As the Citizen Hearings on Disclosure at the National Press Club in Washington, DC commence on Monday, what a fitting time to honor Dr. Lynne Kitei, the key witness of the Phoenix Lights, which is the most thoroughly researched and the nation’s most widely witnessed mass UFO sighting.
Lynne graciously submitted her responses to the Next Big Thing questions. Enjoy.
What is your working title of your book? “The Phoenix Lights: A Skeptic’s Discovery That We Are Not Alone” (3rd edition)
Where did the idea come from for the book? With no prior interest or knowledge of the topic, after witnessing and photographing anomalous orbs in a pyramid array just yards from our mountainside home in 1995 and then learning that thousands of others saw what I had been documenting on film before and during the historic and still unexplained March 13, 1997 AZ mass UFO sighting, as well as worldwide, I began meticulously searching for a logical explanation. I have yet to find one – 16 years later. What I did discover, after pushing my accomplished Medical career aside for seven years while remaining anonymous, opened a whole new world to me confirming the reality & connection of Unexplained Phenomena, what I call UPs. Ultimately, as a Scientist, Experiencer, Physician & Educator, I felt obliged to compile and share the most credible data, coming forward in 2004 with the first edition of the book and then in 2005 with the internationally award winning Phoenix Lights Documentary. I am currently working on a comprehensive youth curricula on the topic for grades 4 – 12.
What genre does your book fall under? Non-fiction, Science, Historical, UFOs, Unexplained Phenomena
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? The inside story of the most important and most documented unexplained mass sighting in Modern History.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? My book is represented by Literary Agent Bill Gladstone of Waterside Productions and published by Hampton Roads/Red Wheel Weiser/Conari Press.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? Seven years
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Night Siege: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings by Dr. J. Allen Hynek
UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record by Leslie Kean
Who or what inspired you to write this book? The Phoenix Lights and my family
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? Besides the “inside story” of the Phoenix Lights (condensed from a 750 page journal) by a first-hand witness, the vast History of anomalous aerial phenomena, the powerful connection & after-effect of all Unexplained Phenomena, as well as confirmation by Military, Pilots, Astronauts & even Presidents that our skies are being graced by advanced technologies worldwide, the latest edition also shares an additional Chapter detailing what has happened since Dr. Kitei came forward in 2004, after seven years of anonymity while intensely researching the topic. Not only does this latest edition delve into similar inexplicable sightings worldwide (which are now equated with the Phoenix Lights), but for the first time in over a dozen years, the author shares the stunning analysis of her 1995 close sighting 35mm photos by Navy Optical Physicist, Bruce Maccabee Ph.D., which he presented at the 1999 MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) Symposium in Washington, D.C. as the only authenticated photographic evidence of “Missing Time”. There is MUCH MORE to the Phoenix Lights story…