Will "Strange Lights" Return?
POSTED: Friday, October 21, 2011 - 5:33pm
UPDATED: Monday, October 24, 2011 - 12:38pm
EL PASO - It was this time one year ago when our cameras caught strange lights hovering above El Paso. Some people thought they were UFO's, others say they were an elite army parachute team training at night. So, will we see them again?
Last October dozens of calls poured into our newsroom. People we're concerned over strange lights in the East El Paso sky. Our photographer, Ram Moreno, jumped into action and shot video of the lights. Since then, we have been trying to figure out what they are, and we're not alone. No pun intended.
A team of paranormal re-creators on the Syfi Network conducted a series of experiments, but they never recreated what so many people saw that night in the sky. That's why we asked a national UFO expert to weigh in.
"I knew it wasn't meteorites when I first saw them, and nothing suspends in air like that anyway. If it was a meteorite, meteorites always leave a stream-field," Fletcher Gray said.
He couldn't give us a definite answer either. So what are they? Well according to the Amigo Air Sho, the lights are actually the elite U.S. Army parachute team, the Golden Knights. The parachuters strap flares on their feet to generate light while engaging in synchronized stunts, and we're told that was them that night in the sky.
So will we see the strange lights again? We might. The Amigo Airsho starts tomorrow and the Golden Knights are slated to perform. According to their website, the Amigo Airsho was more than happy to invite them back, "especially after the great media we received when the Golden Knights were mistaken for UFO's."