Seems like they're putting together quite the Ufological cottage industry out there in Phoenix, Arizona. Despite prosaic explanations, these mystery lights, which show up every few months, continue to baffle these desert denizens.
This is one of many images captured on January 30, 2009 from the Phoenix Visiblity Web Cameras. The strange light formations were captured by a camera aimed squarely at Camelback Mountain.
Are these more military flares, strings of Chinese lanterns (January 26th began the Chinese New Year), or truly something not-of-this world. With so much interest, and so many cameras now trained on the phenomenon, it may be only a matter of time before this controversy is at last laid to rest.