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Occurred : 8/21/2004 21:00 (Entered as : 08/21/2004 21:00)
Reported: 11/22/2004 3:34:33 PM 15:34
Posted: 12/3/2004
Location: Houston, TX
Shape: Light
Duration:about 2 or b3 hours
Beam of light in NE Houston

On the same date a colum of light was seen over the skies of NE Houston. Several people saw this and believed that it was a UFO. I did too and took video of it. The wether conditions were not that great, there was light rain and low clouds. After reviewing the video and stepping outside to see it once more. We all concluded that it was not a ufo. First off most of us work at petrochemical plants and this reminded us of something. Usualy the when the large flares go off at the plant it makes some kind of a simmilar beam of light effect high over the flare. In that direction is one of the larger plants(Equistar) in the area and they had there largest flare on during that night. The beam of light had a haze around it, which could have been from the clouds around it or rain. The initial sighting was made at this location N25'45.17 W95'14.61 (WGS84). Direction of the Light from that point was northeast at 51'm.