|Occurred : 9/8/2007 23:30 (Entered as : 09/08/07 23:30)
Reported: 9/8/2007 11:50:00 PM 23:50
Location: Holly Springs, AR
|A very white flash, that moved quickly for a split second, then a stationary blue light and red light, right next to each other.
I live in East Camden, and we were on Highway 9, headed there from Sparkman (South). It was about 11:30 pm. I saw what looked like a shooting star in the sky, in front of us (it was in front, in the general direction toward which we were heading, slightly toward the right) and I immediately pointed it out to my 11 year old son who was in the back seat.
However, (and this all happened pretty quickly, driving around 65mph) as I continued to look where the shooting star was I noticed there was a blue light with a red light next to it right where I had seen the shooting star. I figured it was a plane. I kept my eye on it, though, and it didn’t move. We got closer and closer, until we were both looking up at it, and eventually driving under it. I slowed down a bit, to see if maybe it was moving, but it wasn’t. I didn’t slow down for long, though, because once I realized this thing wasn’t a plane I got out of there. The lights were in a cigar shape, right next to each other, both sort of elongated, if that makes sense – I say this so as not to give the impression that they were two dots next to each other. They were sort of like a bar, some blue to the left, red to the right. I didn’t get a good enough look to see if there was anything black behind them, or any other shapes.
I am a little freaked, as before posting I read two other recent reports from Arkansas where both descriptions sound a little similar to our experience. I definitely saw the white light, it made a flash, moved a bit (I figured shooting star?) then the defined blue and red lights. Again, it was stationary as we approached, stayed right where it was, and we passed under it, with it staying a little bit to the right of the car, high overhead.
I am a college graduate and an agnostic (rare for these parts) if that makes any difference. I’ve never seen anything like this before in my life.