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Phoenix Witness Wishes Clips Were Never Seen

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 06:22:28 -0400
Fwd Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 06:22:28 -0400
Subject: Phoenix Witness Wishes Clips Were Never Seen

Source: KTVK-TV News - Phoenix, Arizona, USA


Sunday, March 18, 2007

Phoenix Lights Witness Says He Wishes Sighting Clips Were Never Seen

05:05 PM Mountain Standard Time on

By Scott Davis
3TV producer

You may have seen the home videos from The Phoenix Lights, but
why are some witnesses wishing the clips had never been seen?

"It was just dumb luck," said Mike Fortson. "I was in the right
place at the right time."

Fortson doesn't consider himself special. But he and his wife
were among the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people to see the
Phoenix Lights in 1997.

"I had ringside seats," he said. "We were in the perfect angle.
I saw three bright-white lights in triangle formation angled
down. At that point in time I thought I was gonna see a plane

The Fortsons say the lights they saw were not on an airplane.
He's ex-military and knows what aircraft looks like and sound
like at night.

"We got to see it for about two minutes," he said. "It was very
low to the ground. Planes that were coming into Sky Harbor were
going above it."

A computer graphics whiz came up with an animation that Fortson
says is almost exactly right.

"This black object which was little more than a black line
coming across through the grey background stuck out like a sore
thumb was coming right at us," Fortson said while observing the

"Boomerang shaped," he said. "I would say like a boomerang and
it was coming right at us. We stood there paralyzed watching

A big black craft flying over Phoenix, he says, at 8:30 p.m.

All the home video we've seen from March 1997 was taken an hour
and a half later. Most people accept that the military was
releasing flares that night.

Fortson and others are convinced that's all the videos show and
they'd like to see them erased.

"What happened in the 8 o’clock hour is what people really need
to understand," he said.

The Fortsons lived in Chandler back then.

Now, 10 years later, Fortson still scans the skies from his new
home in Prescott Valley, hoping to see it again.

"We're in awe," Fortson said. "You're not supposed to see this.
I mean this is not real. We've been told all of our lives this
does not exist. This thing is this big coming right at you.
You're sitting there, you're frozen."

[Thanks to Frank Warren for the lead]

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