On March 13th, 1997, millions of people in the city of Phoenix, Arizona were expecting to see the Hale-Bopp comet pass by in the night sky. What they got instead was something that did not look like a comet at all. Some captured the phenomena on video showing a string of lights in a V shape formation.
Many that night claimed they saw a UFO and it changed their perspective on believing in aliens and UFOs in general. This phenomenon was so huge it was featured on the local evening news with video of the event.
Governor Fife Symington held a press conference promising the people of Phoenix that he was going to get to the bottom of the Phoenix Lights. Everyone was looking forward to the results of the investigation he had declared. Several hours later Symington made another unscheduled press conference and asked that the accused step into the room so that everyone can look upon the guilty party of the Phoenix Lights.
A man dressed in an alien costume entered the room in handcuffs. Symington replied, “Now this goes to show that you people are entirely too serious.” At that moment the alien removed its head revealing Symington’s Chief of Staff. The residents at that moment were outraged that Symington would take the Phoenix Lights incident as a joke. For many years after Symington came under harsh criticism from the public he was shamed.
Although most residents believe what they saw in the sky above Phoenix was an alien spacecraft, the Air Force claims they were simply military flares. But no one believes that story. Everyone knows what flares from a plane looks like. The Air Force has never backed away from their statement on flares.
Years later, after his retirement, Fife Symington went on record to state that what he saw that night he believed the Phoenix Lights was a UFO. Not flares. He claims that he had to ridicule his original statement that night to calm the public’s hysteria about Phoenix being invaded by aliens from another world.
But the story does not end there. Two years prior Dr. Lynne Kitei claims she saw the same lights from her bedroom window at home. She even wrote a book about her experience titled, “The Phoenix Lights: A Skeptic’s Discovery That We Are Not Alone.”
A man, who wishes to remain anonymous and claims to have top secret clearance, has come forward saying that the Phoenix Lights are actually a top secret aircraft built and housed at Area 51. If you look at Google Earth and zoom in on Area 51 there is a hangar, he says, that is large enough to store that aircraft.
So if millions of people were expecting to see the Hale-Bopp comet, discovered 2 years before the Phoenix Lights, why did they see these formation of lights instead? Were the lights meant to cover up the truth about the Hale-Bopp comet.
According to Alex Collier Hale-Bopp is not a comet at all but an alien spacecraft designed to look like a comet. This spacecraft belongs to the Draco Reptilians. Perhaps the Phoenix Lights was a distraction to keep the public from wondering about Hale-Bopp.
Whatever the Phoenix Lights were, one thing remains clear. No reasonable explanation has been given as to what they were but most people still believe it was extraterrestrial.