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Re: Former Arizona Governor Boosts UFO Claims -

From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2007 15:40:36 -0400
Fwd Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2007 16:25:43 -0400
Subject: Re: Former Arizona Governor Boosts UFO Claims -


>Source: MSNBC - USA

>http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17761943/

>March 23, 2007


>Former Arizona Governor Boosts UFO Claims

>Ten years after 'Phoenix Lights', Symington says he was a witness

>PHOENIX - Former Arizona Gov. Fife Symington, who trotted out an
>aide dressed as an alien 10 years ago to spoof the frenzy
>surrounding mysterious lights in the Phoenix sky, now says the
>lights were actually an alien spacecraft.

<snip>

>The lights, which appeared in a V shape on March 13, 1997, as
>they moved across the sky, were widely explained as flares
>dumped by a military training flight, though many still doubted
>the government was telling all it knew.

As usual the Unthinking (or stupid?) press mixes up the two
events. Well, can't blame the press for mixing it up,
considering the hype about the 10 PM videos by some ufologists.

>Tucson astronomer and retired Air Force pilot James McGaha said
>he investigated two sightings over Phoenix that March night and
>traced them both A-10 aircraft flying in formation at high
>altitude.

>"It was clearly aircraft in formation, flying at two different
>times and then dropping flares and it's clear to any rational
>person that's what it was", McGaha said.

>McGaha said Symington "is not a trained observer and what he
>feels in his gut doesn't make any difference."

I have now been informed that Symington's house at the time was
on the north side of a mountain - Camelback - so he couldn't
have seen the 10 pm lights. His recollection is that he saw the
triangle at about 8 PM or so.



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