|Occurred : 4/27/2007 23:45 (Entered as : 04/27/07 23:45)
Reported: 5/5/2007 12:58:05 AM 00:58
Location: Tempe, AZ
|Night sky flashes in Tempe illuminating entire sky. 6 total flashes. All occured within a minute. There was no sound.
My girlfriend and I were hanging out in my car on Friday April 27 around 11:45pm. We are both 18, in honors classes, and have never seen something like this before. We don’t believe in UFO’s but like to keep an open mind. She was laying on the backseat when she told me to look at the sky. I didn't quite understand what she was talking about, but she repeated herself and when I looked up through the window, the sky flashed and the whole sky was illuminated, but there was no sound. It lasted for almost a second and it appeared that the eastern part of the sky was where the illumination’s origin was from. The light wasn't as bright as daytime illumination, but was a little dimmer, most closely resembling the lighting conditions found not quite at dusk, but around 5pm when the sky begins to dim. It looked exactly like sheet lightening but there was no sound of thunder and it illuminated the entire night sky. After this last flash, emergency vehicles sirens seemed to appear all around us, gradually moving east. This period of constant sirens lasted for between 5-10 minutes.
When I further asked her about the flash, she said that the first time she told me to look, there had been three flashes in quick succession, with the first two flashes having a shorter interval than the interval between the second and third. Three flashes again occurred after this, with a gap of around 15-30 seconds between the two sets. The flashes were again irregularly spaced according to her, but occurred very quickly. She said that I had seen the very last flash in the last sequence.
The flashes illuminated the entire night sky and for this reason other people on the road must have seen them. I'm curious as to if anyone has reported night sky flashes on April 27, 2007 to your establishment or if you know what could have caused these flashes. I would be very grateful if you could email me any information that you know or have on this subject as my girlfriend and I are very puzzled as to what could have caused this and why nothing about was reported in the media (we checked the following two days and found nothing).