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Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/3/1998 17:30 (Entered as : 8/03/98 530PM)
Reported: 8/3/1998 02:14
Posted: 2/25/2003
Location: El Paso, TX
Shape: Light
Duration:A FEW SEC.
BIG BALL OF LIGHT, SHOT OUT OF THE CLOUDS AND DOWN TOWARDS THE GROUND. ONLY LASTED FOR A FEW SECONDS, MAYBE A BALL LIGHTNING OTHER PEOPLE MAY HAVE SEEN IT. PEOPLE POINTING TOWARDS THE LIGHT IN THE DISTANCE.

I WAS AT THE STOPLIGHT NEAR A GAS STATION AND I NOTICED THE CLOUDS HAD A GOLD RIBBON AROUND THEM FROM THE SUN. WHEN I GLANCED AT THE SKY I WITNESSED A BIG BALL OF BRIGHT LIGHT THAT SHOT OUT OF THE CLOUDS, MAYBE HIGHER UP IN THE SKY. IT ONLY LASTED A FEW SECONDS AND IT SEEMED TO GO TOWARDS THE GROUND. IM NOT SURE IF IT ACTUALLY TOUCHED THE GROUND BECAUSE IT WAS IN THE DISTANCE TOWARDS THE NORTH EAST MAYBE TOWARDS THE WHITE SANDS AREA. THERE WAS I THINK 2 PEOPLE THAT MAY HAVE SEEN IT AS THEY WERE POINTING AT THE SKY AS I DROVE BY, UNLESS THEY WERE ADMIRING THE CLOUDS AS I WAS.