it has been a long time coming, Frances Barwood will finally
share her personal experiences with what has become known
Phoenix Lights and its aftermath in the form
of two books: one book is on the objects that passed over
Arizona on March 13, 1997, and the other on government cover-ups,
which also relates to the first book in many areas.
Arizonians and eyewitnesses to the huge crafts that flew
over the Arizona skies back in March of 1997 are all familiar
with the name "Frances Emma Barwood".
Her name is synonymous with the events; her solitary voice
pierced the silence of the restrained politically correct
and demanded answers!!
Barwood did not duck and run; she did not pass the buck;
she did not ignore the situation, nor make light of it
(as other government officials would later do)
she did what she was elected to do, i.e., represent her
constituents and the best interests of the city of Phoenix.
airspace of her city and state was repeatedly violated
by a huge unidentified craft, (and smaller ones), which
maneuvered through the skies without impedance; people
wanted to know what it was she was the one to ask!
on January 13, 1944, in Ridgewood, Queens, New York, Frances
moved from Williston, Vermont, to northeast Phoenix in
was elected to serve her first
term on the Phoenix City Council starting January
1992 and was re-elected to a
second term January 1994. As
Councilwoman, she represented District 2,
which includes most of northeast Phoenix and is the citys
largest district. It encompasses over 130 square
miles with a population at the time of over 160,000 and
is more than 1/4 of the size of Phoenix.
served on the Maricopa Association
of Governments (MAG)
Air Quality Advisory Committee, as well as
the following Phoenix City Council Subcommittees: Environment
and Natural Resources Subcommittee, Chair;
Youth and Education Subcommittee, member and
Ethics and Audit Subcommittee,
January 1997, her peers elected Frances as the Vice-Mayor.
Prior to being elected to the
Phoenix City Council, she served
as a member of the Greater Paradise Valley Chamber of
Commerce and precinct
and state committeeman for Legislative District 24 and
then District 28. She has also served
on the Squaw Peak Extension Advisory Committee,
the Transportation Committee
for the Community Council, and several other
organizations. Then, the March 13, 1997, event occurred,
and everything changed for this dedicated civic worker.
Frances and her husband, Mike, have 3 adult children and
a 26-year-old grandson. They permanently reside in a small
rural community south of Prescott, where Frances is again
active in local organizations.