|Occurred : 8/15/1999 16:30 (Entered as : 08/15/99 16:30 pm)
Reported: 9/9/1999 03:21
Location: Lancaster, CA
|Very loud humming sound with a very bright bluish red flash. then a fire started as a result of the light.
We were driving down the street and a very loud humming sound came up beside out truck.. at first we thought it was a bird but then at that moment there was a bright orange light with a blue trail behind it.. right next to the drivers side of our truck... the humming sounded like a 200 lb bumble bee. We thought at first maybe a bird had hit a power line and was electrictuted. My husband looked in his rear view mirrow and said he saw a streak then saw alot of smoke.. So we turned the truck around and headed back by this time there was a pretty good size fire. We looked all around and saw there were no power poles involed or any dead birds around.. Another car pulled up and ask what happened. I breifly told them what we heard and saw. They said they saw something up high and then all of a sudden if fell and they then saw the smoke also.. but he said it didnt look like an object just something in the air.. the sun would of been directly in front of him so maybe this interfiered with what he saw.. this was also about the time of the ending of the metor shower in aug.. I was wonder if it could of been a metor.. My husband walked over to the fire chief and tried to explain to him was we heard and saw but the fire chief just blew him off like he was a kook or something... I dont ever think I will forget that sound or the strange color light I saw... It is still hard to explain. Also there were no clouds around so that let lightening out of the picture.
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