On March 13, 1997, while looking skyward for a glimpse of the Halle-Bopp Comet, thousands of Arizona residents also witnessed a mile-wide, V-shaped formation of lights slowly and silently gliding over their heads. ABC, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, The Discovery Channel and USA Today were just a few to report on the story. UFO buffs call it “the most documented mass sighting ever recorded.” This critically acclaimed and award winning documentary features forty-four credible eyewitnesses from scientists to the military to the governor of Arizona.
Phoenix Lights witness, Tim Ley looks out to where he saw the phenomenon. The incident was on 13 March 1997, between the hours of 19:30-20:30 over a 300-mile wide corridor from the Nevada line through the City of Phoenix, to the northern edge of Tucson. Hundreds reported seeing five to seven intense bright balls of light forming a ‘V’ shape that filled the night sky as it passed overhead. Many witnesses reported seeing an enormous black craft, moving silently overhead when they spotted the lights.
In November of 2010, National Geographic channel aired a documentary looking back at “the Phoenix Lights” phenomena of 1997. No organization as respected as The National Geographic Society had previously focused on and evaluated such a mass UFO sighting and then broadcast their unbiased results.
The steady march toward societal acceptance of the reality of extraterrestrial visitation continues. The National Geographic Society seems to have cast its weighty vote in favor of Disclosure. The Truth Behind UFOs Over Phoenix was a departure from “normal” evaluations of sightings in that the reports of witnesses were taken at face value and an attempt was made to evaluate the science and technology behind the craft that was reported.