UFOs: France and the Phoenix Lights
Readers of the Portland Freelancer know I'm deep into the UFO subject, so if that puts me in whack job country, forgive me, unless you're a Republican Bush supporter, in which case you're already there. I resist using this blog to hammer you with UFO stories but since France has taken the bold, courageous step to release its UFO files, I think I'll use this occasion to bring up one recent development that also caught my eye:
Ten years ago when the Phoenix Lights incident occurred the part of the story that so many missed was the earlier sightings that night of huge triangular craft making their way silently across Arizona for something like a half hour. There were literally hundreds of witnesses. The one interview I saw that stuck with me was with a suburban family. The father was saying how low one of the craft was when it went over and the kid said they could have hit it with a tennis ball.
Later, what turned out to be flares dropped from National Guard planes went on to be called the Phoenix Lights. The unidentified craft went over at around 8:30 and the flares happened at 10. Suspicions in the UFO community involved dropping the flares to come up with a cover story for the other sightings.
Everyone was in an uproar and Governor Fife Symington called a press conference to say an investigation was underway. Later, before the press, he announced that the culprit had been captured, then his chief of staff walked in wearing an alien costume. It got a nice laugh, and I'm sure UFO skeptics enjoyed it immensely.
Well, it's been ten years, and Fife is out of office, and guess what he's saying now? He, himself, was one of the many people who saw the huge triangular craft early in the evening, so if you want to suggest that no officials ever admit to seeing these things - outside of Ronald Reagan, that is - remember the Governor of Arizona saw a huge triangular craft flying over his state and he had no idea what it was or what to do.
Of the craft he now says: "It was enormous and inexplicable. Who knows where it came from? A lot of people saw it, and I saw it too."
Former Arizona Governor Now Admits Seeing UFO-UFO Casebook Files