|Occurred : 10/20/2007 22:30 (Entered as : 10/20/07 22:30)
Reported: 10/22/2007 8:56:46 PM 20:56
Location: Highland County - Monterey, VA
|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