|Occurred : 5/28/2011 23:20 (Entered as : 05/28/11 23:20)
Reported: 5/29/2011 8:01:48 AM 08:01
Location: Tucson, AZ
|White flash lighted up the sky over Tucson, Az 05/28/11.
On May 28th, 2011, at approximately 10:50 pm I was driving south on Country Club to meet my friend at a yogurt shop when I saw a white flash. I presumed it was an intersection camera in front of me but when I went through the intersection there wasn’t a camera, I thought it may have been a security light I drove by coming on and didn’t think twice.
At approximately 11:30 pm my friend and I were standing outside of the yogurt shop (BTO) that had closed at 11:00 pm talking. I was facing south; he was facing north when I saw the white flash again, very evidently from the sky this time. It lit up the entire sky instantaneously without a trail or identifiable direction. It was brightest in a streak however that had a southwest by northeast direction. Like the gradients you see in PowerPoint presentations, it was brightest down the middle and slightly darker along the edges ( the horizon).
My friend, a pilot, said, "What the hell was that?" I was stunned he saw it also because it was so quick and he was facing the opposite direction. It was faster than a camera flash, without the residual blinding effect. I said, "You saw it to?!," and he also said he lit up the whole sky.
There were no discernable aircraft, no discernable sounds, no trails or residual proof and this was located north of Davis-Monthan Airforce Base. There were no clouds visible in the area as all the stars were clearly shining.
I have two Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Arizona and I am two years away from my Doctorate degree. I am well versed in scientific observations and while I wish I could provide more detailed information the event happened astonishingly quick, on the order of microseconds. Had my pilot friend not been there in awe with me, I may not have believed I saw anything in the first place.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))