6 Of The Weirdest And Strangest Things That Have Ever Happened In Arizona
Sometimes, things happen that defy explanation. Ghosts appear, people stumble around lost, and strange things are seen. Arizonans have set their eyes on some pretty weird stuff over the years and here’s a look at a few of the more well-publicized events.
4. Phoenix Lights, 1997
On March 13, 1997, thousands of people reported seeing strange lights moving across the state, ranging from Prescott and south towards Tucson. These five lights moved slowly, silently in a V formation, unlike the air traffic Phoenix is used to seeing and caused many to wonder what the UFOs were. While most people have described the event as “otherworldly,” including then-governor Fife Symington, others have attempted to explain the event as separate airplanes that happened to be flying near each other.
5. Landslide on the Navajo Nation, 2013
One of the oddest and most well-documented landslides happened along US 89, a highway south of Page that leads to Navajo Generating Station. ADOT confirmed this was an atypical event and most likely caused by a Triassic-era sandstone known as the Chinle formation.
What other weird events or sighting have you seen happen around the state that never made the news? Share your experiences with us in the comments.
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Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at email@example.com.