The Phoenix Lights Incident from 1997 is one of the most well-documented and un-debunkable UFO cases on record. And we are just now learning that one of the original 20,000+ witnesses to the event was none other than Hollywood actor Kurt Russell, according to an interview he gave to the BBC late last month as part of a press tour for Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
In 1997, Kurt Russell was flying a private plane over Phoenix, Arizona, with his son Oliver, when both noticed "6 lights in absolute uniform, V shape" formation. Russell reported the lights to officials, but he and his son then quickly forgot about the incident. That was until his wife, fellow actress Goldie Hawn, was watching a UFO special on TV about the Phoenix Lights incident. As fascinating as the UFO sighting was to Russell, what was more fascinating to him was that the event "just went literally out" of his head. As he watched the UFO television special, he said he felt like "Richard Dreyfuss from Close Encounters of the Third Kind," as he couldn't first figure out why he was so familiar with it.
There are many parts to this celebrity sighting that are worth analyzing. Primarily, Kurt Russell was fascinated by the fact that the UFO encounter did not stay in his memory. Those who encounter UFOs often report missing time, dream-like or forgotten memories, and other strange psychological effects. Could the Phoenix Lights incident have triggered a similar type of amnesia in its witnesses?
As well, it is an interesting time for Russell to suddenly be bringing this revelation to the public. Right now, many in the UFO community believe that the American public is about to receive a form of soft UFO and ET disclosure. Could Kurt Russel's interview be part of this soft disclosure? Curiously enough, a "found footage" fiction film called "Phoenix Forgotten," based on the real Phoenix Lights incident, debuted at South by Southwest Film festival this year, and has been generating lots of buzz online.