|Occurred : 6/10/2006 00:45 (Entered as : 06/10/06 00:45)
Reported: 12/15/2008 4:52:15 PM 16:52
Location: Jackson, TN
|Night sky lights up entirely for brief moment then returns to normal with no explaination.
I was in the passenger side of a vehicle, parked to the side of a gravel road, in the middle of nowhere. The driver and I had been parked there for about 1 hour. It was shortly after midnight on a cloudless, moonlit, night. Directly outside the passenger window, about four feet away, a medium height, wire fence, ran parallel to the vehicle. Beyond the fence is an open meadow for about 150-200 yards and after that a distant treeline. There is a single tree, approximately 25 feet high, visible to me through the passenger window, about 50 feet ahead of the vehicle and 40 feet behind the fence.
I was looking out of the passenger window. Instantly, the entire world lit up, plain as day. all around. I could see everything, in bright color, as if the noon sun were shining. This may have lasted one second at the most. I don't remember if I could tell where the light came from as it happened, but afterward I could. It was like when someone takes your picture in a dark room. You have the after image of the flash in your eyes. You see purple and red and blue spots for a few seconds and then they're gone. Well, after the flash I could see a large after image, further into the field than the single tree, and higher in the sky. It lasted for about three seconds. The after image itself resembled a prismatic tear in open space, stretching about 45 feet in length, and about 30 feet off the ground. The image got smaller every second it lasted until it vanished all together.
There were no sparks, smoke, thunder, flames, heat, sound, electric equipment around, no power lines, no way to explain it away and it left no traces that I could see. It was not particularly scary, but it was definitely intense. As soon as we could gather our wits we left.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of the sighting is approximate. PD))