|Occurred : 2/13/2007 22:30 (Entered as : 02/13/07 22:30)
Reported: 2/15/2007 10:27:43 AM 10:27
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
|Odd flash of bluish-green light
I went outside and sat down for a cigarette around 10:15 p.m.. There was nothing unusual about the night. Low clouds were moving in with the stars still visible through the breaks. I only say this because there was no storm brewing (ie. not lightning). A car was driving by and there was (what appeared) a flash of light which illuminated things around me. I figured it was a reflection and paid it no attention. Then it happened again. At that point I went to the railing to see where the flashes were coming from and just at that moment I saw a bright bluish-green flash to the south of me with a very distinct rod-like center. It was just a single pulse that lasted only a second. I stayed outside for another few minutes hoping to see more, but nothing happened.
I spoke with a meteorologist the next day about the possibility of it being lightning, but he said that under the conditions, it probably wasn’t lightning.
I’m an artist by trade and have always been open minded to alternate possibilities. Plus I have always been prone to witnessing strange things.
I’m attaching a "sketch" of what this looked like. In reading some of the other posts, it would seem that I’m not the only one who has seen this sort of thing.