Saturday, March 13, 2010

...Phoenix lights

Hi.Grey skies and much rain pretty much sums up Chester County, PA this morning. Not a light in the sky to be seen. Things were very different on this day in 1997, as the Phoenix lights were seen over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people, and by millions on television. Reports state that the majority of these people were on their third Martini. The Phoenix Lights were a series of widely sighted optical phenomena (generally unidentified flying objects) that occurred in the skies over the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, and the Mexican state of Sonora on March 13, 1997. A repeat of the lights occurred February 6, 2007, and was filmed by the local Fox News TV station.
There were two distinct events involved in the incident: a triangular formation of lights seemed to pass over the state, and a series of stationary lights were seen in the Phoenix area. The United States Air Force (USAF) identified the second group of lights as flares dropped by A-10 Warthog aircraft which were on training exercises at the Barry Goldwater Range in southwest Arizona. Witnesses claim to have observed a huge carpenter's square-shaped UFO, containing lights or possibly light-emitting engines. Fife Symington, the governor at the time, was one witness to this incident.
Due to this historical event, I have put my "Georgetown Table Lamps" on sale. My "Phoenix Lights Table Lamps" mysteriously disappeared.
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