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The Phoenix Lights
Type: Spacecraft
Content: Addon, Fictional, Probe
File Size
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Jun 8, 2020 @ 12:13am
Jun 11, 2020 @ 4:58pm
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The Phoenix Lights

Based on the 1997’s sightning of 7 Lights in a V-Shape formation in Nevada, United States.

It is up to debate as to what it really was, but recently, in the Space Engine Forum, a more grounded possibility has been proposed.

-A gigantic blimp, over a mile long, with some lights to determine its possition, as testing would be done at night, and ion engines with nuclear reactors for hoovering, built in secrecy by the US military.

So, with that in mind, and using visual keys from JP Aerospace’s air-to-orbit blimp design, I modeled this specific version of the aircraft that could explain the phenomenon.

Sure, you could say this is dumb. The size, the propulsion method. The whole Idea of building something this big. But hey, at least it ain’t space travelers from another galaxy, and its easier to say “It was Aliens” to the public, than “It was an Secret Experimental Aircraft”

-3D model of the blimp made by me
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poopdealer May 29 @ 3:14pm 
Cattard Dec 6, 2020 @ 8:40am 
the guy playing space engine on the area 51 saw this and recreated the phoenix lights again.
coffeeshark Sep 12, 2020 @ 10:54am 
"sure, you could say this is dumb" boy do i have news about the military-industrial complex
LAGUNA Aug 3, 2020 @ 1:17pm 
My family saw this while driving to Vegas and they said that it was as bright as street lights from where they were, They also said there were bright red lights that dropped from it but it wasn't flares.
Zi7ar21 Jun 13, 2020 @ 8:08am 
crazy doc
retrovisor  [author] Jun 11, 2020 @ 5:00pm 
EDIT: Added 2 new variations
"N820ATO Experimental" - Broader Wingspan. 7 Lights
"N760ATO Experimental" - Smaller. 5 Lights
TehKaoZ Jun 9, 2020 @ 2:21pm 
If, hypothetically speaking, aliens were to fly a ship around on earth, just imagine how difficult it would be for us to acknowledge it. The onus of proof would be nothing less than bringing the aircraft down and studying it.

I mean, that's how it should be of course. Facts are 100% provable, but it would make it easy for Aliens to take a spin around the planet, get seen and recorded, and have it have no discernible impact on our society
Azurarisu Jun 8, 2020 @ 7:32pm 
Downloaded this addon; a man in a black suit confronted me on my front porch and confiscated my computer after I attempted to recreate the original phoenix lights in-engine

10/10 would encounter the secret services again :sans:
HarbingerDawn  [developer] Jun 8, 2020 @ 6:41pm 
"Ion engines with nuclear reactors" Absolutely not a thing for atmospheric flight.
Dr. λᵐᵉʳᶤᶜᵃ ☭ 🗽  [developer] Jun 8, 2020 @ 2:40pm 
The MIB stopped by my house after I cracked this mystery, they gave me a gold star and said "good job, keep it up, your place is secure when the elites move offworld" :caster_wink: