|Occurred : 5/12/2003 20:05 (Entered as : 05/12/03 20:05)
Reported: 5/12/2003 9:02:59 PM 21:02
Location: Daytona (South Daytona Beach), FL
|Light disperses in random pattern in Volusia County, Florida.
At approximately 9:05PM, Eastern Standard Time, I was driving my private vehicle down a side street next to where I am employed. I stopped for a red-light at the intersection of Dawson and Reed Canal Road. While the light was red, a pure beam of white light shone brightly into the night sky, tapering at the bottom, and flanging out at the top. The light went only a short distance into the sky and stopped. The light remained lit for 2 to 4 seconds, flickered shortly, and then dispersed in a random pattern. At that point in time, the car radio (including all of my pre-programmed channels) began playing a high pitched carrier tone sound (similar to a facsimile or modem handshake) on every channel. I picked up my cellular telephone, and the screen was scrambled, and there was NO signal. The traffic lights went out for a brief moment, and then flickered back and went into what seemed a boot-up cycle, going rapidly from green to yellow to red, back to yellow and then green. No one spoke of the incident, and life went on as usual.