Ghost Stories,  Story Time

So…Aliens…Story Time #3

If you read my intro on the main page, you know that I would rather discuss deep & unusual topics than participate in small talk. Yes, aliens are one of those topics. Now, my mother is a witness to this story and yes, it really happened. And no, I was not abducted. But I did see something I cannot explain. Apparently others did too.

I was in my teens and we took a road trip across the country from the Midwest to the West Coast. We were driving through the empty desert in Arizona when this event happened.

It was nighttime so I was in the backseat staring out at all the stars, which I love to do. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw something really bright. Since it was so dark out there, it didn’t take much to get my attention.

I saw a line of huge lights in a large V shape moving through the air lowish to the ground. I tried looking up pictures online recently to compare what I saw and when I typed the description into Google, the first picture that came up is exactly what I saw that night. Apparently, others in the Arizona area had seen this thing too!

Exactly what I saw. Not my photo.

News channels and papers have plenty of online articles relating to this event. I was part of something and did not even know it at the time!

The following text is part of an article from KTAR News in Arizona.

“PHOENIX — Wednesday marks the 22nd anniversary of one of the strangest things to ever happen in Arizona, the Phoenix Lights phenomenon.

Those who witnessed the bizarre lights described them as “otherworldly” and the phenomena is remembered fondly each year since it — whatever it was — was spotted.

According to the Mutual UFO Network, on March 13, 1997 between 7:30 and 10:30 p.m., thousands of people reported seeing strange, bright lights flying over Nevada, Arizona and part of Mexico.

It wasn’t just one event, there were many events across the state for more than 12 hours,” Phoenix Lights Network spokeswoman Lynne Kitei said.

The first event was described as a V-shaped object the size of a commercial plane soaring through the sky.

One witness from Prescott who wished to be known only as J.R. said he watched a boomerang-shaped object glide over Granite Mountain, and it was at least a mile wide. He said there’s no way it was from this planet.

“We don’t have anything that big,” he said. “It was totally silent. I’ve never seen anything even close to the colors from the exhaust that propelled that thing. It was as big as downtown Prescott and completely blocked out the stars.”

The second event was reported by an unidentified former Arizona police officer who claimed he saw a series of stationary, orange and red lights hanging over the Valley.

The Phoenix Lights were treated as a joke at first by then-Gov. Fife Symington.

However, Symington later did a complete 180 and not only said he saw the lights himself, but believed them to be of otherworldly origin.

“I’m a pilot, and I know just about every machine that flies,” Symington said. “It was bigger than anything that I’ve ever seen. It remains a great mystery. Other people saw it, responsible people. I don’t know why people would ridicule it.” “

I am glad I was not the only one who saw this. It’s always nice when others experience it too so you can verify you are not seeing things. ::Face palm::

BRB. Going outside to star gaze.

M.

P.S. My favorite constellation is Orion.

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