Reported: 2008-05-12 20:07 Pacific
Duration: 10 seconds or more
No of observers: 3
Location: Daytona Beach, FL, USA
Characteristics: Electrical or magnetic effects
Blue Green fanning light covered entire night sky at the same time as power outage. Daytona summer 1989
Many details are fuzzy, I had to guess on time and date.
It's been a long time but has been on my mind often since it occurred.
During the summer of 1989 me and two of my friends were house sitting about a block away from Daytona Beach shore. The house was on a bit of a hill so more than just our street was visible. Late in the evening around midnight, all the lights went out. We rushed outside to see what was going on and noticed that all the lights in the neighborhood were out. I do not remember if there was a sound. I remember this sighting coming from the non-water side of the city.
This much I know for sure: In the horizon a giant blue-ish light shot from lower ground to miles in the sky. It then fanned out, covering the entire sky in an incredible blue green display that lasted many seconds. It looked like a laser light show but the size and complexity was way too enormous to have been man made. Think of the movie Tron and a peacock tail.
Both of my friends witnessed this. What we all agreed on instantly was it's size and that the power outage had to be related. Moments after, the lights in the neighborhood began to come back on. We were absolutely blown away and speechless at what we saw. We called 911 to see if anyone had reported lights but I only remember getting no feedback from the operator.
If you were outside that night in Daytona or any surrounding city you would have seen this. This is the first time I have reported it because it is so difficult to describe and at the time there was no internet or easily accessed reporting agency.
I would really like to know if more people witnessed this.
Witness indicates that the date of the event is approximate. PD
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