|Occurred : 1/30/2010 08:40 (Entered as : 1/30/10 8:40)
Reported: 1/30/2010 10:33:40 AM 10:33
Location: Kennebunk Beach, ME
Duration:3 plus hours
|Tall white colum of extremely bright light appearing suddenly off Kennebunk beach
A tall extremely bright light appearing suddenly off Kennebunk Beach. To the naked eye it appeared to be one wide very tall column of bright light. With binoculars and through a telescope there were three large distinct but undulating round lights one on top of the other. At times the middle light would expand outward to the left (northeast) and would become milky and poorly organized. It appeared to remain stationary and then moved slowly toward Nubble Light and then moved back toward Kennebunk Beach then back again toward the Nubble Light where it remained until it disappeared. The Coast Guard thought it might be a tanker with halogen lights waiting to enter Portsmoutn Harbor. The strange thing was that because of the full moon and clear skies though we could clearly see the outline of the Nubble Lighthouse we were never able to see any outline of a ship even with binoculars or the telescope. The Coast Guard asked questioned that over and over again ! and kept me on the telephone for 10 minutes.