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Occurred : 3/17/1997 01:30 (Entered as : 03/17/97 1:30)
Reported: 10/26/2011 7:17:49 AM 07:17
Posted: 12/12/2011
Location: Calgary (Canada), AB
Shape: Triangle
Duration:3 minutes
Phoenix Lights observed in Calgary Canada 4 days after the initial sighting

In the early morning hours of March 17, 1997, I returned home from work around 1:30 am MST.

As I was coming up to the side entrance of my house I looked up to see a triangular object moving slowly from SW to NE. I lived at that time in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Calgary airport is in a north easterly direction about 10 miles away. It is not unusual to see airplanes’ coming into land in this area of the city, what is unusual is that the object was only 200 feet above my head, whisper quiet, and had no landing gear extended beneath it. Also, the speed it was travelling, about 30 mph, would have stalled the engines had this been a jet aircraft. Most aircraft when landing power up the engines to prevent a stall from happening and the engine sounds are very distinct.

In addition, I noticed only two white lights on and pointing straight down. One light was located at the front of the triangle, the other on the right end. The lights reminded me of car head lights; the same color white but only larger and much farther apart. I estimate the length on each side to be greater than 30 feet.

At the time I believed the object sighted wasn’t an aircraft. I scanned a channel on TV recording landings and departures of aircraft at the airport. The Calgary airport I believe has restricted landing and departure times between midnight and 5am. There was no scheduled arrivals’ showing on screen.

I am a regular listener to Coast2Coast and very soon after I learned of a similar object that was seen in Phoenix on March 13, 1997. I eventually pulled up a photo on the internet of what is now known as the "Phoenix Lights." The photo showed a triangular object with a white light in each corner, but was much higher in the sky. Phoenix is almost due south of Calgary about 1500 miles.