New information has come forth about the Phoenix Lights—from a military man who was stationed in the area at the time! Whitley will be sigining books in the Phoenix area on March 7 at 2 p.m. at The Poisoned Pen, 4014 N Goldwater Blvd. Suite 101, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, (480) 947-2974. For information, click here.
The information was revealed by an anonymous poster on a website blog, but the information checks out. In UFO Digest, Steve Hammons quotes him as saying, “It has been nearly 12 years since the incident known as the ‘Phoenix Lights’ was shown around the world, nearly 12 years that something has been burning inside of me. When the official explanations of the incident were released (mainly the story about Maryland ANG [Air National Guard] A-10 ‘Flares’ story), myself and everyone else that had anything to do with the incident itself were deflated, as we knew it was false.
“In short, on the night of March 13, 1997, USAF personnel stationed at both Luke AFB in Glendale and Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson were a bit scared, as something was occurring over the skies of central and southern Arizona that night, and the on-duty personnel at both bases had no idea what it was.
“…The next day, intelligence units at both Luke and Davis- Monthan were abuzz. No one knew what had occurred, other than something physical was in the sky, an intercept was attempted, and there were thousands of eye-witness accounts..” He said that the flares were dropped so the Air Force would have an “explanation” for the lights: “It was felt that this was indeed a ‘deception’ measure to keep curiosity focused on one space in the sky…”