NUFORC Sighting 126943

Occurred: 2016-04-20 00:55 Local
Reported: 2016-04-20 20:01 Pacific
Duration: 2-20 seconds
No of observers: 2

Location: Leander-Jarrell, TX, USA

Characteristics: Electrical or magnetic effects

Sky flashed white, then reddish orange glow for 20 seconds.

At exactly 12:55AM, Wednesday, 04/20/16, I was watching TV, curtains closed, lights on, when I saw a bright sky flash that lit the whole interior of the house, red. I thought it was odd. There were thunderstorms, but the nearest activity was 200 miles away. I heard nothing, felt nothing.

This morning I was speaking with a coworker buddy, and it came up. He said he was sitting on his patio at that exact time, just before going to bed, and saw the sky light up bright white. He lives 30 miles from me. He got up and looked to see that it appeared to come from one direction, all the street lights and cell towers went out, and the sky glowed an odd reddish orange glow for 15-20 seconds, then faded away.

5 minutes later, he had a system failure involving equipment we work on for a living.

I have posted it on Facebook, and got a couple of responses stating that there were power outages, fire dept calls, etc at that same time. No craft was seen. I am simply posting thi! s in hopes others may have seen something.

I live on I-35 in far Northern Williamson County, and my coworker lives in Leander, far Western Williamson County, 30 miles apart. Hope someone else saw this or more. Thanks.

Posted 2016-04-22

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