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Exclusive full interview of former Arizona governor discussing his Phoenix Lights UFO sighting (Video)

In 2006, former Arizona governor Fife Symington admitted to being a witness to Arizona’s most famous UFO sighting, and that he believed it to be of extraterrestrial origins. His statements made worldwide news. In association with the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Phoenix Lights UFO event, James Fox, the documentarian that first obtained Symington’s confession shared never before seen footage from the interview during his presentation at the 2016 International UFO Congress. Now, with Fox’s permission, we present the interview here for our readers.

Fife Symington discussing his Phoenix Lights UFO sighting. (Courtesy: James Fox)
Fife Symington discussing his Phoenix Lights UFO sighting. (Courtesy: James Fox)

In the newly released footage, Symington says he believes the UFO sighting was escalated up the chain of command.

“Issues like this go up the chain of command all the way to the Pentagon,” explains Symington. “We called the Pentagon…I think they knew there had been sightings, but they weren’t talking about it.”

As for the official Air Force response that the UFOs were flares, Symington says that is “total bunk.”

“I have seen high altitude flares before. There is no way they were flares.”

When it comes to what flew over Phoenix in March of 1997, Symington says, “It has never been explained.”

James Fox presenting at the 2017 International UFO Congress in February. (Credit: OpenMinds.tv)
James Fox presenting at the 2017 International UFO Congress in February. (Credit: OpenMinds.tv)

What is now referred to as “The Phoenix Lights,” was a flap of UFO sightings on March 13, 1997. It has kept Arizona buzzing ever since. Over 1000 witnesses reportedly came forward, including former Arizona Governor Fife Symington.

Symington first admitted to seeing the object during this interview with Fox. Fox provided Symington with testimony from several witnesses who were disappointed with the way Symington dealt with the incident in 1997. Symington then admitted to Fox he had also seen the object, and he agreed it was unworldly. Fox was not expecting this response.

After the interview, news of Symington’s confession leaked and he was asked to share his experience with CNN and other news outlets.

View James Fox’s UFO Congress presentation here: James Fox – The Phoenix Lights 20 Years Later: Meet the Witnesses.

Get information on what Fox is working on now at 701themovie.com.

Alejandro Rojas

Alejandro Rojas is a radio host for Open Minds Radio, editor and contributing writer for Open Minds magazine as well as OpenMinds.tv. For several years Alejandro was the official spokesperson for the Mutual UFO Network as the Director of Public Education. As a UFO/Paranormal researcher and journalist, Alejandro has spent many hours in the field investigating phenomena up close and personal. Alejandro has been interviewed by media organizations around the world, including the largest cable and network news agencies with several appearances on Coast to Coast AM.

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  1. It’s time for all experiencers to unite and flood social media with your story.
    This is real.

  2. Right on Dave!!

    I am a nuts-and-bolts UFO witness and I believe alien accounts 100%. To support the experiencers, I have written up my observations and I distribute this among the public. Lay the groundwork first, and then the more important facts.

  3. The picture posted on 4/18/2017 of lights appearing in the sky were strange, but reports were claiming that government were testing some kind of device. How could a bunch of lights appearing in the sky in a triangle and would glow one by one?
    If it is any project funded by the government then a structure on which those lights flashing could also be spotted. I don’t think that it is a animation. The colour and hue from the lights were strange and scary.

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