The Phoenix Lights

The Phoenix Lights

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The Phoenix LightsThe Phoenix Lights (sometimes referred to as the lights over Phoenix) were a series of widely sighted optical phenomena (generally unidentified flying objects) that occurred in the skies over the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, and the Mexican state of Sonora on March 13, 1997. A repeat of the lights occurred February 6, 2007, and was filmed by the local Fox News TV station.

A similar incident occurred April 21, 2008. This incident was later revealed to be prank–flares attached to helium balloons.

Lights of varying descriptions were seen by thousands of people between 19:30 and 22:30 MST, in a space of about 300 miles, from the Nevada line, through Phoenix, to the edge of Tucson. There were two distinct events involved in the incident: a triangular formation of lights seen to pass over the state, and a series of stationary lights seen in the Phoenix area.

The United States Air Force (USAF) identified the second group of lights as flares dropped by A-10 Warthog aircraft which were on training exercises at the Barry Goldwater Range in southwest Arizona. Witnesses claim to have observed a huge carpenter's square-shaped UFO, containing lights or possibly light-emitting engines. Fife Symington, the governor at the time, was one witness to this incident. (Excerpt from

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10 months ago

It doesn't make sense that a craft this big would be from this earth! right? In 2008 in Ohio me and my neighbor saw a massive saucer shaped craft sitting stationary and silent at a 20 or 30 degree angle hoovering over our town, it had 5 or 6 huge reddish amber orange lights. and in 10 seconds we both watched it disappear in place! we knew immediately it was a UFO and was not from earth.. just from the size alone!

5 years ago

I am religious, I do believe in god and other life forms.... I thought that documentary was awesome because no one can explain it and the paper immediately published a lie. Which disturbed the police lady who took all the 911 calls. The Bible says that there are many things that happened that the book itself can’t contain. History. There is no way we could ever know everything that happened in the past. So the Bible contains information about the beginnings of mankind. Not extraterrestrial. It says that he created millions of spirit persons like himself ( angles) Jesus himself said he was not from this world! So that makes him an alien, not a monster. The Bible also says God set our limits on how far we can go. For instance we can only hold our breath under water for so long. A diver can go only so deep until the pressure affects our physical make up. A ship can only fly so high. We need oxygen to breath which is made up of 69% nitrogen 26% oxygen and 5% of other gases. The Bible also says that one day we will be able to communicate with our creator and tha eyes have not seen nor ears heard what God has in store for those who love him and are willing to live by his laws, by the way which are very good!

5 years ago

As usual, the government trying to cover up something that is so obvious and witnessed by 1,000's,not just a small group. They are intimidated in the fact that there is most likely other life out there that is far superior to us, both in intelligence, culture and their society.

6 years ago

That is the reason they just flew over. They can receive our broadcasts, be on our internet, have nano technology to have cameras flying all over the place, and they are aware that a majority of humans are not ready. You can imagine religious extremists unleashing an intergalactic war just by bombing himself inside such a craft because THEY think its the work of the devil. They know we are not ready and it is a pity for those who ARE enlighted to understand how the universe really works.

Rory Morris
9 years ago

I was wondering what do christian people think of aliens? Did god make them, was jesus one of them? Do priests ever mention them? I mean this question in NO WAY to be offensive I ask it with honest curiosity , if you are of any religion id like to hear what your view is :)

Νίκοιαυς Κοορμαηη
9 years ago

i saw similar patterns over northern Kazakhstan. we were a group made up of scientists, hence we came up with ca. one million seemingly sound explanations. none of which entirely convinced me. all of us had vast amounts of video, audio and photographic documentations of the phenomena, yet, for a conglamerate, which only in perspective of its heterogeneity appears unlikely, all of the material somehow disappeared.

9 years ago

I saw these lights over Northern Ontario in 1993. Same pattern same color !

10 years ago

Why are all the craft sighters white people? And what does that say about the oficials who refuse to acknowledge what white people like themselves have seen?

10 years ago

I've seen very very similar ones with my gf around year '95 over Ljubljana. First it flew normally, just when it was about to go behind some hill it started to rotate slowly around its horisontal waypoint.. It was also flying very slow and without a sound. I couldn't belive my eyes, first moment I thought that big bright birds are flying in perfect formation, the lights were not so bright but quite soon i noticed that I can't see stars behind/above it... It was quite high, yet it was still obvious that it is huge. I actually DIDN'T want to belive my eyes.
i've read in newspapers the next day that some people think they have seen ufo:o
besides.. I was never held in some mental institution so i guess i am one of those 'on expirience' beliver..

