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Occurred : 6/28/2012 00:00 (Entered as : 06/28/12 0:00)
Reported: 7/2/2012 7:01:14 PM 19:01
Posted: 7/4/2012
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Duration:about 5 seconds
Neon green light filled the air just south of Harrisburg, PA

While driving east on the PA turnpike about ten miles west of the Susquehanna river and just around midnight, my wife, my son, and I saw a green light fill the sky in front of us. This light did not seem to come from a single point source, but reminded us of heat lightning.

The shape of the initial burst of light was dome-like or rounded. It seemed as though it was fairly far away, perhaps ten to twenty miles and it appeared directly in front of us.

It filled a large portion of the sky in front of us, I would estimate 30 to 45 degrees of my field of vision. Thus, the spread of the light would have been at least 5.2 miles across and as much as 15.7 miles across. In searching for a more descriptive color, my wife and I both agreed on neon green.

The light kept this dome-like shape for a few seconds and then shrank in size while simultaneously changing shape, converging at the center of the ground in the shape of a farm silo. It then disappeared. We ne! ver actually saw anything that would have been considered an object.

My wife and I are in our mid forties. I am a college professor and my wife is a stay at home mother. We are both educated (doctorate and masters degrees respectively). Neither of us has seen what we would consider a UFO before.

My son is twelve years old and a good student. I have two other children aged 10 and 6 who were in the car, but asleep at the time.

My wife and I were "blown away" by what we saw. Neither of us have ever seen anything remotely like this before.

That night (once we arrived home around 12:30 a.m.) and the next day we looked for any information that might explain what we saw and could find nothing.