NUFORC Sighting 158079

Occurred: 2020-07-29 21:15 Local
Reported: 2020-07-31 13:28 Pacific
Duration: 2-3 seconds

Location: North Platte, NE, USA

Characteristics: Lights on object, Aura or haze around object

Fast moving ball of light appears twice in the sky over North Platte Nebraska.

At approximately 9:15pm sitting in my living room I had just watched a severe thunderstorm go by and it was still cloudy with flashes of lightning in the sky. I suddenly saw a ball of light go across the sky through the clouds. It took no more than a second to disappear over our garage going East to West.

Moments later my wife had I were standing in the back yard when she saw the same kind of light moving north to south and only taking a second to go from horizon to horizon. So fast that when I turned it was gone. There was a lot of lightning in the sky but this was not lightning. It was too fast to be any aircraft I have ever seen.

I was a helicopter mechanic in the Army and my dad worked on jets for TWA and I grew up living under the landing path for MCI /Kansas City International Airport. I know what planes look like and sound like. The ball of light was partially concealed by the clouds so we could not see any shape other than just a round light.

Posted 2020-08-06

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