You may have witnessed a mysterious light flash over Phoenix earlier tonight. Apparently, a lot of people did. We didn't -- but a "slew" of KPHO viewers, and Phoenix Sergeant Steve Martos, the Phoenix P.D.'s Air Unit, and several other Phoenix police officers certainly did.
Of the aforementioned witnesses, KPHO's the only one taking the "event" seriously.
We corresponded with Martos about 20 minutes ago. He reports the following:
We received four calls (total) regarding the light in the sky. Our air unit, myself, and other officers also observed it as well. We all made our wishes and went back to work. Nothing more to report...
Have a safe night.
Clearly, the Phoenix P.D. is taking the reports (ahem) seriously, as well they should -- this is serious...if you ask KPHO.
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From KPHO: "Telling it Like it is."
The National Weather Service said it wasn't a weather event. NWS meteorologists said they were at a loss. They said there have been sightings all the way to Los Angeles.
"My hubby was outside," said Stephanie Scovell in a Facebook post. "He said it was like a meteor burning up."
Another viewer said he thought it was an American satellite that was falling out of orbit and breaking apart.
Clearly -- based on KPHO's report -- we can draw only one conclusion from the mysterious light: (space) aliens are overtaking the Valley, and the Phoenix Police Department doesn't give a shit -- which is a relief considering this thing probably was just a meteor.
Check back in the morning for updates.