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Occurred : 10/24/2004 23:00 (Entered as : 10/24/2004 23:00)
Reported: 10/28/2004 12:36:45 PM 12:36
Posted: 11/2/2004
Location: Zanesville, OH
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Duration:4 Seconds
I have a question about something that happened to me just the other night that i cant explain in the sky. Im from ohio and i was with my girlfriend in columbus for the evening. Well she lives in dayton and i go to school near zanesville which leaves about 2 1/2 hours between us and columbus is in the middle. Well i was driving back to college and was right outside of Zanesville (or 50 minutes east of columbus)and i was on the phone with my girlfriend while i was driving. She was headed in the opposite direction and was right outside of dayton at the time. There is about 100 miles between us at this point. Its at about 11:30 at night and it is a completely clear night and it was very dark when all of the sudden the shy ahead of me lit up bright blue and took over the whole sky and lasted for a few seconds and quickly faded out. At first i suspected lightning but there was something different about it because it was all around me. Right as it faded out my girl friend said on the phone "did you just see something?" and i said "the whole sky just turned blue" and she said it just happened here too. I know that lightning can travel but this was not lightning because it rose from the horizon and over took the sky and at the same moment it happened 100 miles away. What do you think that this could possibly be? I check all the news and internet for anything that could have given an indication of some even in the state that could explain it but i found nothing. What could this possibly be and why? Anything will help....i am just searching for an answer to this strange occurence.

Thanks, ((name deleted))

((NUFORC Note: Many reports. Possible meteor. PD))

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous. PD))