10 years ago

There's a great documentary called "Out of the Blue" that covers this incident and several others succinctly. After viewing appropriate interviews with qualified individuals as well as intricately documented police and military reports that confirm sightings through military personnel, radar, etc. this subject is undeniable.

In France's COMETA report it openly states in its conclusions that 95% of "UFO" phenomena were explainable. A select few were, however, supported accurately by a cross reference of multiple, qualified military people as well as radar. This led the COMETA report to conclude that a select few UFO phenomena were explained only by the extraterrestrial hypothesis.

11 years ago

Maybe?, possibly it was another (just one of) Lockheed's products...
Now! Arriving all at once that would have been even more interesting...

Beam me up...


12 years ago

this one was good, but there is one even better than this and u should all se it. the Hessdalen lights.

12 years ago

I don't exactly get the discussion about demons and such...
I prefer to think about facts and logic when it comes to stuff like this. Yeah, sure...there is no definitive proven explanation but if its a contest between demons or aliens...logic in my mind prevails. There is no shred of logic that can say that demons in a religious sense exist. Given the vastness of the universe however...I'd be amazed if intelligent life didn't exist at least somewhere.

On a lighter note...until anything is actually proven I'll just stick with this Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy's "Teaser" explanation

"A teaser? Teasers are usually rich kids with nothing to do. They cruise around looking for planets which haven't made interstellar contact yet and buzz them."

"Buzz them?" Arthur began to feel that Ford was enjoying making life difficult for him.

"Yeah", said Ford, "they buzz them. They find some isolated spot with very few people around, then land right by some poor soul whom no one's ever going to believe and then strut up and down in front of him wearing silly antennae on their heads and making beep beep noises. Rather childish really."

Achems Razor
12 years ago

@Teelo 1951:

Intimidated by religee's? never! It is the other way around. Actually have friends that are religious, we may argue a lot, but what the hay!

So then I take it you are one of them? the pathetic religee's that believe that Demons are perhaps flying the spaceships (LMAO)

Right Hook
12 years ago


You just received a verbal KO early in Round 1.

Left Hook
12 years ago

@ Randy

Randy If You are set as You claim to be Dear Boy, Why have You bothered to grace us with Your devine wisdom? Pretending won't make it grow bigger Son! Cheers

Teelo 1951
12 years ago

@Achems Razor

Are you intimidated by Religious folk? Ya sure do mention em an awful lot and usually not even in context with the doc being discussed. Your insecurity is daggone pathetic fella.

12 years ago

@Joe, you must live under a rock. I've lived in the Yukon my whole life and I heard of this the evening it happened.
Oh, I heard it from something called Teh Interwebz? No, The Intranets? Nope, let me try again (googles it), ahh, The Internet. That's it.

12 years ago

This is act of Satan, those are Lucifer lights! The end is near!

12 years ago

I lived in Phoenix from 1995 until 2000. In Mesa, a few miles east of the Arizona Diamondbacks stadium, I saw those lights, and I'm still in amazement of such huge object sound, triangular shaped formation of lights, which after noticing the absence of any stars in between lights or in the center, but only around this object, one can undoubtedly establish the fact that is one solid object.
Still don't know what that was...

12 years ago

Interesting documentary, not sure what to make of it all.

12 years ago

@ Randy,

Hi again :-),

I did my best to find an internet source which claims that the Phoenix Lights were "perfectly established and proven" to be military flares. Please, could you provide a link or a source where you found it? Thanks :-)!

12 years ago

maybe it was a probe! if we visited other worlds first what would we do? apart from sending apes

12 years ago

This was a very interesting Doc ... I've seen plenty but this is easily one of my favorites because of the solid statements from so many people.

Religion IS a mental illness Steve, I agree it ruined the world and halted any kind of advance/progress as a species.

This has nothing to do with Spirits or Demons or any of that, and to say that those lights were flares on parachutes makes no sense, because they wouldn't be lined up equidistant from one another.

Aliens exist.


12 years ago

Very, very repetitive. Watch it for 10 mn and move on.

12 years ago

Why are you people discussing demons?
Charles B and his ilk should go to kansas and stay there. This has nothing to do with the mental illness known as faith. These objects have been here forever and nobody knows what they are. This world and all its complexities fill me with wonderment and mystery and that was good enough for Einstein and it's good enough for me.
Stick that evil prick known as god and his hippy loser son Heyzuse up your ever loving arse.

