From Flag head east on 40 to get to Snowflake. You'll hit Meteor Crater, outside of Winslow, after about 30-40 mins . . . definitely worth the visit,
if you haven't been.
I was just at the SF peaks last week and hang out in Williams, 15 mins to the west, at least twice a month (I have to hike Kaibab/Grand Canyon region
or get nutty!). Haven't seen anything for a while, but ball lightning is very common around the peaks and inbetween Williams and Flag. I believe
it's the extinct volcanic peaks and the fact that copper and other RE elements are common . . . but, what do I know?
I've witnessed the V-shaped craft that flew over before the PHX lights and other "unexplained" lights in and just north of PHX . . . but, never
anything up north (other than ball lightning).
Also, like NM, there are a few "off the grid" military installations up there . . . especially if you head NE towards the Four Corners area . . .
which could explain strange lights. Driving through S Central NM from 12am-4am always weirded me out, when driving to Texas. Check in with the local
Hopi's and see if they will point you towards any "sacred viewing sites". They are actually quite welcoming, but will take a while to truly warm up
and take you out on trails.
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