This segment wasn't concentrating on the 10 PM event that was captured on video by Mike K, Chuck R, Tom K, and Lynne K from four different locations. It includes an interview with Mike K and shows his video, but that is probably because it was simply the most famous piece of footage from the night overall. The bulk of the testimony in this segment that you're on about is regarding the earlier events that didn't involve the flares.
As such, it does nothing to the flare conclusion whatsoever.
One might ask why they neglected to include the only footage that does exist of the earlier events though? And why they neglected to include the testimony of witnesses who identified the earlier events as planes in formation? Well, the name of the show can answer that.
If you want to discuss the earlier sightings represented in this highlighted segment of yours, you may want to read this first.
I know about the two incidents and I know they were distinct. I am fully aware of that. The other sighting even more convincing was reported by eyewitnesses to be a huge delta shaped craft that flew low over houses and was said to be the size of an aircraft carrier. It was said to be grey dull metallic slow and totally silent. Fife Symmington reported seeing something similar.
Just one thing about the supposed planes flying in formation. The same thing was reported during the Hudson UFO wave ten years earlier. Interesting that the plane formation in both cases was seen before the main sightings; a bit of a coincidence? My view is that this was done deliberately to shift public opinion. We know that this happened at Roswell; first the USAF declare that they have in their possession a crashed UFO. The next day it's a weather balloon.
This is nothing new; it's all been done many times before. There are loads of examples if one searches diligently. Is this part of a co-ordinated debunking attempt or some wags (sorry for that word again) playing a stunt? I don't honestly know but it is rather a coincidence.
Edited by zoser, 17 June 2012 - 05:01 PM.