Joe Nickell points out the error.
I didn't get much of what the guy was saying to Joe - I'd only moved in when I saw Joe making that gesture and I wanted to capture it - they sounded like they were religious but I couldn't be sure. Joe was immediately afterwards charming to a little girl who wanted his autograph - he did a bunch of magic tricks with a wooden nickel he gave her. He gave me one after I told him I'd interviewed him for a story I wrote about the Mitchell-Hedges crystal skull.
There should be video of the presentations some time at this address:
Here's a clip of Joe explaining the Phoenix Arizona lights and the argument from ignorance: