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Occurred : 1/21/2004 06:35 (Entered as : 01/21/2004 06:35)
Reported: 1/21/2004 11:18:01 AM 11:18
Posted: 1/22/2004
Location: Kaiserslautern/Mainz (on autobahn) (Germany),
Shape: Flash
Duration:2 seconds
Light flash turning early morning darkness into daylight

On 21 Jan 04, at about 0635, while traveling east on Autobahn A 63 (from Kaiserslautern to Mainz), a large light flash occurred. It started as a low intensity flash and suddenly became brighter. It lit up the early morning darkness like daylight. The high intensity light appeared bluish, similar to that of light emitted from a halogen car headlight or lamp. The light was witnessed by persons from Kaiserslautern to Wiesbaden to Koln (Cologne), Germany. The total incident lasted no more than two seconds. A friend related German media had reported the light was caused by a meteor reentering the earth's atmosphere however, I don't know if that's been verified at this time.

((NUFORC Note: Many other reports in the press of this event shortly after it had occurred. PD))