12 years ago

Whats with the incomplete docs.. Denied some how?

12 years ago

Sorry to rain on everyone's crazy-bread, but it has been perfectly established and proven through extensive video analysis, and "eventual" Airforce admissions, that the "Pheonix Lights" were military flares dropped by the Airforce for a training mission.

Magnesium flares are incredibly bright, (that's the point), have little parachutes on them, so that they drop slowly, (that's the point), and the human eye/brain, on a black/nighttime back drop, connects the dots to create a spaceship.

Now, the Airforce handled the incident badly--- yes. Trying to cover up instead of 'fessing up. But, really, what they need to do to protect you? Is really none of your business. You could be a bad guy for all they know. Cover-ups are important, people. They protect you and I and your kids and your mom and dad.... get over it.

We do have many enemies in the world, you know?

Aliens are fun to think about. Maybe they are out there. But I don't care because they do not pay my mortgage.

Focus, focus, focus... what pays the rent/mortgage, what buys the food, what keeps you alive? Aliens, astrology, ghosts, goblins, jesus?

Or, is it a good paying job and a bank, (several banks, is better), full of money?

Put this childishness behind you, brothers and sisters. You have important work to do. Or, you could just dream your life away. Makes no difference to me.

I'm set.

12 years ago

A U.S. government experiment in mass delusion or mass hypnosis.

Achems Razor
12 years ago

Aliens? Yes! they are coming to take all the Religee's and Dumbed down people off the face of the Earth!

12 years ago

I had a Vibrator once dat looked like dat too. bcuz it would get all up in My good stuff an tickle on My buzzknot at da same time.

12 years ago

It done did look like sum Weather Balloons all up in da Sky! Dat iz what they done did be seeing!

13 years ago

& Oh the fallen angels possess the illuminati leadership and government agencies are forced to obey the Commander, NASA, CIA, Media, all serve their evil master. DO NOT BE DECEIVED YOU ARE BEING LIED TO !

13 years ago

Giant LEDs Lol ! The Demons powered them in the air. Nothing more....Illuminati Mind Control at its best ! Cheap use of scare tactics that some alien race is out to get us if we don't unite and stay together ! Fear of the unknown utilized to greater advantage ! Planned one-world government that will serve the Antichrist. That's all there is to it. The illuminated ones have it all wrong. They believe its gonna be a huge party in Hell ! Repent & Accept The Lord Jesus Christ. Fear nothing and live in peace knowing that there are great mansions prepared in heaven and you will be kicking gold dust on the streets of heaven. Amen ! All hail King Jesus. He is coming soon !

13 years ago

@Charles B. Dude, what surprises me is that you believe in God and Satan but can't stretch your imagination to include UFO's. I'm not completely convinced of them either but then again I surely don't believe in a bogeyman up in the sky who's watching me....

13 years ago

I think its a shame that you air a doc. but not all of it that sucks!

Achems Razor
13 years ago

@ Bluesmanwalking:

You theory is good enough for me.

The government will even have everybody believe that a couple of old drunks have traveled the world making crop circles. Dumbed down people!!

13 years ago

Of course i have my theory LOL. We're not being officially visited, i mean they don't park and do the tourist thing. These Aliens are actually just passing by, probably gonna hook up with other Aliens in another Galaxy, Dimension or what have you. I think all these different "Flyby" this planet has been experiencing for all these years are basically for the same reason. They just want to know if we have changed yet, if we could finally hold a conversation with them or are we still so primitive.
As far as the government is concern, they continue to treat the majority of the population like imbeciles. The fact is, the majority of Americans actually have a slightly lower than average IQ. Just look at the country's condition. What's on TV... and i'm not going to start.

pete b
13 years ago

Deffintately seems credible, not sure if some super secret gov't technology or something out of this world. Either way i think if we ever find out what it is, it will be something amazing.

13 years ago

shoutout to Phil Schnieder who was the first one to break his silence about alienst and the human and alien war.... he is now dead cuz the govt killed him for coming out... u can youtube his conferences and he will tell you all about aliens and the govt been communicating with certain alien species to gain technology.. didnt you ever think about how in last 70 years we have advanced with technology more then any other time before? why now? cuz spaceships would crash on the earth and we disected their technlogoy about "zero point enegery" and President Eisenhower communicated with the aliens and struck a deal to trade technology in exchange for them to abduct cattle and a limited amount of humans. Phil told everyone they get high off some fluids that some of our inner organs secrete. If you read os watch interviews of people that have been abducted they ALL say the same thing. they put a hose inside their left nostril and enter in their rectum. i could go on and on...

