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Occurred : 3/13/1997 20:10 (Entered as : 03/13/97 20:10)
Reported: 3/13/2002 5:33:05 PM 17:33
Posted: 3/19/2002
Location: Tempe, AZ
Shape: Other
Duration:5-10min
Phoenix Lights

To Whon It May Concern, I was a witness to the Phoenix Lights.

I was leaving my apartment (8 PM) to go to the store. I looked to the north and saw a delta formation of amber lights.

The lights were heading directly in my direction(Flying South). I thought, "oh boy, if this is a UFO I finally get to see one." I could not figure their speed. But I would say they were flying slower than a civil airliner on approach. (200-300 mph?) As the lights got closer I observed the lights moving individually(as a plane flying through (or on) the air).

As the craft came overhead I could hear the faint whine of jet engines. I assumed they were a squadron of A-10's flying formation, on the way to Davis Monthan AFB(in Tuscon, AZ, where A-10's are stationed).

They were defintly 9 individual jet aircraft of human origin flying south.

The following days were a real circus. When I read that people spotted a large craft. My belief in e.t. went south with the planes I saw the night before.

A Phoenix Radio talk show host took up the subject in preceding days(weeks). He was asking for people to call in who saw the lights. (I didn't call in) But someone called in and said they looked at the aircraft through binoculars. They described aircraft but not of a known configuration.

I hope this helps.