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The Phoenix Lights Case: More Than Lights and Flares?
March 13, 1997
Phoenix, AZ and surrounding area

Updated: 31 March 2009
Fran Ridge:
Probably the most witnessed UFO event in history. The Phoenix Lights UFO incident is a complex series of events that took place on March 13, 1997 over the states of Nevada, Arizona, and possibly New Mexico, and which would quickly become known as the "Phoenix Lights" sightings. It involved sightings by many people, estimated by some to be as many as 10,000 witnesses or more on the ground, and it gave rise to a storm of controversy over what had caused the event. Most of the controversy that arose from the incident centers around a cluster of lights that was seen, and videotaped, to the south of Phoenix at between 9:30 and 10:00 p.m. on the same night as the sightings.

Peter Davenport, NUFORC:
"It was a very dramatic event, and I suspect that it was witnessed by tens of thousands, or perhaps hundreds of thousands, of witnesses, both on the ground, and in the air.

Bruce Maccabee:
The following analysis (*) of March 13, 1997 sightings over Phoenix refers to the sightings by a few people of lights at about 10 PM. An earlier sighting by hundreds of people around 8:30 PM of a dark triangular object that blocked the stars was a UFO. It is not the subject of this analysis.) 

YouTube Videos
Fife Symington Describes Seeing Phoenix Lights

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