posted on Aug, 5 2006 @ 03:29 PM
A former on air colleague of mine from KLAS was working for a Phoenix TV station when these events occurred, so yes, I heard about it right away. I
initially did a lot of phone interviews with people, in part because whatever as seen over Phoenix was also seen over the Las Vegas area on the same
night, so there was a local angle to the story.
I don't believe that flares were responsible for the initial event, although--from what I remember--there was more than one incident. My hunch is
that the military re-created the original event using flares and planes and then counted on this recreation to mollify the public. I have not
followed the case all that closely so don't pretend to be an expert, but I know that other theories have popped up over the years to muddy the
waters, sort of like the Roswell case. Wasn't there a story that stunt pilots did this for kicks? If you toss out enough bogus versions of the
story, you can hopelessly pollute it forver, which is sort of what has happened with Roswell. Again, in my opinion, the people who want to keep a lid
on this stuff are a lot better at their jobs than are the civilian researchers, myself included.