Location: Pittsburg, KS, USA
Duration: 1 minute
No of observers: 1
Reported: 2005-10-19 21:06:54 Pacific
Posted: 2005-10-20 00:00:00
Characteristics: Emitted beams, Electrical or magnetic effects
A large lightning bolt appeared to come out of a white truck horizontally and strike a power pole.
I was returning home from work on a summer day, as it was only just beginning to get dark. I was just outside the city limits of Pittsburg, KS, on extended 4th street. My car was following another car and an unmarked white delivery-style truck was approaching us from the west.
We were a few blocks from the trailer park that I lived in, when a large lightening bolt appeared to come horizontally out of the back-side of the white truck and struck a power pole. The car in front of me kept going and I could not tell if they noticed this extremely unusual event. The white truck continued on, giving no indication of anything else unusual. I was scared to meet the truck on the highway, but did not have any other choice and passed the truck without further incident. I drove into the trailer park as the neighbors were coming out of their homes, wondering why their electricity had just shut off. I remember someone asking me what I had done, as it seemed that the power went off just as I drove in the neighborhood.
I would sincerely like to know what this could have been, as I have puzzled over this for over 20 years. The date is approximate. I remember the approximate time of day and that it must have been the middle of summer as the sun had not set. There were no clouds that I remember- and definately no thunderstorms! It was a clear, calm evening.
I'm not sure that this qualifies as a UFO sighting, but I remember at the time that people were saying that the government was moving secret objects in unmarked trucks. This is the only place that I have ever thought might be able to provide me with an answer.
Witness states that the date of the incident is approximate. PD
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