It has been 26 years since the Phoenix Lights, a mysterious and unexplained phenomenon, captivated Arizonans and the nation. On the evening of March 13, 1997, people across Arizona and in some other states reported seeing a silent, miles-long, V-shaped group of lights gliding quietly overhead. The lights were distinctly red in the northern part of the state.
Dr. Lynne Kitei, a Valley resident who witnessed the lights that evening, has been exploring the phenomenon for decades. She believes that interest in the Phoenix Lights has actually evolved over time rather than fading away. With more information released by the government about UFOs, people are becoming more accustomed to the idea that we are not alone in the universe, and the Phoenix Lights were a sign of that.
The Phoenix Lights remain one of the premier mass sightings of UFOs. Thousands of people saw these massive craft or objects hover right over them, glide right over them, rooftop level. Some people said they could have thrown a stone at it; it was that close.
However, there have been some who sow doubt about the Phoenix Lights. People have come forward to say the lights were more a case of mass hysteria or that they were actually flares or something else entirely. But Dr. Kitei disagrees. It has never been proven to be anything other than mysterious.
Dr. Kitei is not alone in her belief. Many credible people, including PhDs, lawyers, doctors, and engineers, have analyzed the data and are stumped. We don’t know what the Phoenix Lights were. We just know that they were.
The Phoenix Lights continue to fascinate, captivate, and confound us, even after 26 years. While some may doubt their existence, many credible people believe that they were a sign that we are not alone in the universe. The mystery of the Phoenix Lights remains unsolved, and it is a reminder that there are still many unexplained phenomena in our world.