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Occurred : 3/13/1997 19:00 (Entered as : 19:00)
Reported: 8/8/2006 4:59:21 PM 16:59
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Shape: Triangle
I saw both of these events in Phoenix while my family and I were driving home.

The first event was the triangular formation. I saw no shape or surface to it as the angle we observed it from it was lower on the horizon. If flew over the Carefree area without noise.

I work in the airline industry and have spent many nights on the ramp. I know airplane landing light formations for just about every type of aircraft. This was no aircraft.

The second event were flares dropped over the Gila mountains. They acted exactly like flaires and it is my opinion that they were dropped to confuse everyone from the first event. I lived in Phoenix for 10 plus years and never were flares dropped from that position at night.

Sky Harbor is not far away and never once were flares dropped at night. It would freak the passengers out if they saw something like that while landing. Even the Marines in Yuma draw attention if they practice at night. Flying in the Southwest between California and Arizona, you can easily see night activity from far away.

Just as soon keep my name to myself. Just found your site and wanted to share what I know.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. We agree with his assessment about the flares. NUFORC has long argued that the flares, which occurred at approximately 22:00 hrs., occurred after the genuine UFO event had ended, which occurred at approximately 21:45 hrs.. PD))