A spokesperson for the fire department said the lights were parachute exercises, possibly including pyrotechnics. But this spokesperson did not know what group was performing the exercises. It seems odd for the fire department to claim knowledge of the alleged exercises and possible pyrotechnics usage, but not know the responsible party, especially in a dry area like Phoenix where fire risk is high, and fires and pyrotechnics are usually restricted or heavily regulated.
Later, an alternative explanation was offered by the U.S. Air Force – flares. The Air Force alleges that the lights were simply flares from the Barry Goldwater Range – the same explanation given for the Phoenix Lights of 1997.
Witnesses aren’t buying either of the explanations.
- Sean Cahill, Navy UFO Encounter and Guadalupe Island Investigation – July 16, 2019
- 2018 UFO Year in Review – January 8, 2019
- David Beaty – USS Nimitz UFO Encounter – January 22, 2019
- Dr. Eric Davis: Investigating and Experiencing the Paranormal – April 30, 2019
- Latest UFO News – October 2, 2018
- VIDEO: UFO Researchers Discuss Pentagon UFO Program at Devils Tower
- Lee Speigel, UFO News and Updates – August 21, 2019
- Alan Stivelman – Director of Witness of Another World – October 22, 2019
- Chris Cogswell – Science of Proving Object Made by Extraterrestrials – October 30, 2018
- Bryan Bender, Politico’s Defense Editor Talks UFOs