My Name is Steve D.Am. I am a UFO researcher from Central Florida. An article appeared in the Orlando Sentinel paper on Friday June 27, 1997.(insert in paper called rave) The Article was By DNA Smith and it's title "The Phoenix UFO mystery solved".
It begins detailing the events on March 13,1997. Stating that the residents of Paulden Arizona, saw something strange in the night sky. They described it as being very large and "a boomerang shaped craft"- what they thought was a UFO.
Hundreds of Arizonians reported the sighting, which was possibly witnessed by thousands of people. The article goes on to say "so what did those people see? - did they see an actual alien space craft? - based on the published reports in USA Today and CNN, plus my own research, I'd have to say no."
"What the people of Pauldon, Phoenix, Tempe and other cities witnessed was not a UFO, but an experimental military aircraft - perhaps making an emergency landing. What they most likely saw was either a modified B-2 Stealth bomber or a next generation prototype Stealth aircraft"
"The first clue is the shape. All the witnesses agreed that they saw something big and boomerang - shaped in the air. The B-2 is a classic "flying wing"design", which looks very much like a huge boomerang when seen from above (or the ground). "The second major clue is the crafts flight path. Hundreds of people through central and south central Arizona followed the path of the craft until it "disappeared" near Tucson "That's because it no doubt landed at Monthan Air Force Base,which sit's right next door to Tucson. Davis -Montahn AFB.is home to many hi-tech fighters and bombers which routinely use roughly the same flight paths in their training missions. "The reason I think this was an experimental aircraft is because if it were just a B-2 Bomber on a training run,the Air Force would have said so. "Also because the Air Force flies it's planes along the same route as the "UFO" I would think the residents would have gotten used to their presence in the air by now. What they saw was something outside of their normal experience, which leads me to believe they witnessed an experimental craft. "Another reason is the proximity of two military installations within a few hundred miles of each other-their mission solely to design,develop and test experimental aircraft." The first to the north and east of Paulden ,Arizona is the White sands missile range Utah launch complex(R-6413),dubbed "The new Area 51. "White sands is the Air Forces new launch site for the x-33 shuttle and other experimental aircraft. "The second site is southwest of Colorado Springs -The Air Force Space Command and it's Space Warfare Center(SWC). The SWC is home to the 576th Flight Test Squadron,which tests prototype aircraft.""What I believe happened was a very large experimental aircraft took off from either White Sands or the SWC on a test flight, got into trouble and hadto make an emergency landing. "The closest Air Force Base the pilot could turn to that could accommodate a craft of it's size was Davis-Monthan AFB,south of Tucson,so he took the same route the pilots from there routinely used,hoping he wouldn't draw attention to himself. "Unfortunately,he drew alto of attention to himself and now thousands of people think he's ET."
"So according to staff writer,that's all there is to say regarding the Phoenix sightings."Am sure the residents of Arizona would like to hear of this explanation. Oh,and you have wonder did "another experimental aircraft run into trouble just recently over Las Vegas" Am sure there will be an explanation for that soon enough. Take care and best wishes in all your endeavors.
DATELINE: July 1, 1997
A new video is surfacing in Phoenix. It was shot in the daytime by a couple in the west Phoenix area. I believe it was shot within the last three months. It collaborates the sighting I had on 6-23-97 of a silver metallic reflecting object just over or on the ground of the Estrella Mountain peak. In our sighting the object disappears and reappears in a different location of the Mountain. An almost identical situation was captured on video and here is a description.
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