On March 15, 2021, a UFO was seen floating above the Arizona desert in broad daylight. At 7:15 am, when a couple was enjoying their road trip to California, they saw an object in the sky as they drove into the town of Gila Bend in Maricopa County, Arizona. The couple kept their eyes on the object as they watched it fly all the way to the town of Yuma, which is a distance of over 100 miles – seems pretty far for a UFO, right? The couple said, “It was too far away, too high up, and too large to be a drone. It was probably the size of a truck up in the sky.” It’s important to acknowledge that while the couple believes that they witnessed an alien spacecraft, they were not necessarily scared of it; jokingly, one member of the couple said, “It was too far away to beam me.” Moreover, the couple claims that the state of Arizona is considered a “UFO country,” considering the area of the country, specifically Arizona and Nevada, is known for UFO sightings.
While the news of this recent UFO sighting may be a surprise for many, this is not the first time that UFOs have been seen in the United States, let alone Arizona specifically. In March of 1997, the Phoenix Lights left thousands of people to see UFOs from Nevada, through Phoenix, and to the edge of Tucson, in only two hours. The Phoenix Lights left the sky shining with bright lights in the shape of a V, with predictions of this being an enormous ship that was miles wide, and settled right over Phoenix. It’s been over 20 years since the Phoenix Lights, and while that incident still remains a mystery, the talk about UFOs is becoming more common and serious. In 1997, Dr. Lynne Kitei watched the Phoenix Lights take over the Arizona sky, but remained silent in fear of how others would judge her. Kitei said, “This is not a joke. This is real. Something, even though I don’t know what they are. I just wanted to know who they are, who’s driving these things.” In the last few years, there has been more evidence of UFOs, such as the US Navy’s leaked videos, and the US Military confirming the real, yet unidentified objects.
It’s mysterious how the US government has claimed for decades now that there has been no research on UFOs or extraterrestrial life, yet a number of military groups have admitted to investigating UFO sightings since 2007, and may still be doing it to this day. For instance, pilot Kurt Russell reported the Phoenix Lights to the FAA the night that the incident occurred, but only came forward to admitting this action on British TV in 2017, which is recent. Nick Pope, leader of the British Government’s version of The X-Files, said, “I think people’s perceptions of UFOs has changed fundamentally and this whole subject has come out of the fringe, and into the mainstream.” Kitei agreed, emphasizing the need for more credible voices and people to come forward and say this is something real.
Even last month, an American Airlines pilot reported an encounter with a UFO and described it as a long, cylindrical object that looked almost like a cruise missile. How many more encounters and stories do the people have to hear before being completely convinced that UFOs might not be such a fantasy? Only time will te