Over twenty thousand people witnessed the Phoenix Lights UFO sighting, which took place on March the 13th, 1997 in Phoenix, Arizona, and Sonora, Mexico. Actor Kurt Russell, who’s also a trained pilot, was flying his plane near the area and witnessed this event, which he reported over his planes radio. This witness testimony was later used in TV shows that covered the event.
In April this year Kurt Russell revealed on BBC, while giving his testimony of what occurred, that he was that pilot.
The reports from thousands of witnesses indicated the space of the sighting was around 300 miles (480 km’s) from the Nevada line through Phoenix, to the edge of Tucson.
Witnesses claim to have observed a huge V-shaped (several football field sized), coherently-moving dark UFO (stars would disappear behind the object and reappear as it passed by), producing no sound, and containing five spherical lights or possibly light-emitting engines. Russell also reported seeing six of these lights in the V-shaped formation. Fife Symington, the governor at the time, was one witness to this incident. As governor he ridiculed the idea of alien origin, but several years later he called the lights he saw “otherworldly” after admitting he saw a similar UFO.
As you will see in the short three minute clip below, is something Kurt Russell found interesting is he forgot about the event, and so did his son who was with him at that time, until a show aired two years later discussing it. For such an event it’s not something you would tend to let go easily!