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Former Governor Says He Saw UFO - CNN

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 08:16:05 -0400
Fwd Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 08:16:05 -0400
Subject: Former Governor Says He Saw UFO - CNN

Source: CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 Blog


Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Posted By Gary Tuchman
CNN Correspondent
5:52 PM ET

Former Governor Says He Saw UFO

It's not everyday a former Governor tells you he witnessed a UFO
that he believes came from another world. Ok, that's an
understatement. I don't believe a person who has served as a
governor has ever uttered such words on camera. But that's what
Fife Symington, who served as governor of Arizona for six years
in the 1990s, just did.

Symington took me to a park in Phoenix where he says he saw what
is now referred to as the "Phoenix Lights". Exactly 10 years
ago, thousands of Arizonans saw an object in the sky described
by witnesses as larger than a football field with brilliant
lights. It was also videotaped by many. Witnesses say it made no

Symington was Governor at the time, and not only did he never
publicly mention that he saw it, but there are many who feel he
ridiculed those who did. The Governor held a news conference
after the sightings in which he claimed the case had been
solved. At that point, a man in an alien costume walked into the
room. That 'alien' was his chief of staff.

The former Governor told me he held the news conference (which
in all fairness, many found very amusing) to create some levity
in a state where many people might have been getting panicked.
Fast forward a decade.

The creators of a film about UFOs called Out Of The Blue
contacted Symington because they are updating their documentary.
After being asked questions about the 1997 episode, Symington
told the filmmakers that he did indeed see the UFO but said
nothing publicly, in part, because he didn't want to scare

Symington told me that what he saw in the sky that night was
"otherworldly" and he believes it was an "alien spacecraft". He
is a U.S. Air Force veteran who served in Vietnam and is highly
doubtful it was some secret military craft.

Symington said he did privately try to have people investigate
the sightings, but got nowhere. But for the first time, he is
talking about it publicly, and saying that not only was he not
concerned, but he would love to see a sight like this again.

What was it? Frankly, I have no idea and wouldn't hazard a
guess. But Symington's revelation a decade later only adds to
the mystery surrounding this event.

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