Note from The Black Vault: This is brand new, and comes from a journalist in Arizona. I am a bit skeptical on this, as the video looks a little fabricated, and the “static” at the end of the clip appears to be more like a computer generated effect, rather then real static. That said, the following article was published on December 2, 2014:
PHOENIX, AZ – The events in Arizona on March 13th, 1997 known as THE PHOENIX LIGHTS, remains a mystery, however journalist David Collins has come forward with some answers. Newly released classified footage of the infamous lights depicts military craft over the Phoenix basin engaging unknown aircraft.
The Phoenix Lights were seen by thousands of Arizona residents on the evening of March 13, 1997, and 17 years after the incident, it is still a debated event. The military’s official explanation claimed the lights were flares from their aircraft. Collins footage verifies Air Force craft were present, but the other objects in the video are noticeably not military.
Collins is a freelance journalist from KWBV6 News Phoenix, and reportedly obtained the footage during a separate investigation. Air Force officials have made no comment on the footage.
Collins has stated he will post more images and videos via his Twitter feed: @David_P_Collins