My name is Mike Fortson. My wife and I are 8:30 pm mst
witnesses from our former home in Chandler, Az. We got to see the solid
boomerrang shaped craft. I have attached a copy of my report.
The only part of the so-called Phoenix Lights that has been
accused of being flares is the event near 10:00 pm that night s/sw of Phoenix.
This event has been called flares, however, there is nothing known for sure
about these lights, except they are soft lights. Local and national tv shows
love to show the 5- 10:00 pm videos when interviewing witnesses from the 8:00
hour. It's their way of confussing the viewer.
The real story of March 13, 1997, the massive ufo flyover of
Arizona, is rarely told or explained. There are thousands of witnesses saw soild
V shaped craft, solid triangle shaped craft, and amber orbs.
Boomerang Mesa, ArizonaI awoke
from a brief nap in my recliner and leaned over to tell my wife that I was going
to bed. I glanced to the clock on the television, it was 8:30 pm. As I walked
down the hallway to the master bedroom, I noticed the bedroom window was open.
The weather was most pleasant this March 13 evening, temp. 75 degrees, clear and
no wind.(Jim Schnebelt Fox 10 weather) Typical Arizona spring evening.
As I pulled the window closed, my eyes
were attracted to the three huge, bright white lights angled down and very low
to the ground. "Plane crash!" I thought.
These lights were way too low and angled
in a way nothing I know of could pull out of.
I ran down the hallway, grabbed my
glasses off the bar and yelled to my wife, of 25 years, "get outside right
Without hesitation she followed me out
the back arcadia door to the edge of our patio. (I have timed this since and it
took app. 8-10 sec)
Standing at the edge of our patio, facing
west, and looking north, confussion struck me. For there was no plane crash, but
coming from the north and heading south was one, single structure that looked
like a giant boomerrang. (the description of boomerrang, chevron (best), and V
shaped object all apply). This object stuck out like a sore thumb in the evening
sky due to the fact we were looking north towards the Phoenix metro area, and
the city lights gave us a grey background in which to view this huge black V
shaped object. It was so low to the surface we could not believe it. I remember
saying, "what the hell is that?"
The huge V shaped craft was moving slowly
to the south. At this point, still northwest of us, we both saw a 737 in landing
approach pass over the object. The plane was coming in from the west heading
east. The V shaped craft was heading south from the north. As the plane passed
over the 737, I said, "did you see that! Why didn't the plane get the hell
out of there?" But it didn't. The pilot nor the planes computers saw
nothing. (Just like the radars at Sky Harbor and Luke AFB. Nothing was
I would like to explain more on this
incident. We live app. 23 miles ESE of Sky Harbor in Phoenix. Planes coming in
to land (most of the time) will come out by us, bank to the north (left),
proceed for app. 10-12 miles, bank left again (west) and land at Sky Harbor.
This is normal landing pattern. I have talked to airline pilots, tower
operators, and investigators about the altitude of planes coming in to land at
Sky Harbor, at the point of the first bank north where we live. The
altitude..1200'. The massive V shaped craft we saw was under 1200' altitude!
As the huge V shaped craft proceeded
south, it was almost in front of us, when my eyes followed the left wing to it's
end. We live 1/2 mile south of Chandler Blvd. The end of the wing was well past
that and at least half way to Ray Rd. (1 1/2 miles north!) I remember saying to
my wife, "that son-of-a-bitch is a mile long! As it passed in front of us
all we could see is the left wing. That's how low it was. At arm's length the
object was at least 30"+ long. I reported it was app. 1 1/2 mile west of
us, going down Alma School Rd. But the closest part of the huge V, the end of
the left wing was much closer. Maybe within a 1/2 mile.
One thing that I remember the most is how
this craft "floated" app. 30-40 mph. There was no visual means of
propulsion and absolutely no noise. The altitude and speed of the craft never
On March 13, 1997, at app.8:31 pm mst.,
there was a bright bottom quarter moon setting in the western horizon. I said to
the wife, "we're gonna get more detail, look, it's going right into the
light of the moon." But instead of greater detail of this huge V shaped
craft, what we saw still amazes us.
