|Occurred : 8/21/2007 23:30 (Entered as : 08/21/07 23:30)
Reported: 8/23/2007 5:59:33 PM 17:59
Location: Ewa Beach, HI
|Spherical high altitude explosion and flash of light over Ewa Beach
On the night of Tuesday, August 21, 2007, between the hours of 22:00 and 00:00 (HST) myself and two associates were sitting on the beach conversing with one another. The night was mostly clear with scattered clouds. Around approximately 23:30, my associates and I were astonished to observe a dim, brief, yet prominent flash of light which illuminated the entire sky. The flash of light was accompanied by what appeared to be a spherical, orange to red explosion at high altitude, directly above us. The entire incident lasted not more than 2 seconds and was not accompanied by any audible sound such as a sonic boom or a pressure wave.
The phenomena appeared to be very similar in appearance to explosions I have seen in documentary videos of high altitude / low-earth orbit thermonuclear detonations, except the flash and fireball which my associates and I observed on the night of August 21st was particularly small. There were no perceivable electromagnetic interruptions or interference to electronic devices around us such as my cell phone or nearby streetlights.
In terms of our backgrounds and personal profile, I am 27 years old, and I possess a master of arts in political science and humanities, as well as a bachelor of arts in political science and public administration. I work in local government. My associates are also my co-workers, and are currently undergraduate students at a local university.