|Occurred : 4/3/2005 05:00 (Entered as : 04/03/2005 5:00)
Reported: 4/26/2005 8:33:14 AM 08:33
Location: Slippery Rock, PA
|blue flashes during night snowstorm with power disruption
My wife woke me at about 5 am on 4/3/05 saying there was a blue light out back. The conditions were windy and very thick snowfall.
As I peered outside, the night lit up blue as our household power went out. This happened several times in the course of maybe five minutes. As soon as the light went out, power was restored.
The duration of the blue light was maybe 1 to 2 seconds. It was similar to lightning, except blue & intermittent with our electricity loss. I was looking out towards the power lines about 20 yards in front of the house and there was no arcing. The light seemed to be coming from above the house.
We have inground power lines to the house. I went outside to get a better vantage point but by then it had stopped. My wife phoned the power co. they said they had no reported power outages.
The next morning i spoke with my neighbor who slept through it but said his son saw the same thing. His son lives about 150 yards up the road.
We live in a rural area with no high tension power lines around. The post from North of Akron on 4/2/05 caught my eye since that incident occurred 6 or 7 hours earlier and about 70-80? miles away.