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Occurred : 3/13/1997 20:30 (Entered as : 03/13/97 20:30)
Reported: 1/18/2009 1:30:52 PM 13:30
Posted: 3/19/2009
Location: Tempe, AZ
Shape: Light
Duration:20 min
Nothing WE have, could have done what we all saw that night.

I was a witness of the famous "Phoenix lights" mass sighting back on the eve of March 13th 1997. This event changed everything for me... Later that year my wife left with the kids, followd by a nasty divorce. I tried to forget what I know I saw... for 10 years I made it, working nightly in the same outdoor welding shop that I was working in, on THAT night. The guy on the radio starts talking about the upcoming 10 anniversary of the "Phx Lights" mass sighting, and it was like a switch in my head came on. I was instantly awakened... no longer can I hold back on what I saw, and it has become an obsession. I then reported my story on any ufo website that had the ability. That's been a few years now and I have yet to be interviewed on what I saw. The vision of the massive yet elegant airshow that was displayed to those who were watching that night, will continue to play on my head like no other memory I can think of. As I watched it silently make a banked turn as it glided gracefully at the same elevation (or below) as the South Mtn range that it was effortlessly floating along as it flew away from me. When I first saw it, it was floating over the S.East end if the airport area, and it was in a semicircle pattern about 5 miles wide. Each of the orbs that made up the outline could move individually (and a few did). The light of each orange/red orb came from within and didn't radiate out (like molten metal). The orbs started moving and formed into a V shape with one side lopsided by on or 2 orbs. when it pivoted to start moving the orb in the middle became the nose of the now V craft and when it pointed as if it were going to come my way... I panicked and turned to run... I then realized that this thing my be 9 miles away from me. I turned back around and instantly my fear was gone and as I watched it for the next 15 minutes, I tried not to blink, as I didn't want to miss a second of it. I then told a few people and mentioned it to my wife, and it lay dormant in my head until t! he hype of the 10 year anniverssary of it brought it all back. The "flare" explaination is insulting to my intelligence... I've lived here in the Phx valley all my 52 years and have seen my share of flare drops... Not even close. We have nothing on this earth (maybe inside it or interdimentionally) that could put on a show like we saw in Phx that night.