"Not F***ing Flares!" New Sighting of Phoenix Lights Caught on Film

“Not F***ing Flares!” New Sighting of Phoenix Lights Caught on Film


Have the Phoenix Lights returned? Maybe, maybe not.. but in the words of one stunned onlooker, “those are not fuckin’ flares!”

According to YouTube uploader CenaFnSucks (dude, Cena’s won like 20 championships), the weird sets of triangular lights were filmed on Friday night at around 10:50PM in South Phoenix.

“My brother recorded this with the last of his phone battery,” he wrote in the video description. “Apologies for the language. I called the Luke Air Force Base command center and was told there were no flare tests tonight.”


CFS claims that his brother-in-law was the one who managed to capture the “really bright” lights after noticing about 20 of them moving slowly through the northern sky. This clip was all he managed to grab before his cell phone died.

“The video was taken around 32nd st. and Baseline by the Legacy Golf Resort,” he told Reddit. “we’ve grown up near Sky Harbor all of our lives. I firmly believe my brother would not freak out like this if he even had the slightest indication these were conventional aircraft.”

The first appearance of the Phoenix Lights in 1997 was arguably one of the most publicized and important UFO sightings ever, having been witnessed by thousands of credible onlookers, including the governor of Arizona. The military has long argued that what people saw were simply flares from an unannounced training exercise, but eyewitnesses are quick to point out the many inconsistencies in that story.

Watch the video below and let us know what you think. Did CenaFnSucks’ brother-in-law capture the latest appearance of the mysterious Phoenix Lights on camera? Or were they just fuckin’ flares? Share your thoughts with us on Facebook, tweet us @WhoForted, or leave a comment below!


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  1. Rickle

    05/13/2013 at 6:12 AM

    Not to be That Guy, but those actually do look like f***ing flares. Unless something’s not coming across in the video, it looks like they’re just slowly floating across the sky.

  2. JCous

    05/13/2013 at 11:29 AM

    I’ve been to multiple parties where paper lanterns are lit up and released into the sky. That’s exactly what these look like. To be fair, if you’ve never seen them in person before, they might look pretty mysterious in the sky (they look totally different from the planes, helicopters or satellites we are used to seeing more often).

    This video by Tim Heidecker of Tim & Eric pretty much sums it up: http://io9.com/5829063/tim-heidecker-had-a-ufo-encounter-in-brooklyn

    • Simon Scott

      12/09/2014 at 10:34 AM

      Paper lanterns was my thought also. Friday night, 10:50pm. Pretty likely.

  3. alanborky

    05/14/2013 at 2:52 PM

    Greg he’s f***ing right those aren’t f***ing flares they’re clearly f***ing bell-bottoms with Rhinestone Cowboy or Electric Horseman lights down the seams! Where’s f***ing Glenn Campbell or Robert f***ing Redford when y’need the b******s!

    Second scientific hypothesis?

    Orion the constellation’d been on the lash that night and got so rat arsed he toppled over and dropped one of his balls over the horizon.


    Sorry Dana but your Greg’s tendency to lower the tone’s very catching.

  4. Brian Parsons

    05/15/2013 at 8:33 AM

    I agree that they do resemble Chinese lanterns. Very hard to tell with such a short video and not much in the way of scale being shown. By definition a UFO until explained, but I think the explanation would be simple.

  5. Firedawg36

    05/15/2013 at 3:35 PM

    Yes, these are Chinese Lanterns. The wife and were headed back to Northern Phoenix on HW51 and saw them going up.

  6. Kelly

    05/18/2013 at 7:27 PM

    almost looks like Orion Constellation? if vid is taken with low quality cam it wouldn’t pick up the light from some of the stars? i dunno just wondering..

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