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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/13/1997 20:30 (Entered as : 04/19/1997 20:00)
Reported: 1/18/2004 4:00:25 AM 04:00
Posted: 1/22/2004
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Duration: hour
Phoenix lights were were explained on the Art Bell website by Ed Dames (Dr Doom) many years ago. I would email my copy but it was saved on a hard disk that no longer workd. Ed Dames said it was theatrical lazers on a rooftop in south Phoenix that were invisible to the eye until they crossed in the air. Since the sighting, somebody fed the press a picture they took of parachute flares being droped far to the west-south-west, that were clearly parachute flares on another date completely. By the way, I'm a retired Air Force Pilot with a million miles of flying, and another million miles of driving trucks and taxi cabs, and I've never seen aliens in the sky. Yes there are UFO's - for example when I see a 747 I try to count the upper floor windows to see what series 747 it is. The 747-100 was glued together and they're not flying anymore - it had fewer than 7 upper deck windows. The current 747-400 has two rows of upper deck windows. It's an unidentified 747 until I can get a look at how many windows the upper deck has, but it's not an alien ship, just a Unidentified 747. There are no flying saucers, sorry. I've never seen one. I've seen thousands of unidentified flying objects but none of them were alien spaceships. Goodness. Get your act organized. Ed Dames long ago explained the Pheonix lights.

((NUFORC Note: Witness gets date for the "Phoenix Lights" wrong; it is March 13, 1997. We have corrected date above. Ed Dames, appearing on the Coast to Coast radio program with Art Bell, its host, declared that through a process of "technical remote viewing," he had determined that the entire event over Arizona had been caused by "two, blue-green, one-half, split-beam lasers," which allegedly had been mounted on the tops of buildings in downtown Phoenix, and had projected the images into the night sky above Phoenix. The proposition is so absurd, in our opinion, that we won't bother to address the issue here, but rather leave it up to the reader to make up his own mind. We will comment to the extent, however, that the "lasers" would have to have been able to project their beams through clouds, dust, and even mountain ranges (!!) in order to have been able to do what is claimed by Dames. PD))