Reported: 2005-11-03 08:30 Pacific
Duration: 2 minutes
No of observers: 1
Location: Plum Borough, PA, USA
Round Light Bursts Into a Rod Shape
A little after 9 pm, Wednesday, November 2, 2005, I let my dog outside the back door of my house, which faces west, and went outside with her.
I gazed up at the sky to see if I could find Mars at that hour, when suddenly I saw a ball of light flash (to the west). At first I simply thought it was a light flashing from an airplane, however, as I searched the sky I could see another airplane off to the left traveling southeast with it's lights flashing.
The plane was further in the distance, but I was actually able to discern the form of the plane when its lights flashed. But, the other light I saw was bigger and closer, but there was no form of an airplane visible.
I continued to observe the sky to see if I could follow the path of the light object to determine if it was a plane. I continued to see this light flash quite a few times in various random places in the sky. It did not travel in a straight-line movement like a plane, but somewhat in a wide zig-zag pattern, but more random--and it appeared to move towards my house.
The sighting ended in an instant with a large burst or flash of light energy. The light that was round--morphed or opened up into a long rod shape (about a 180 degrees angle), and almost instantly disappeared.
At this time the object was nearly overhead and to my right, which was a west northwest direction. After the large burst, I continued to search the sky for another few minutes to see if I could find this object, but it was simply gone.
Incidentally, there was absolutely no airplane sound or any other sound associated with this sighting.
I hedged about whether or not to report this siting, since it was only a light. But, decided to report it in the hopes that someone else will also confirm this sighting.
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