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Occurred : 2/2/2002 02:53 (Entered as : 02/02/02 02:53)
Reported: 2/3/2002 12:47:47 AM 00:47
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Clermont, FL
Shape: Light
Duration:1 minute
A blinding light caused an electrical disturbance while passing near my car.

After dropping a friend off at home, I was traveling down Lake Louisa Rd towards Lake Shore Dr in Cermont,FL. I had not been drinking that night nor had I been under the influence of any drugs. I am not one who has ever given thought to mysterious objects or paranormal occurences (in fact, I usually dismiss such claims as insanity or stories told by people looking for attention). As I was traveling down the road, I noticed a bright light on the left side of my car down by the lake, which is kind of downhill from the road. The light was so bright that it was almost like a truck's high beams or a spotlight shining directly in my line of sight. I didn't give much thought to the object as it was just above water level and was just sitting down in the valley. When I started to pass from its view, the light started to approach up the hill and made a slow move across the road above my car. It was now directly over my car, just in front of my hood, I would say at this point it was about 15/20 feet in the air. The light was so bright that I could see nothing but the light. I coudn't see anything in front of me. At this point my '99 Ford Mustang completely died on me! The battery and all. I couldn't get the engine to turn or anything. Dead. I was sitting right below this thing and it was dead silent. I had the window about a 1/4 of the way down and I could hear nothing. It was probably the eariest silence I can ever remember. The light sat there for about 30 seconds or so and finally started moving to my right until it was directly in view of the right side of my car. It took some time for my eyes to adjust and stop seeing spots. But all I remember is having that same bright light to my right and seeing it rise out of view and dart off. It was almost as though it shot off like a slingshot had propelled it at a 45 degree angle. Just like that it was gone. I continued to try and start my car, and, after sitting there for about another minute, it started. It took all I had to catch my breath and try to tell myself ! that I w as okay and to bloc it out as though nothing had happened. I immediately called my parents, and then my girlfriend, and told them each of what had just occurred. They could all tell how anxious and scared I really was. I am 26 years old and I am a collee graduate. I believe in rational explanations to events like these. I cannot think of any, which has me scared. My car is working perfectly and have never had any problems with it. The battery is fully charged. It couldn't have been a helicopter because the light was at a low level and there was dead silence. With the window down I would have for sure heard the helicopter. I am a religious person, yet skeptical of such modern day claims of supernatural events. I really am at a loss for what to make of this.