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Re: he Phoenix Lights 10th Anniversary - Gates

From: Robert Gates <RGates8254.nul>
Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2007 17:14:42 EST
Fwd Date: Sun, 04 Mar 2007 09:46:09 -0500
Subject: Re: he Phoenix Lights 10th Anniversary - Gates

>From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 19:29:43 -0500
>Subject: Re: The Phoenix Lights 10th Anniversary

>>From: Geoff Richardson <geoff.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 15:18:21 -0000
>>Subject: The Phoenix Lights 10th Anniversary

>>During the evening of 13th March 1997, a series of incidents
>>took place which was to become known as

>>The Phoenix Lights Incident.

>>At approximately 7-50p.m. a 'V-shaped' formation of bright
>>blue/yellow-white orbs was observed leaving the Las Vegas
>>(Nevada) area and flying at speed over the boarder into Arizona.
>>This formation of lights was then witnessed by hundreds if not
>>thousands of people as it flew over Phoenix and on to Tucson -- a
>>total journey of some 300 hundred miles.

>>The Phoenix Lights incident has become one of the most
>>controversial events in the history of Ufology.

>>Dr. Lynne Kitei, a physician, witnessed multiple events which
>>occurred in the skies over Phoenix leading up to and including
>>the night of 13th March, 1997 and successfully documented a
>>number of sightings of orbs and V-shaped craft.


>Too bad she asserts that the lights videotaped at 10 PM that
>night were on a large UFO hovering over Phoenix. As I have
>pointed out numerous times over the last 10 years (!)
>triangulation shows the lights were a long distance away. The
>triangulation is based on the same videos (Lynn, Krzysten,
>Rairdon) that show the lights which these three witnesses claim
>were over Phoenix.

Bruce, Listers,

As the saying goes 'I don't have a dog in this hunt' however I
would like to make an observation about the night sky in

When we see things in the night sky, the 'actual' distance may
be much further then what we believe it to be. Several years ago
I was looking out my back door and saw a fire out West of me, I
estimated that it was on the west side of town perhaps 9- 12
miles away.

I could clearly see the glow of the flames, a smoke plume etc
etc. I pulled out my set of binoculars and saw what appeared to
be flames. My wife and I got into the car and thought we would
take a ride out to see this as it appeared to be fairly close. We
got to the west side of town and low and behold no fire, but it didn't
appear to be very far away so we continued to drive.

We got out about 25 additional miles and found the fire... It
was a rather large brush fire. We watched it awhile and went
home. I spoke to a firefighter that worked it later on and he
told me at one point flames were 150 feet high.

So the lesson learned is it may in fact be 10 miles away or it
may be 40 miles away further investigation is always warranted.

As an aside to the flare controversery, the military drops
flares probably weekly in certain training areas , meaning that
flares are not an uncommon occurance. Has anybody done any spade
work and staked out a flare drop at night, at the right
distances? More then once?

Just curious.



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