2017 International UFO Congress Lecture
Lecture: The Phoenix Lights 20 Years Later: Meet the Witnesses and Hear New Information
One of the most famous UFO incidents in history was what is now referred to as the Phoenix Lights Incident. Over the course of the day on March 13, 1997, thousands of Arizona residents reported seeing a large craft fly overhead. Reports began in Nevada and the northwest edge of Arizona down the southern border and into Mexico. The highest number of reports coming from the Phoenix metro area. During his investigation of these events for his UFO documentaries, James Fox spoke with many witnesses. Many of them were disappointed with the way the governor at the time, Fife Symington, handled the issue. James interviewed Symington on the matter, and was shocked when Symington confessed that he saw the object as well, and believed it to be from an advanced civilization not of this earth.
In this lecture, James will share his investigation into the Phoenix Lights. He will also bring several of the witnesses on-stage to share their incredible experiences of that night in 1997. James will also share never before seen video of Symington discussing his own Phoenix Lights sighting!
Bio: James Fox is the Executive Producer and Director of three critically acclaimed UFO documentaries, 50 years of Denial, Out of the Blue and I Know What I Saw. Out of the Blue aired on the Sci-Fi channel and I Know What I Saw aired on the History channel. All of these documentaries are geared towards sharing eye-witness accounts from individuals with impeccable credentials, breaking the stereotype of the typical UFO witness.
Fox assembled the most credible UFO witnesses from around the world to testify at The National Press Club in Washington D.C.: Air Force Generals, astronauts, military and commercial pilots, government and FAA officials from seven countries tell stories that, as Governor Fife Symington from Arizona stated, ”will challenge your reality”. Fox has won the support of several key media, government and military personnel, and has made numerous television and radio appearances including: Larry King Live (CNN) appearances, Anderson Cooper 360° (CNN) appearance, ABC Nightline appearance, Dateline NBC appearance, George Noory’s Coast to Coast Radio.
In 1998, he completed and sold his first major documentary ‘UFOs: 50 Years of Denial’ to the Discovery Channel. It included such notables as Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell and Col. Philip J. Corso, who was in charge of the foreign technology desk at the Pentagon during the Eisenhower administration. For his film, Out of the Blue, James interviewed witnesses including President Gerald Ford, Mercury Astronaut Gordon Cooper, Cosmonaut Pavel Papovich in Star City, Russia, and five-star Admiral Lord Hill Norton in England.
He is currently working on a new documentary with Tracy Tormé called The 701, based on the 701 UFO cases the Air Force could not explained during Project Blue Book, their official investigation of UFOs that ended in 1969. More information about Fox’s films can be found at www.outofthebluethemovie.com.