Note the words, "mystery lights OVER Valley."
That simply means the lights were observed overhead by thousands of people in the valley and once again, the mountains would have blocked out any lights over the BGR at that time, so the plot thickens.
One of the reasons why I posted that photo of the Chicago skyline and the elevations of both, the BGR, and o Phoenix, but it seems that the dots have not been connected by what I have been reading.
At the time, the Air Force did not acknowledge that the lights were flares, which should have been suspect right at the beginning when the Air Force could produce no operational reports either to support any flare drops at that time. Not only that, the lights were also seen in Nevada as they headed toward Arizona, and similar sightings have taken place elsewhere.
Edited by skyeagle409, 23 April 2011 - 05:48 PM.