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Occurred : 3/12/1997 08:00 (Entered as : 3/12/97 8:00)
Reported: 12/29/1999 07:24
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Phoenix (west towards), AZ
Shape: Light
Duration:to +9:00pm
I watched the UPN UFO special and have been meaning to send my information in since I first heard your director being interviewed by Art Bell. Last year I saw in Canada an account on "Unsolved Mysteries" which I taped to show my wife and our friend who was visiting us when the TWO INCIDENTS which the three of us saw on MARCH 12 and 13. I just reviewed your database and see that one entry is for the 12th. OBSERVATION: Usually every night I take a "walked around the block", a couple or three laps around the our mobile home south of Florence, Az. Mar. 12: probably around 8:00 p.m, perhaps 8:30pm (between TV shows) I did my laps and noticed the a band of lights to the west where we can see the glow of Phoenix lights. Unlike what was seen the next evening, there were gaps in the display. From our perspective the lights were in one line dipping to the north, higher at the south end. The lights were white BUT there were gaps between them; as best as I can recall there may have been 5 or 6 displaying a pattern but with gaps in the pattern, such as #1 was on, #2 wasn't, but #'s 3 and 4 were and #5 may have beeen of while #6 was light. Anyway I called out my wife and our friend to see them, and I speculated that perhaps these were flares from night jumping; (the Coolidge airport where paratroopers have done night jumping is in line with the Phoenix air port, in fact, we are on the flight path for aircraft approaching Sky Harbor from the east or south east. I just can't remember if I took my binoculars out but I believe I did. What surprised was that there seemed to be not perceptible downward movement yet this the fact that I jumped to the conclusion that the north end was lowest fit in with my idea that the first flare would be lower than the last flare dropped. March 13: Again I saw the lights about the same time and again no perceptible downward movement BUT as been widely reported, this time there where no gaps in the lights--which to me meant that none of the flares were duds. I am really surprised that perhaps only one observation was make for the evening before since while there were fewer lights each one had the same intensity.