|Occurred : 7/14/2004 20:45 (Entered as : 07/14/2004 20:45)
Reported: 7/16/2004 9:26:18 AM 09:26
Location: Lexington, KY
|very large round object, pulsing red light, stationary within the storm with 60-70 MPH winds
We were inside watching TV when we head strong winds whipping about so I went out on the back pation to see how bad it was. There was a lot of what I call "heat lightning" because it did not come down. In the middle of allof the lightning there was a red light pulsing in the clouds. One, two three, pause, one, two, pause, one two three so I knew it wasn't lightning and there are no TV, radio, or cell phone towers anywhere nearby, So I called my mother out to see it before it went away. She saw it and couldn't tell what it was either. Then it suddenly stopped pulsing and since it was above the cloud line disappeared. About a minute later the winds gusted up to about 60-70 MPH and some of our potted plants and plants in the garden started to snap so we started putting them in a protected area when almost directly above us the red pulsing started again. It was still above the clouds, but when it pulsed the shape was perfectly round and about 1/4 to a 1/2 mile across. The clouds were moving very quickly and the winds kept increasing but the object was stationary. It pulsed slowly three times and then stopped and dissapeared. As soon as it did the winds began to die down dramatically. We went inside and turned on a local TV channel and even though a news report was not on there was a small map in the corner of the screen showing which counties were under a severe thunderstorm alert. The map then changed to a doppler radar image that showed the squall line stretching across the area, and right over our area there was a perfectly round "image" wider than the squall line and in the center of the storm.