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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/17/2015 22:30 (Entered as : 09/17/2015 22:30)
Reported: 10/3/2015 11:44:05 PM 23:44
Posted: 10/9/2015
Location: , KS
Shape: Flash
Duration: 10 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object left a trail, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Bright light over Kansas September 17, 2015

I'm a pilot and was flying from Denver to Atlanta on September 17, 2015.

It was around 22:30, when I saw a very bright light illuminate below or altitude. It seemed to be about 50 miles east of our position.

The light was extremely bright and started off as a single point of light. After a few seconds the light extended linearly very rapidly and disappeared. To me it appeared very low if not on the ground. Similar to an approach lighting system's sequencing flashers but much brighter and much larger.

I mentioned it to the other pilot, but he missed it.

Shortly after that it happened again, and this time we both saw it. Neither of us had an explanation for what we saw that night. The light was very bright like a large fire ball which turned into a large fire trail maybe the length of a commercial airport runway. It expanded that distance instantaneously.