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Occurred : 1/1/1995 03:00 (Entered as : 01/01/95 3:00)
Reported: 5/21/2006 9:43:23 PM 21:43
Posted: 7/16/2006
Location: Kansas (Eastern), KS
Shape: Light
Duration:1 min or less
A beam of rotating light in eastern Kansas

I don't remember the actual dates. I was working as a conductor on a north/south frieght train in eastern Kansas.

One of our locomotives had suddenly died and I went back to try to restart it. While looking out the window I saw a bright white beam of light shinning down into a farmers field about a hundred yards to the east of our north bound train. It reminded me of a police helicopter's search light that I'd seen in the city except that it was rotating (spinning).

I couldn't see where the light was coming from because of the window awning on the locomotive so I stepped out on the trailing end of the locomotive to get a better look. The beam had disappeared and something shot across the night sky like a shooting star.

The whole thing only lasted seconds.

I restarted the engine and it ran perfect the rest of the trip. The engineer never saw the light and thought I was crazy.