|Occurred : 5/11/2005 11:30 (Entered as : 05/11/1905 11:30)
Reported: 6/11/2005 12:31:21 AM 00:31
Location: Petaluma, CA
|2 Flashes of light in the Petaluma Country
Driving home on the Petaluma-Nicasio Road, I witnessed a flash that lit up the horizon (behind mountains) in front of me. I clearly saw the outline of the Mtn. Range. The road continues up to the top of that Mtn. (Overlooking an olive orchard) I pulled over and waited outside my car with the flashers on so I wouldn't get hit. A car that was a few miles behind me, (or at least 5 minutes) pulled up and asked if I had seen the flash. I told them I had. After a short while I got back in my car to continue my drive. (It was really cold out) After no more than 30 seconds in the car, I saw the next Mtn. range in front of me light up as I had the last. It was a strange experiance to say the least. I can't think of any light I have seen so bright. We are talking 10 miles of Mtn. profile that lit up. I don't think a transformer blowing up could do that. However, I'm not sure I rule out the possibility of a metiorite quite yet.
Something to note: I did see more animals on this road than I typically do. There were aircraft in the area, however, I am unsure as to weather they were civilian or military.