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Occurred : 10/20/2007 22:30 (Entered as : 10/20/07 22:30)
Reported: 10/22/2007 8:56:46 PM 20:56
Posted: 11/28/2007
Location: Highland County - Monterey, VA
Shape: Light
Duration:90 seconds
INTENSE VIOLET/PURPLE LIGHT FORMATION JUST ABOVE SKYLINE.

Sighting in Highland Co. Virginia . Location: at about 2,240ft elevation in a mountain terrain, about 8 miles North of Monterey Virginia near state road (642).

At about 10:30 pm I was driving my SUV heading south toward Smith Mountain Lake. My brother was seated in my front seat. We had a traveling companion named ((name deleted)), asleep in the back seat. It was very dark driving through the Mountains but the night was clear.

During a descend of the road my brother and I saw a flash of light in the sky. We thought nothing of it thinking that maybe it was a thunderstorm approaching.

Less than 5 minutes later when we were about to leave Va. Rt.(642), we observed very intense Violet/Purple light formation keeping an even shape.

After about 15-20 seconds the light to the left of us just above the (skyline) changed color to a Green/Greenish color.

We awoke our friend ((name deleted)) just in time for the phenomenon to continue for another 60 seconds approximately.

Since it was a comfortable fall evening we had some of the car windows down; and after the lights dissolved we could detect a peculiar smell, like a very strong 'battery/acid' odor in the evening air.

ON OCTOBER 22nd A DEPUTY SHERIFF FROM BATH Co. Va. REPORTED A SIMILAR INCIDENT OCCURING AT ABOUT 2:00 am