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Strange Phoenix Lights in Night Sky: FAA Puzzled (Photos,Video)

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The good citizens of Phoenix spotted strange red lights over the city on Monday evening. Arizona Republic reporter Anne Ryman, who lives in Deer Valley, reported seeing four lights in a square shape that eventually became a triangular shape. The lights were moving to the east and they disappeared one by one. She said the lights were visible for about 13 minutes at about 8 p.m..

A north Phoenix resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said he saw four or five red lights lined up in a straight line and spaced apart evenly. The lights slowly moved east and became dimmer as the witness watched. He said the last light remained in the sky the longest. Then three jets came from the west and traveled in the direction of the red lights.

Luke Air Force Base stated that they did not have any aircraft in the sky Monday night and that the lights were not part of any Air Force activities. Deer Valley airport officials said that the lights were not from any aircraft at that airport.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command is responsible for monitoring the skies for security threats. FAA spokesman, Ian Gregor indicates that they do not know where the lights came from and will not be investigating. He gave a five word quote: "There's nothing to look into." Gregor did acknowledged that air traffic controllers at Sky Harbor Airport also witnessed the lights, but they do not know the cause.

According to NBC evening news Tuesday, there was a similar sighting in St. Augustine, Florida on Saturday night.

Phoenix residents may remember that on March 13, 1997, thousands of residents reported a mile wide, v shaped formation of lights over the Valley. The phenomenon lasted three hours and still remains a mystery.

View video footage of last nights sighting and then the 1997 UFO sighting photo and video.

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