is a "nice" and rather comprehensive book on
the subject of UFOs and the Phoenix events in particular.
Although I am only briefly mentioned in her book, I spent
a lot of time, at her request, analyzing her sightings,
photos and videos, as well as videos of others that were
obtained in March, 1997 and during 1998.
My opinion of the "Phoenix Lights" videos is presented in detail at my web site: http://brumac.8k.com/phoenixlights1.html
concluded, based on accurate triangulation, that the lights
she and others (Krzysten, Riordan) on March 13, 1997 at
about 10 PM, videotaped were many tens of miles south of
Phoenix, not over Phoenix.
also applied to other videos from 1998 that I analyzed.
discovered that the lights were not perfectly stationary,
but moved downward (falling) and to the left - following
a general atmospheric air flow?
analysis of the videos does not apply to the 8 to 9 PM
event that involved some huge object that travelled southward
over a considerable distance on March 13.
book covers this earlier event in detail, as well as others.
IMHO the 8-9 PM event involved a 'True UFO'. However IMHO,
the 10 PM videos show lights that could be flares dropped
over a training range by the Maryland National Guard, about
60-80 miles south of Phoenix (distance determined by triangulation).
the other hand, she did have a UFO sighting on Feb. 6,
1995 which involved photos and more. I began studying this
in 1998. Unfortunately, I am not at liberty to discuss
what I discovered about that sighting from photo analysis.
I am correct in thinking that the March 13 lights she videotaped
- and others photographed and taped - were actually flares,
then the ironic thing would be that non-UFO sightings spurred
her to write her rather erudite book and to include
of the real UFO sighting which she never would have mentioned
publicly had it not been for the Phoenix Lights.
Lynne’s response to Bruce Maccabee’s
of The Phoenix Lights
following Email was received by The WHY? Files on 2nd March,
Education Learning Programs" <drlynne@*******>
Cc: <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
02 March 2007 07:40
RE: The Phoenix Lights 10th Anniversary
for letting me know Bill. You are welcome to post this
have never said WHAT "they" are ... only THAT "they" are
and it is
we get this topic out in the open -- address it, accept
trust that it is also time to ask what triangulation Dr.
referring to all these years??? He is a gifted scientist
researcher to be sure, but I was quite surprised when he
to have triangulated the mass sighting videos when
had in fact contacted Dr. Maccabee myself to attempt a
a January 1998 sighting, an event that was very different
13, 1997 sighting. And just because the 1998 lights 'seemed
to be at a distance to Dr. Maccabee', that revelation didn't
the 10 years since our historic mass sighting, NO ONE has
seeing the anomalous formation of lights behind the mountain
around the 10 o'clock hour, but there were definitely reports
lights and craft on this side of the mountain. Even more
and important to note, I learned fairly quickly after the
sighting that NO ONE COULD triangulate the March 13, 1997
because the hand full of videographers took footage over
minute span from different directions. If you remember,
to procure University based scientists, including a senior
professor from Arizona State University and others to
our videos and they all stated that a triangulation of
the footage taken during the mass sighting was impossible.
key point, two months before the mass sighting I captured
mm pictures in a row of the same anomalous and mile wide
6 equidistant orbs "that seemed to be attached to
turning into a V shape, in the same location. This sighting
exact time] was confirm to me the next morning by Sky Harbor
Airport Air traffic Controllers who witnessed the same
lights in RESTRICTED AIRSPACE -- in FRONT of South Mountain
slowly moving in tandem [in a rock solid, mile wide, equidistant
of six orbs] behind South Mountain [out of sight from their
point in the tower]. The same Air traffic Controllers confirmed
day after the mass sighting that what we all saw on March
13 at 10
was the SAME phenomena -- in the SAME location once again.
since the morning after our mysterious statewide event,
had professional verification that the three lights I captured
at 10 pm on March 13, 1997, were not behind South Mountain,
of South Mountain, OVER PHOENIX. I documented these details
but for some, they have been ignored or dismissed through
this curious omission of data that occurred two months
mass sighting and 2 months before the Maryland ANG were
sending off flares during "Operation Snowbird" while
traveling V shaped formation of lights or craft silently
the state at low altitude for many hours, Bruce has never
the SAME distant formation of lights in the SAME location
photos I captured of our near sighting of three amber orbs
in a pyramid formation in 1995 [which he presented at
1999 MUFON International Symposium in Wash., D.C. as true
I know what I saw up close and personal, hovering over
our private, gated, nestled in the mountainside community...and
they definitely were not flares. With all due respect to
Dr. Maccabee, it just doesn't
will always be grateful for Dr. Maccabee's kindness when
by what I had experienced and for taking so much time with
case. But when he originally released his findings concerning
I was saddened that they just added to the muddy waters
had already been polluted by the military announcement
that night, five long months after denial that anything
the air. I don't doubt that flares might have been sent
attention away from the true unknowns, but that's not what
we witnessed or photographed. Just take a look at Bill
Hamilton and Tom King's 'arrowhead' footage from around
9:45 pm. Those lights are attached to SOMETHING. Again,
the data speaks for itself.
a scientist and experiencer, I have tried diligently to
and share the data as it has unfolded. I have never found
or in good taste to argue about confusing and irrelevant
I just hope the time is near when we can move forward
a mature fashion and address the important issue of what
throughout Arizona for many hours, 10 years ago this March
As we know...there is much more to the story!
D. Kitei, M.D.
The Phoenix Lights 10th AnniversaryDate: Thu, 1 Mar 2007
following is a posting by Bruce Maccabee to UFO Updates
in response to posting by Geoff Richardson of The WHY?
Bruce Maccabee <email@example.com>
Wed, 28 Feb 2007 19:29:43 -0500
Phoenix Lights 10th Anniversary>
From: Geoff Richardson <firstname.lastname@example.org>>
Tue, 27 Feb 2007 15:18:21-0000>
The Phoenix Lights 10th Anniversary>
During the evening
of 13th March 1997, a series of incidents took place
become known as The Phoenix Lights Incident. At approximately
7-50p.m. a 'V-shaped' formation of bright blue/yellow-white
orbs was observed leaving the Las Vegas (Nevada)
area and flying at speed over the boarder into Arizona. This
formation of lights was then witnessed by hundreds if not thousands
of people as it flew over Phoenix and on to Tucson a total
journey of some 300 hundred miles. The Phoenix Lights incident
has become one of the most controversial events in
the history of
Ufology. Dr. Lynne Kitei, a physician, witnessed multiple
occurred in the skies over Phoenix leading up to and including the
night of 13th March, 1997 and successfully documented a number
of sightings of orbs and V-shaped
bad she asserts that the lights videotaped at
10 PM that night were on a large UFO hovering over Phoenix.
As I have pointed
out numerous times over the last 10 years (!) triangulation shows
the lights were a long distance away. The triangulation
is based on the
same videos (Lynn, Krzysten, Rairdon) that show the lights
which these three
witnesses claim were over Phoenix.