The Phoenix Lights
The Phoenix lights were a series of widely seen unidentified flying objects that were observed by thousands over the night skies of Arizona and Mexico in 1997. According to photographs and eyewitness accounts, there were two distinct formations that these lights were grouped in. One of these was a moving triangle that is said to have passed over a vast amount of Arizona; while on the other hand, a series of stationary lights could be seen hovering over areas in Phoenix. Despite reports of military flares being dropped from an A-10 Warthog, or civilians releasing glowing helium balloons, many still speculate that this was the work of extraterrestrial life forms. Because of much retouching done to the photographs, most experts now disagree and believe it was a well thought out gimmick to sell more newspapers and tabloids.