Flares?

The PDF (nat geo triangulation) link provided below is to a presentation prepared for the National Geographic producers shooting a new documentary on the history of UFO sightings to shed light on the recent findings concerning the Phoenix Lights Triangulation of four witnesses who provided video of the March 13, 1997 event (author included). 

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Included in this presentation are the coordinates of all four witnesses, their line of sight as determined by Dr. Bruce Maccabee in his 1998 Report (the author's film was not part of the Triangulation Dr. Maccabee published - although a screen grab from a prior UFO sighting was addressed in his addendum), composite day/night pictures from the author's home and compelling proof that the Lights remained stationary in the air for several minutes. The Lights' location is also in question due to the angle of Blonder's line of sight compared to the others.  Either the Lights moved and were viewed at different times by the various witnesses or there were different sets of lights - IF Dr. Maccabee's current triangulation of the two furthest witnesses still stands (Mike Kryzston and Chuck Rairden). Blonder and Dr. Lynne Kitei's sightings do not conform to the other two.  Dr. Kitei's lights were witnessed over Phoenix's Sky Harbor Airport and would have intersected with Kryzston's line of sight much further north of where the MK/CR intersection is and north of Military Airspace.Blonder's sighting is not entirely factored out of the revised triangulations since the addendum on Dr. Maccabee's sight does not reflect any new findings that were brought forth in 2010-2012.

Dr. Maccabee originally publised his addendum based on a screen grab sent to him of an earlier light witnessed prior to the main array at the Blonder home on March 13, 1997. Requests were made for Dr. Maccabee to either remove the addendum from his Web site or to factor in the correct angles which take the Blonder line of sight North of Kryston's and Rairdon's intersetion. 

The current intersection point of Mike Kryzston and Chuck Rairden's Lights begs the question of why weren't the Lights reported witnesses in Tuscon or Gila Bend who were as close or closer to the Lights than the Phoenix witnesses. Since most people were out looking North in the sky that evening toward's the Hale-Bopp comet, it is logical that those from the South should have witenessed the array of Lights in larger numbers than those from the North looking South. Therefeore the current Dr. Maccabee traingulation is now only based on Two sighting lines - Mike Krsyzton and Chuck Rairdon (which was revised considerably).

I asked Dr. Maccabee to factor my position into the Triangulation (which now does not conform to the other positions (Dr. Lynne Kitei's line of sight was also removed). Dr. Maccabee said he didn't have the bandwith and referred me to Chief Video Analyst at MUFON who was very excited to get a crack at analyzing such a high profile sighting. I provided him all the film found on this site in the highest definition possible and all the documentation I've put here. Two years later, he still says that he's been unable to get around to it. I later found that D'Antonio has never found a True Unknown in any of his anlysis to date.

The largest anomaly that was recently discovered in a photo composite anlaysis was that the author witnessed a lower light that had always been assumed to be a fixed ground light that actually moved in front of the neighbor's house across the street.

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The composites also show how the upper lights of the array remained in one position for quite some time and showed no characteristics of flares.

Dr. Maccabee worked with the author to confirm the three other witness location coordinates. I requested that Dr. Maccabee include the following statement in any new findings he posts on his site regarding the Phoenix Lights Report:

My report published in 1998 concerning the 10:00 p.m. March 13, 1997 Phoenix Lights event is currently being revised and updated using state-of-the-art technology and tools that were unavailable at the time of the original analysis.

In addition, the original report, which focused on the CR and MK (aka boomerang footage), was unable to account for data later provided by another witness with film and coordinates of position and sighting lines that force key changes in the original assumptions used to triangulate one position, within the airspace of a Military base, some 70 miles away from the filming locations of the previous witnesses factored into the analysis.

Shortly after this, Dr. Maccabee published the two reanalysis reports which I've attached below. He has now moved the Kryzston/Rairden intersection position 28 miles south of where the author's left light is positioned and 40 miles south of where his right light is positioned (even further south than Dr. Maccabee estimated for the author's line of sight in his page 5 addendum to his report on the arrays). This puts the author's line of sight across the mountain range at a point that is 2,000 ft. below the Kryzston line which means the missing lights that appeared in Kryzston's (and Rairden's) array of nine lights cannot be accounted for (author viewed 5 lights) by making the assumption they were hiding behind the range. In fact, they were so low in the horizon that Tom King, who filmed the event, had to stand on the ledge of the balcony to capture them. This then means that Rairden who was close to my line of sight had to be seeing a different set of lights (Maccabee intersects with Krystons) and leave my set of lights a mystery (as he left Dr. Kitei's set of lights).

nat geo triangulation 2_29_12.pdf

reanalysis of the lk vid orig 1 15 2010.pdf

reanalysis_of_cr_video.pdf

Included below is the Abobe Photoshop psd file which is what the author used to sequence the images in the Powerpoint (I believe psd viewers are available for download from the Web). Also attached below is a Zip file of all the Google Earth placemarkers of witness locations, line of sights and intersections of lines so anyone can recreate the Triangulation findings shown in the presentation.  Download GoogleEarth

sb 1997 overlay 2_22_12 sequenced.psd

kmz site.zip

For more details and to discuss these findings, please vist the Triangulation files section in the forum.