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Occurred : 9/1/1996 18:30 (Entered as : 09/1996 18:30)
Reported: 6/2/2017 5:08:28 PM 17:08
Posted: 6/9/2017
Location: Boulder, CO
Shape: Light
Duration:20 minutes
Glowing light in early night sky becomes two, then back to one, glows brightly then implodes over I-36 Boulder-Denver turnpike.

In the car on I-36 heading to Denver. My friend was driving her new Subaru Outback on the highway for the first time, so I was not talking much as I wanted her to pay attention. We are heading south no far outside of Boulder, perhaps approaching Superior. In 1996 the area was not built up, so it was dark. I am in the front passenger seat. Up ahead to my right, above the ground quite a ways is a light in the sky. Is it a star I ask myself? I decide that it is a warning light for airplanes.

But, no, it is too high up. Then it becomes two lights... and there seems to be a silver glowing line under them.... I am still watching... the car is rolling along smoothly... the lights seem to glow brighter. I decide to ask my friend if she can see it... She does. We wonder if it is an airplane coming toward us? But the light does not get closer and there are no red blinking lights that would be on the wings and underbelly of a plane... I see the two lights now merge and become one... the line underneath vanishes.... We are both watching.... and then it seems that the light glows bright and suddenly it implodes and is gone.

We turned and looked at each other and simultaneously said, "That was weird!" There was no report about it in the paper... it was seen and then gone.

In the morning, I talked to her husband about it since he was a pilot of small planes.

He had no idea of what it could be.