There’s been a bit of excitement here in Phoenix today. There were four lights seen in the night sky last night, and the story about their siting has been picked up all over the media today.
(I didn’t see the lights btw. I was watching a movie (Enchanted).)
Now there’s an explanation for the lights according to local news:
“ABC15’s Jon DuPre talked to one north Phoenix man late Tuesday afternoon who said he watched his neighbor launch four helium balloons with flares attached to them right before the mysterious lights were spotted.
He said he believed this could be the source of Monday night’s sightings.
ABC15 knocked on the door and talked to that neighbor, who then said he didn’t launch the flares, and instead it was another neighbor several doors down.
A Phoenix police helicopter pilot also witnessed the lights and described them as resembling flares.
FAA officials told ABC15 on Tuesday that air traffic controllers in the Sky Harbor tower saw the lights, but noticed nothing on their radar, meaning it was not an aircraft.”
Occam’s razor would lead us to conclude this explanation is the correct explanation… don’t you think?
Read the rest here. There’s video of the lights there as well.