NUFORC Sighting 3474

Occurred: 1998-04-20 23:59 Local
Reported: 1998-04-22 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 15 Sec.
No of observers: 1

Location: Austin, TX, USA

Shape: light
Characteristics: Emitted beams

Eruption of blue-white light in the sky followed by sweeping action and lesser blast of blue-white light, south, toward San Antonio.

I was leaving a late night stop at the store and my immediate reaction was of a plane exploding 50 degrees up and almost due South. On second thought, no plane would produce this much light and this sustained intensity. I am an amateur astronomer and this *was not* a meteor breaking up mainly due to the sweeping up of light prior to the second and lesser burst of very bright light. Most interesting, last night Tue (21), Art Bell opened his show reporting a similiar light display from a San Antonio listener, precisely 24 hours after my sighting. Definitely plan to be outside and looking toward the south tonight at around midnight. Thank you. - Bob

Posted 1999-01-28

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