|Occurred : 6/15/2006 21:45 (Entered as : 061506 21:45)
Reported: 6/16/2006 8:24:46 AM 08:24
Location: Tampa, FL
|Two single, white lights travelling S to N at moderate speed & altitude caused electrical disturbance to car.
At 9:45pm on 06/15/06 I was driving E on 275, going 55mph, about 1/4 mile before the I-4 junction. My girlfriend was driving directly behind me.
All of my interior lights went out in my car. I picked up my cell phone to call my girlfriend behind me to ask her if my tail lights were still on. As it rang, the lights came back on and I saw a single light cross the over my car from S to N.
My girlfriend told me when we got back to the apartment that she never saw my tail lights go out and her phone never rang. I put the phone down and saw another light cross over my car from S to N.
The lights were white, steady and round. I was in moderate traffic so I wasn't able to give the lights more than a glance so I couldn't estimate speed or altitude. I assume other people saw them because the traffic in front of me slowed down to 45mph as this was going on. It reminded me of driving under a plane as it comes in for a landing.
My radio was off and I didn't hear any noise.
I work very close to Tampa International Airport, right in the flight path. I was a few miles E of there when this happened.