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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/6/2017 19:00 (Entered as : 09/06/17 19:00)
Reported: 9/8/2017 11:57:59 PM 23:57
Posted: 9/12/2017
Location: Nanakuli, HI
Shape: Light
Duration: 20 minutes
A 20 degree wide deep blue shaft of light from the horizon to the zenith just after sunset lasting 20 minutes

Just after sunset, on the leeward coast, I observed a 20 degree wide shaft of deep blue light from approximately where the sun set to the zenith. I thought at first it was a military laser effect which I am familiar with, but it was too wide a beam and I believe it must be related to the aurora like phenomenon. It was not a cloud. It was deep blue and distinct. It disappeared after about 20 minutes. It was probably a plasma like effect in the atmosphere. It was unusual.

((NUFORC Note: Probably not an aurora, given the time of the sighting. Possible shaft of sunlight?? PD))

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))