UFO sightings are constantly coming out. It seems like every day there is a new video on Twitter or Facebook. Although these videos usually turn out to be hoaxes, there is one UFO sighting that to this day has never been explained: The Phoenix Lights Phenomenon.
On March 13, 1997, a series of lights was seen over the skies of Nevada, Arizona and the Mexican state of Sonora. These lights were not seen by 1 or 2 people, they were seen by hundreds of people. Many people said the lights were in a distinct V-like formation and were just hovering over them.
The Phoenix Lights have 2 distinct times. The first incident occurred over Henderson, Nevada where people began seeing these lights just hovering over at around 7:30. There isn’t much video or photo evidence of this incident as not many people reported it. People reported seeing it for a while until eventually, the lights went over the mountains.
A little while after this first sighting, the lights were seen over Phoenix. The photos and videos of these UFO sightings are mostly of this time. The reason this incident is one of the most well known UFO sightings is because of the number of people who witnessed it. Almost everyone in Phoenix saw these lights. They were so large and bright you couldn’t miss it.
The Phoenix Lights Phenomenon didn’t get much traction until months later when an article was published in USA Today. This got worldwide attention and people began theorizing and analyzing. The story got so big that even the governor of Arizona jokingly addressed it with a mascot of an alien. Now what makes this weird is that years later, the governor admitted that he too had seen the lights over Phoenix that night and he didn’t know what it was.
So what were these lights? A government aircraft? A missile? Or something not from earth? The Phoenix Lights are unexplained to this day. Maybe one day we will know what that giant object in the sky was. Or will we?