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Old 04-28-2008, 12:59 AM
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Did anybody see the new Phoenix lights? I was out of town, but I heard there were four nonmoving UFO's hovering over the Pinnacle Peak/ North Scottsdale area... WOW

Watch this... 2min49sec

Breaking Report-New Phoenix Lights Video

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Old 04-28-2008, 01:27 AM
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pics or shens
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Old 04-28-2008, 08:13 AM
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Check out the other thread regarding this. The guy that did it was on the news being interviewed. Helium filled ballo0ns and road flares.
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Old 04-28-2008, 09:13 AM
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I was considering doing that once, helium balloons and road flares, here in Los Angeles. I figured they would look "kewl" as they rose into the sky. Then I began thinking what what the fire department would do to me if I were caught, and how easily I might be caught like by a neighbor seeing it and reporting it. I considered how I would sound trying to convince the fire department that sending up hot flares in the sky wouldn't cause any harm because the molten stuff dripping off would cool by the time it hit the ground, and that the flare would burn out long before the balloon ever came down. I can even hear them saying, "Yeah, riiiiggghhhhhtttttt!"

Needless to say, I didn't do it when I realized what a p*** poor idea it was and how much trouble I could get in for doing it. This was before the Phoenix lights of a few/several years ago, but I've always believed that the balloon-flare hypothesis was a likely explanation for the Phoenix night time sky lights, both then and now.

I think it's likely you're getting some copycats.

By the way, some years back I was an active private pilot (hobbyist) and did a fair amount of flying, and you'd be amazed how effective a toy helium balloon can be as a UFO. Every now and then I'd see a distant round solid colored object looking like it was headed my way when all of the sudden Woooossssshhhhhhh!!!!!! and it zipped past me at what looked like 1,000 miles per hour! One day I was over Magic Mountain when I saw one and I immediately hit a hard left full rudder and did a steep turn into a continuous circle and I got it just right and ended up orbiting the balloon, and then it was easy to see it for what it was. The small size with no references other than the sky and the horizon gives the illusion that the balloon could be larger, and that causes it to look like it's going 1,000 mph when actually it's just drifting with the wind.

I'd love to be up in the Phoenix night sky flying a Cessna or Piper when the lights are next seen. I'm sure it would be easy to fly over and circle them and there would probably be no doubt what they were. I'm surprised nobody has done that.
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