In 1997, The Phoenix Lights was a mass UFO sighting which occurred in Phoenix, Arizona, and Sonora, Mexico. Lights of varying descriptions were reported by thousands of people between 19:30 and 22:30 MST, in a space of about 300 miles (480 km), from the Nevada line, through Phoenix, to the edge of Tucson.
There were allegedly two distinct events involved in the incident: a triangular formation of lights seen to pass over the state, and a series of stationary lights seen in the Phoenix area. The United States Air Force later identified the second group of lights as flares dropped by A-10 Warthog aircraft that were on training exercises at the Barry Goldwater Range in southwest Arizona.
Witnesses claim to have observed a huge V-shaped of lights, coherently-moving, dark UFO (stars would disappear behind the object and reappear as it passed by), producing no sound, and containing five spherical lights or possibly light-emitting engines. Fife Symington, the governor at the time, was one witness to this incident. As governor, he ridiculed the idea of alien origin, but several years later he called the lights he saw “otherworldly” after admitting he saw a similar UFO.
An Unidentified Pilot reported the siting over Phoenix and that unidentified pilot was Kurt Russell.
In a recent interview with BBC, In a recent interview with the BBC, the 66-year-old “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” star said he’d been flying his longtime partner Goldie Hawn‘s son Oliver Hudson to see his girlfriend when they both witnessed lights in a perfect triangular formation coming towards them as they were passing over Phoenix on March 13, 1997.
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