As mentioned in a previous post, former Governor Fife Symington has signed on as a co-chair for McCain’s Arizona campaign. But that’s not all the former Guv is doing these days.
From an interview last night on Anderson Cooper 360
Symington: “If you had been here 10 years ago, standing out there looking up there at the lights and the view, you would have been astounded. You would have been amazed.”
Tuchman: “Governor Symington is referring to what is now known as the Phoenix lights, an object videotaped by many and seen by thousands over several nights in the Arizona sky in 1997. … The former governor, a Vietnam Air Force veteran, had never publicly acknowledged seeing it until now.
Symington: “And I suspect that, unless the Defense Department proves us otherwise, it was probably one form of an alien spacecraft.”
Tuchman: “So why didn’t he say anything then? Partly because he didn’t want people to panic.”
Symington: “I think as a public figure you have to be very careful about what you say because people can have pretty emotional reactions. And I said my goal wasn’t to try to stir the pot.”
More Symington: “The lights were really brilliant. And it was just fascinating. I mean, it was enormous. It just felt otherworldly. You know, in your gut, you could just tell it was otherworldly.”
Tuchman: “Symington will be talking about this in an updated film about UFOs called ‘Out of the Blue.’ He is also talking with an organization that wants UFO information more out in the open. … Governor Symington says he did tell his family, friends and staff about what he saw early on.”
Symington: “I still, behind the scenes, tried to investigate it, but I got nowhere”