|Occurred : 6/17/2012 00:20 (Entered as : 06/17/12 00:20)
Reported: 6/17/2012 8:26:59 AM 08:26
Location: Bridgewater, NJ
|Strange lights in the sky, spinning in a unchanging tempo and position, looked like a lighthouse in the clouds.
I was driving on 287 north coming from 202. This was after 202 merges but before the exits for 76. There was light cloud coverage. From the left there was a strange light pattern in the sky. I brushed it off as a bar having a search light.
Then I noticed that the angle of the light beams was parallel to the ground, horizontal. This confused me and as I looked closer I realized it wasn't one light but two, like a light house. The two light beams were radiation at 180 degree angles from each other and both moving in a 360 spin, seeming to come from the same point within the cloud.
The beams of light were very thick and seemed to go on for many miles in each direction, the light cloud coverage illuminating with the light and showing the beam very clearly. I brushed this off as I knew there is a small airstrip in the area.
This morning I google searched what I saw and found a similar report on this website so I thought I would put this information out there. This struck me as unusual because the light source seemed to be coming from a fixed position and the beams of light were undeniably moving at a set rate.
The only explanation I could come up with is that it was a search helicopter that was in a spin, but this lasted the entire time I was within sight of it, and it never seemed to change elevation (and had two beams). The best description is that it looked like someone had put a very large light house inside the cloud.