|Occurred : 3/13/2010 18:00 (Entered as : 03/13/10 18:00)
Reported: 3/31/2010 11:39:06 AM 11:39
Location: New York City (Staten Island), NY
|Strange lights during storm in staten island
I currently live on staten island and have an apartment along the water with a view of brooklyn on my left and the verrazanno bridge front and center and some of the rest of the island on my right. On march 13th the weather was extremely horrible and it seemed as if staten island was in the middle of a hurricane. Heavy objects were being tossed about by the strong winds and it was very dangerous to be traveling as almost all traffic lights were malfunctioning due to the weather. It was about six o'clock in the evening as i started to cook when i heard a great noise out on my balcony. I walked over and saw my heavy metal and glass furniture being lifted and tossed about like newspaper but i looked over toward my right and saw bright flashes of lights almost like fire over toward a heavily wooded area. My first thought was a fire must have started over there but the way the bright lights were lighting up only that part of the sky seemed weird to me. It seemed as if something on the ground over in that direction was projecting a light towards the sky in a cone shape not a natural shape as if it was a fire. Yet the lights kinda flickered like a fire with orange, pink, white and yellow colors. This lasted for about fifteen minutes. I was stuck in place and suddenly i saw a round object shoot directly up from the spot that the lights were coming from into what seemed like clouds or fog. At that same moment all the lights sort of sucked into the sky where the object disappeared and then total darkness as if no light were ever over there. Seconds later a bright blue/green light flashed in the area of the sky where the object and the lights disappeared and the blue/green color lingered for a few seconds and sort of drifted off into the clouds or fog. I was still standing there trying to understand what i saw or was seeing when about ten minutes later a flash of lightning came pretty close to my apartment and kinda woke me up out of my trance of thinking and made me look up and the same blue/green! color w as now right above me in the sky and in a flash disappeared. Ive been checking the internet ever since and have yet to find anyone who saw anything from that stormy saturday night.
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