NUFORC Home Page
Web Report Indexes : by Event Date | by Location | by Shape | by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center
Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/13/1997 21:00
Reported: 2/24/2005 8:48:45 PM 20:48
Posted: 4/16/2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Shape: Diamond
Duration:2 to 5 minutes
I witnessed th "Phoenix Lights" the evening of March 13th 1997 from a distance of one to two miles.

I witnessed the "Phoenix Lights" on March 13, 1997 My mother and wife were watching TV and I went out to the back patio to have a cigarette around 9:00 pm and within minutes saw the lights moving South over Squaw Peak just east of our home. I wanted my wife to see them but was fixated on watching and figured she would not have time to get outside before they were gone. My watching time was a couple of minutes or so and I immediately knew I was seeing something not natural/normal. I was watching six or more bright orange lights in a V formation (like a boomerang) moving slowly at a low altitude. There was no sound. The minute it had passed I went in the house and told Mother and wife what I had just seen. I wondered if others had also witnessed the happening. The next morning it was big news and was seen by hundreds from towns starting in northern Arizona.....through Phoenix and on down to Tucson. I called the Arizona Republic and told the reporter what I had seen and assured her I was not into UFO happenings and was hopeful of an explanation.

To this day a reasonable explanation has never been given.

(I am a retired corporate VP living in North Phoenix)