Solomon S. Buyco
13 years ago

What I see in all of this is that our faith falters of what our purposes in life that why we do exist. Why are we here and on what purpose? Live and let die? Life is a trial that when we die, our souls will be upon all mankind? For what? For them present life to enjoy what the previous life endure?

For me, if the whole of this is not fraud, it is a wake up call for all concern of this present life that we hold dear.

Achems Razor
13 years ago


Okay I was wrong, by your intelligent answer, you are not still in school.

13 years ago

Achems Razor,

You make me laugh.

13 years ago

This documentary started out really well - very interesting, lots of nice footage, analyses, witnesses etc - and then it all just fell apart into spiritualistic nonsense. It could have been a lot better. Not necessarily more scientific, but definitely more sensible. Is it any wonder people don't take the UFO phenomenon seriously, when you have silly people going on about 'opening our hearts to higher entities' and what-have-you?

Don't get me wrong, I love this subject (the Phoenix Lights and UFOs in general), but it irritates me to hear people couching it in wishy-washy new-age bunk. Just talk about what you actually saw and what you think it was, and steer away from making guesses about what it might all MEAN. Otherwise it just descends into silliness.

Achems Razor
13 years ago


Everybody is of course entitled to their viewpoints.

But you are saying what?. Maybe Demons are flying around in the Earths air space since antiquity?

That is not the simplest answer, albeit, to me anyway, the most absurd!

One Universe yes! that we can perceive with our 5 senses. There is much, much, more out there that we cannot perceive with our 5 senses.
I imagine every school boy or girl knows that.

About Religion, I agree with you, all Religion has Pagan Roots from antiquity! I never said otherwise.

According to Quantum you can go back in time, but never, ever, end up in the same reality, there are to many unlimited Probabilities and Realities.

And you are saying you know more about Parallel Universes than the top theoretical physicists of our time, who state there may be more than 10 to the 500 power of alternate universes.

Correct me if I am wrong, but it seems to me that you are still in school. And if you are, "kudo's" to you for trying to get more answers.

Regards: :D

13 years ago

Achems Razor, your screen name and your comments conflict highly. The simplist answer would be that it was demonic. I'm not saying that it is, I'm not saying that it isn't. I'm open to te fact of UFOs. A lot of your information is really cracked. For one thing, there is only one universe. The universe is what houses all of the Galaxies. The other point about your religion information. The pyramids, they weren't christian, jewish or muslim. They were Pagan. Stonehenge, pagan as well. The next thing that you are going to say is that people can go back in time, but that is impossible, because if you go back in time, you will go past the point in which you made the action of going back in time. Thus, it never happened. For all we know, people have created time machines, but it is impossible to travel back in time.

13 years ago

Achems Razor, it's sooooo good to hear from you again :-D

Achems Razor
13 years ago

Hi, WTC7: :D

Absolutely! I agree with you 100%


13 years ago

Joe & Achems Razor, hi there again :-D,

It is quite clear that the god of the Bible was an E.T.! So, and only so, does the Book make any sense :-)

Achems Razor
13 years ago


Demons had never crossed my mind!

Einsteins theory of relativity, speed of light etc:, is for macro cosmos, it breaks down with micro cosmos.

According to Quantum Theory, you probably could travel between Universes, and even go back in time.
But a major problem, because of unlimited probabilities, you will never know where you will end up! unless you have co-ordinates down to a science.

Quantum particles travel instantaneously, no time element involved.
when they flicker in and out of our existence, and make up our Universe they do so everywhere else at the same time, Ad Infinitum.

I "think' Parallel Universes are real. And some do, and some do not have similar characteristics. Put it this way, everything that could possibly have happened to you, but did not happen, did happen, in alternate realities. Also other Universes could be completely devoid of anything that makes sense to us, different physical laws etc:.

Very plausible, that Aliens have been here in the past. The Bible is chocked full of Aliens, Gods,the sons of Gods, all kinds of descriptions of spacecrafts etc:.

Also, RE: Van Daniken "Chariots of the Gods". Numerous cave, stone paintings all over the World on spacecraft, Aliens in spacesuits. Nasca lines, pyramids, stone henge, Easter island, etc:

Our civilization, according to Universe time, has been here as long as like the flicker of a Neutrino, colliding with an Hydrogen Atom!

So I think we missed a lot!

"Maybe" God is E.T.!.