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Re: Phoenix Lights - Man Made Hoax Devices? -

From: Barry Taylor <stingray.nul>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 11:18:59 +1100
Fwd Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 10:55:44 -0500
Subject: Re: Phoenix Lights - Man Made Hoax Devices? -

>From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 11:31:40 -0500
>Subject: Re: Phoenix Lights - Man Made Hoax Devices?

>From: Barry Taylor <stingray.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 18:21:04 +1100
>Subject: Phoenix Lights - Man Made Hoax Devices?

Hello List members,

Thank you for your comments.

Bruce said:

>I also wonder about the accuracy of some of your suggestions
>as to how to make and ignite gas bag balloons.

After retrieving one of the hoax devices that fell to ground,
one with the second firelighter attached below by wire (a
double), I was able to study the construction details. The type
of wire the hoop was made from was a high tensile plastic coated
wire. Enquiries around town to all the craft supply shops,
hardware stores and auto electricians, concluded that the wire
was brought in from out of town because no one carried or had
even seen this type of wire.

On 1st April 1998, I was skywatching in a dark location near the
Clarence River north of town. I saw a car stop some 100 yards
away. They (two persons) left their headlights on and were
moving around in front of the car doing something. This caught
my attention. I thought they were changing a front tyre. They
lit a flame device similar to a hand held gas torch. Suddenly
one of the hoax devices lifted into the air from their position.
I got my video camera out of the car and began to video the
device as it quickly gained altitude. I had witnessed the
launching of one of these devices. The car quickly turned around
to speed off in the opposite direction. I have this footage on
my "UFO Down-Under" video.

Stuart Miller said... >Firstly, there were many sightings of the
Lights well before the >March '97 sighting. The vast majority of
these went unnoticed >by the population of Phoenix. So there
wouldn't have been >much point to them really if they were

The decade of the 90's was a period of high UFO activity around
the world. The increase of hoax type devices, or increased flare
dropping in the Phoenix area may have a direct relationship to
high UFO activity. As I have suggested in my article, the
launching of hoax devices (or excessive dropping of flares) was
not for the sake of the public, but could be for the purpose of
keeping the UFO away from populated areas.

If you draw a graph of frequency of UFO reports (other then
flares) then the frequency of flare activity, you may find a
direct relationship in their increase and decrease over a period
of time. I found this to be the case here. The peak period of
flare type activity in the Phoenix area during the latter half
of the '90's would also be a time of high UFO activity. The UFO
"V" craft witnessed by Tim Ley and family is just the type of
object "they" do not want you to see. I too have seen UFO "V"
formations of 5 and 7 'discs' just 50ft away. I was able to see
the surface of the golden yellow illumination and draw/describe
it in great detail.

If this is true, than you should find that over the last four
years, the flare activity has all but ceased. It would be worth
while checking this.

>Second point, you talk about these hoax lights flickering.

Have another look at the footage Stuart, they do flicker. The
flickering is also reported by witnesses.

>...and their spectral make up was one unknown to mankind,
>according to Dilettoso.

I contacted Dilettoso around 4 years ago after hearing about the
DOS program he was using to do the spectral analysis. I sent
several images of the Hoax Device I had taken here. Asked him to
test to see if they were the same or similar to the Phoenix
Lights. I received no reply, even after a couple more attempts
for result.

Question for Bruce Maccabee in following email.


Barry Taylor

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