A Phoenix Fox 10 reporter for was in the middle of a traffic report when the a bright white explosion of light suddenly appeared in the distance behind her.
The strange blast was caught on tape and aired live during Andrea Robinson report, illuminated the sky for a split second.
News station employees initially thought the impressive explosion may have been a transformer.
But when FOX 10 checked with local utility providers APS and Salt River Project, they were told no transformers had blown in the area.
Officials in Phoenix have been left stumped by the incident.
And while the sudden bright explosion of light remains a mystery, it comes just days before the 15th anniversary of a famous UFO sighting in the city.
On March 13, 1997, a cluster of glowing orbs moving in a V-shaped formation was spotted in the skies above Phoenix, reports Yahoo News.
The light formation, which was also caught on film and is known as the ‘Phoenix Lights’, has analyzed and debated ever since.
The lights were reported to have reappeared again in 2007 and 2008, but these events were quickly explained.
The earlier sighting was attributed to military flares dropped by fighter aircraft at Luke Air Force Base and the 2008 incident was caused by flares attached to helium balloons released by a civilian.
Arizona is also home to Travis Walton, who famously claimed to have been abducted by a UFO in 1975.
Walton has written a number of books on the subject, and his story was turned into the 1993 film ‘Fire in the Sky’.
FOX 10 has called on the public to get in touch with possible explanations for the sudden explosion.
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