From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul> Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2004 15:01:25 -0500 Fwd Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 07:32:42 -0500 Subject: Re: Phoenix Lights - Man Made Hoax Devices? - >From: Barry Taylor <stingray.nul> >To: <ufoupdates.nul> >Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 17:05:06 +1100 >Subject: Re: Phoenix Lights - Man Made Hoax Devices? >>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul> >>To: ufoupdates.nul >>Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 11:09:50 -0400 >>Subject: Re: Phoenix Lights - Man Made Hoax Devices? <snip> >>I'm going to keep asking these questions until one or both of >>you answer them. Explain why these flares were released at such >>an altitude as to be seen 60-80 miles away in Pheonix when the >>flares are ineffective above 1,000 to 1,500 feet for ground >>illumination [the reason they would be deployed in the first >>place]. >Valid questions you ask Don. I personally do not think the >flares were dropped 60-80 miles away. If they were seen from >that distance, then the Phoenix Lights event would be common >place and not such a surprise to the local residents as this, >and other similar events at the time. They must have been >closer. You are forgetting that there are numerous mountains and a mountain range (Estrella Range) just south of Phoenix which sets a lower bound to the altitude over the training range at which lights could be seen. The people who videotaped the lights on March 13 were at high enough altitude to see over the mountains (this applies to the lights at 10 PM). The bottom line is that, if high enough, they could be seen from higher altitude in Phoenix even though they were 80 or so miles away. >I am thinking that the influx of large UFO's around the >area caused the Mil. to take this action so as to keep the UFO >away from the eyes of the population of Phoenix. If this was the >purpose, than illumination of the ground was not a factor. Refer >to my original post dated, 19-3-04 with this link to my article: >http://www.theozfactor.cjb.net/hoax_05.htm >Have your read it? If no more close or similar flare activity >over the last 4 years, then you may sway your thoughts my way. >That could be proof. I say 4 years because that appears to be >the time when the bulk of UFO Disc activity drematically >diminished. But that is another story. I believe that there have been Phoenix Lights sightings every year since (and some in years before... just not combined with a major UFO event... the "flyover:" at 8:30 PM) >The flares did their job well. The news headlines were not >featuring the large UFO "V" craft. Imagine if they were. I suppose that a "misdirection ploy" is a possibility.
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