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Re: Phoenix Lights - Man Made Hoax Devices? -

From: Barry Taylor <stingray.nul>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 17:05:29 +1100
Fwd Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2004 07:29:47 -0500
Subject: Re: Phoenix Lights - Man Made Hoax Devices? -

>From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 23:37:49 -0500
>Subject: Re: Phoenix Lights - Man Made Hoax Devices?


Last 4 Flares (also possibly 5th) appear to be dropped from the
same aircraft according to the sequence, smooth arc of flares and
time delay between each ignition. The aircraft is doing a
starboard turn and gaining altitude slightly while flying toward
Phoenix. A crucial point in this analysis is the speed of the
aircraft dropping the flares. This way you should be able to
accurately measure the distance between flares therefore distance
behind mountain. Comparison to ground based distance with flare
separation distance is an important calculation that must be
considered. It does not seem to add up that they are 80 miles
away based on this method of calculation.

If the A-10 were flying at max. speed of 400mph (unlikely here)
then the average distance between flares = 0.84 mile. Making the
distance between the last 4 flares dropped = 3.354 miles. (max)
Please check this ground distance on your map. We can do a
horizontal triangulation to test overall distance by comparison
to your established figures. If it matches, well and good. But is
a calculation not made to this date.


>K (and others) have claimed the lights were north of the
>Estrella range.


I received the following email from a witness to the event, and
confirms your calculation of direction over the mountain:

"The "Lights over Phoenix" were dropped by military aircraft
after the original craft flew over my house 10 min. earlier...
I've seen it... the orange lights you see on the film are over
south mountain. My house is the most north you can get... XX
ave. Union Hills... before leaving the city. If you watch close
on the tape, the camera is facing S.S.W. the flares burn out
behind the profile of south mountain. The flares were a good
cover-up. Not good enough"

Information from various web pages:

 The A-10 Aircraft - "manoeuvrability at low speed and at low
altitude (below 1,000ft) up to 400 mph" (max)

This would make my previous calculations very close to the mark.
We need to test the ground distance below the last 4 flares.

"The LUU-2B Flare has a light output rating of 1.8 x 10(6)
candlepower and at 1,000 feet altitude illuminates a circle on
the ground of 500 meters at 5 lux. The LUU-2 is housed in a pod
or canister and is deployed by ejection. The mechanism has a
timer on it that deploys the parachute and ignites the flare
candle. The flare candle burns magnesium which burns at high
temperature emitting an intense bright white light. The
consumption of the aluminum cylinder that contains the flare
"candle" may add some orange to the light. Timer settings can be
set at 250, 500, and 1,000 to 11,000 feet." (max) Useless at

This would explain the orange colouring of the Phoenix Lights.

"The LUU-2 has a burn time of approximately 5 minutes (240
sec/300 sec) while suspended from a parachute. Descent Rate:
 8.3 ft/sec (2.5 m/sec)"

Use the descent rate x length of burn to find altitude drop
compare to distance between flares as calculated above.

"The LUU-2B/B flare has an 18-foot diameter cruciform-shaped
canopy parachute suspension system for good stability".

Appreciate you efforts Bruce.


Barry Taylor

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