New Wave of UFOs in Arizona ?

Report by Tom King

A new wave of UFO sightings are under way in Arizona and two mass sightings
have occurred
within the last week.

Sunday afternoon after the rain stopped I noticed some strange silvery
blinking objects moving
slowly in the sky. I attempted to videotape these objects with my new Super
camera but it only
resulted in a game of "caught me if you can" with these objects.

Monday night the local news in Tucson aired a report of an ongoing UFO
report. A orange object
was on the Catalina Mt. which is north of Tucson. They speculated it could
be a campfire. Although
many people who saw the broadcast said "no way it was a campfire."  Reports
of over a thousand
people saw and event with an orange object that night. Among the witnesses
were Bob Dean who
was driving up to Phoenix that night. Hours later the orange object was seen
traveling from Tucson
to Phoenix at a very high rate of speed. It was two orange lights closer
together traveling in a tight
formation. It pulsed brighter and dimmed at times during the observation.
Reports were coming from
all over the southern area of Arizona.

Tuesday night a witness of the March 13 lights saw the orange objects again.
She videotaped and
photographed them and reported the sighting to Village Labs. She was told to
call if the lights
returned and Village Labs took the evidence to analyze.

Wednesday night another mass sighting occurred, this time near the south
Phoenix areas. This
sighting is very complex and will take some time to figure out exactly what
happened.  The woman
from the previous night saw the lights again and called Village Labs to
report it. People at Village
Labs saw the lights and called residents around the valley to videotape them
whatever they were.
Thousands of people saw them and atleast 7 different videotapes captured
them. These lights were
similar to the orange objects seen on March 13, 1997. Over 2 dozen orange
lights hung in the air
between 7-8 pm. Some people recorded 30 and others 40 minutes of footage of
these orange lights.
Even the local news was out skywatching for them and caught them on tape.
What the local news
captured was military flares over the Estrella Mts. They rushed back to the
studio to get this on the
air and missed the rest of the show. Geometric formations of lights in a
line appeared and latter a
triangle of lights. The lights appeared in a area of possibly 20 miles in
length just south of the valley.

The news all came up with different stories with who was responsible for the
"flares" seen that night.
All of them claiming they had solved the mystery. The "Michigan" Air
National Guard and others
explanations were the sheriffs department training in the Gila Bend range.

The flare theory seemed plausible until I was able to see the videotapes
shot that night. Some of
these objects have characteristics that flares simply do not.

Objects were videotaped hanging in the air for over 11 minutes. They do not
descend or break
formation as flares do. Some are even seen moving horizontally and not
descending at all. One even
appears to travel upward. The videotapes triangulate the objects over the
Estrella Mts. Almost in the
same spot as seen on March 13, 1997. This is outside the military operating
area and is illegal to
perform flares drops.

The Michigan Air National guard is claiming responsibility for the sightings
and there is no waste of
time to explain this away.

So what about the flares seen descending over the Estrellas during the
middle of the events that
night? This is still a mystery and does not account for all of the sightings
and eyewitness reports. I do
believe the Air force is covering this up and has a better plan on how to
deal with this than they did
last year.

Thursday night was one of the biggest UFO stakes in Phoenix history. I
called dozens of people all
over the state and had Skywatch on alert to videotape any strange orange
light in the sky.

I took a position half way between Phoenix and Casa Grande. We sighted some
of these orange
lights 15-20 miles  west of our position. We took photographs, and two
separate videotapes,
including the ultra high powered Super camera.  These objects appeared under
1,000 ft and did not
have any sign of smoke. If these were military flares then we have proof
that they are operating well
outside their military boundaries. This is illegal and we will continue to
push for people responsible to
be prosecuted if they want to claim these objects are theirs. They could
burn down houses or half
the desert with these objects.

While the media is calling for video footage from 1/14/98 the investigators
are taking their time with
the analysis work before they release them to the local news to do sloppy
work like they did on
1/14/98 nightly news.

I have been asked to post  images from these events. They will start coming
online next week in the
OVNI Chapterhouse. Where the best UFO video in the world can be seen.

Tom King
Arizona Skywatch director
AZ Skywatch
OVNI Chapterhouse at


January, 1998

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