As the front of the V shaped craft
entered the light of the moon, this black chevron shaped object became
tranlucent in bright light! We could still see the bottom quarter moon thru the
object, but instead of bright white, it (moon) was a dingy yellow. As the V
shaped craft exited the bright moon, it became a solid black object again. We
watched as the entire craft passed thru this. Seeing a solid object going into
and coming out of, was black. But as the craft passed between us and the bright,
white moon, it was translucent. (Something about bright objects...witnesses who
had this pass over their heads claim that as the craft passed between bright
stars, it was like looking thru...water)
By the time the end (left wing still) was
passing thru the light of the moon, the front of the craft was disappearing into
the night sky to our south. It never changed course, speed, or altitude. Just
faded off into the night sky to the south of us.
During the whole sighting we never moved
our feet. We never considered getting a camera. We never thought of yelling for
There was no question in our minds that
what we saw was not of this Earth.
Our total sighting was app. 1 minute and
Hope this is what you were looking for.
You may post this if you wish.
Report by Mike Fortson.
Just finished re-watching UFO's Over Pheonix. The
Channel 5 documentary concerning the Pheonix Lights.
The programme was transmitted in the UK only
although I'm sure our American friends have seen something similar.
Now the whole crux of the argument on the programme
is that the Pheonix Lights were officially military flares released by the Luke
Air Force Base.
Well, possibly that is part of the explanation, but
it certainly wouldn't explain the whole experience. Here are few reasons that
occur to me:-
1. Military flares apparently last for
approximately five minutes. However, the sightings were experienced over four
nights. The main sighting on March 13th lasted from 8.15p.m. till 10.00 p.m.,
that's 1 hr 45 minutes. That's 1 hr and 40 minutes more than Military Flares
should be visible.
2. Why did the Luke Air Force Base deny having any
calls about the lights when hundreds of people reported that they HAD called
3. Why did the Luke Air Force Base firstly deny
using the flares and then change their position on that statement at a later
4. Flares don't normally stay in formation and yet
the Phoenix Lights did.
5. Also the computer analysts who examined the
video and compared it with another video of Military Flares said there was
no similarity between the Pheonix Lights and the Military Flares even
though they were using specialist software.
6. Even if the sighting at 10.00 p.m. were military
flares, it would not explain the earlier sightings.
7. Flares don't travel along a flight path as the
strange object was reported to have done.
8. According to the computer analysis, lights
did fall behind the mountain rather than in front of it. However, that does not
prove that they were flares.
9.One of the witnesses reported aircraft
surrounding the object, which shot rapidly upwards and disappeared.Military
Flares don't do this.
10. And finally, just an aside, during one of the
video clips ( and I can't tell you exactly which one, but I have it on tape) it
seems that some type of aircraft actually flies in front of the lights. It comes
in from the left hand side, travels across the front of the object and flies off
to the right hand side. Unfortunately, you may not be able to see this on a
streaming video as the quality isn't of a high enough standard. However, for
those who have all of these videos on tape, check through them carefully and you
should be able to see it.
Well, there are my thoughts on the matter. I'm not
actually saying that the object is an extraterrestrial craft. But it has to be
something out of the norm for the authorities to be trying to cover it
Why were they trying to cover it up? Well, firstly
the denial by the Air Force that they had had any calls, secondly they denied
that they had used Military Flares and then said that they had.
The Police also denied that they had received any
calls even though hundreds of people reported that they had called
There was a complete lack of an investigation by
The local council investigation was completely
lighthearted in attitude despite the seriousness of hundreds of respectable
I'm sure that this case will go on for a few years
yet and we may never know the complete truth. I am sure, however, that the
government denials will have something to do with this.
Well, that's my thoughts on the subject, what do
other members think?
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