By Frank Warren
The UFO Chronicles
When I'm asked about Mike Fortson, the first words out of my mouth are that he has "encyclopedic knowledge" concerning said activity which took place over the skies in the grand state of Arizona (and elsewhere) on March 13th, 1997 . As usual he did not disappoint, given the reactions by the co-hosts and staff at ATS, as well as from the feedback from (ATS) forum members and listeners in general.
If that wasn't enough, the very next caller was long time Ufologist and optical physicist, Dr Bruce Maccabee. Coincidentally, I had interviewed, Mike, Frances and Bruce (together) 2 years ago while sitting in for friend and colleague Angelia Joiner and her show, "The Joiner Report."
Sadly the subterfuge that began in 1997 by the very existence of the flare videos being melded into the de facto UFO events still exists today. Mike Fortson is one who believes that the flare drop was an intentional diversionary tactic, if this is true, then it has worked brilliantly.
Regardless of deliberate deception or not, as was concluded by MUFON investigator, Richard Motzer in his report in May of 1997, and reiterated by Bruce Maccabee two days ago:"The Lights at Ten O'Clock were Flares; The Real UFO Business was Between Eight and Nine PM."
* Special Thanks To Johnny, Darren, Mark and the crew at ATS
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