|Occurred : 1/31/2010 06:30 (Entered as : 1/31/2010 6:30)
Reported: 2/12/2010 10:07:28 PM 22:07
Location: Milwaukee, WI
|Very large, bright moving searchlight, but no plane or helicopter in sight to be making it.
My grandfather and I were flying on a plane from Milwaukee and stopping in Atlanta, GA, from there to go to Cancun and on to Cozumel. It was about 6:30 in the morning, and we had just taken off. The sky was dark and clear with very few clouds, and it was my second time on an airliner so I was looking out through the window.
As we were passing over a town outside of milwaukee, I noticed a large spotlight passing over a few neighborhoods. The yards and streets that it passed over were brightly illuminated. You could see the grass in the fields and chimneys on the rooftops and such as they were being lit up as the light was passing, and you could see the outline of the light.
I looked to see a helicopter or even a plane generating the light but I could not find one. I told my grandpa to look over and check it out and he said he didn't know what it was either. I was tempted to ask a flight attendant but noticed they were pretty busy, so I just let it go.
The moon was out and full, but i've never heard of the moon creating such a focused, concentrated light of which I saw. I followed the light up and you could see the light was in a conic, searchlight projection, but nowhere was there anything to be making it. No tower, plane, or helicopter. The light seemed to be shining down from about 1-2 hundred feet up.
I followed the light for a good 2-3 minutes and then it dissapeared. It was sort of making the same path as the plane, except that it had more of a wavy pattern slowly angling away from the plane and it moved very quickly. It came back into sight again shortly after and then it just vanished, like if someone just flipped off the switch.
I don't know if anybody else had seen it, but it was clearly something strange. If it were being emitted from some sort of aircraft, the plane had amazing stealth technology because the only thing seen was its searchlight.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date is approximate. PD))