|Occurred : 2/19/2010 01:20 (Entered as : 02/19/10 01:20)
Reported: 2/18/2010 11:39:43 PM 23:39
Location: Omaha, NE
|I was taking my two dogs out for the last time in a lightly tree covered dog run behind my apartment complex garages when I saw a giant almost square blue flash. It was amazing, It appeared to the west and looked very close to my location. I could not see the bottom of the flash because of the garage impeding my view. The size of the flash was amazing, It was easily the size of a small house.
There was dead silence and my two dogs did not react at all. I used to be a fireman and have seen my fair share of transformers exploding and other such events. This was completely new to me. No power was out anywhere that I could tell in the apartment complex or the housing division behind it. I have never seen anything like this in my life.
The color was almost a purple blue with what could have been a trick of the eye a reddish border. It flashed like lightning but always seemed to be solid never blinking out.