported UFO event in history that is commonly known as the
'Phoenix Lights' is nearing a ten-year anniversary.

On March 13, 1997 several events composed the event known as the
'Phoenix lights' with most seeing tapes and photographs of the
orbs that were spotted southwest of the Valley of the Sun on
news channels and TV specials.

Those lights were never fully explained to the satisfaction of
many witnesses, despite numerous investigations. Months later,
a Maryland National Guard spokesman came forward to claim that
'Operation Snowbird' had dropped miltary flares at the Goldwater
range in the southwest Arizona desert.

Now nearly ten years later, the city is buzzing over another
sighting of lights (pictured above). Fox 10 reports that around
8PM, SkyFox saw the lights south of Phoenix, noting to its
viewers that it was the second time that mysterious lights
appeared near Phoenix in the last 10 years.

Channel 3 in Phoenix reports on its website that calls poured
into 3TVís newsroom, dozens of people called 911, and phone
lines at KTAR radio lit up with curious callers and all kinds of
veryone wants to know what the lights were, so 3TV did some
investigating, the report reads. Channel 3 took video of the
lights taken in Tempe looking way out west. There were at least
5 bright lights holding a very constant place in the night sky.

In a closer shot, you can see one of the lights almost
flickering in place. Some of the lights simply went out one by
one after about 5 minutes. The photo shown above shows more of
a V shaped array of lights. That photo was snapped just after
8pm Phoenix time from Usery Pass, about 30 miles east of
downtown Phoenix.

According to the website report from Channel 3, Federal Aviation
Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says there is a simple
answer to the mystery -- military flares. But many witnesses
are saying the lights look exactly like the Phoenix lights of
1997 leaving everyone scratching their heads in wonder, "Have
they returned?"

CK Rairden contributed to this report.

[Thanks to Stuart Miller of http://uforeview.net/ for the lead]

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