From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul> Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2007 18:55:27 -0500 Fwd Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2007 12:38:24 -0500 Subject: Re: Phoenix Lights Return? - Maccabee >Source: The National Ledger - Apache Junction, Arizona, USA >http://tinyurl.com/2jz9g8 >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. <snip> >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 large bright flares typically last about 5 minutes. >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?" UFO investigators ought to be all over Davis Montahn AFB in Tucson to find out of a national guard unit has done it again! >CK Rairden contributed to this report. Wonder if this could be "Chuck" Rairdon, one of the video tapers of the March 13, 1997 event.
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