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Occurred : 7/3/2010 20:45 (Entered as : 07/03/10 20:45)
Reported: 7/7/2010 5:58:41 PM 17:58
Posted: 7/10/2010
Location: Poteau, OK
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes or longer
White Light Glimmering Correction*

I and another man were on top of Cavanal Hill it was about 8:45 P.M. and were there to shoot pictures of the Poteau, Oklahoma fireworks display.

While setting up for the fireworks display I was distracted by the other man saying is that a fire? At that time I arose and looked due southeast toward the Poteau Mountains where he had pointed. There was a white light glimmering from the top of the Poteau Mountains and stayed there for at least 5 minutes or more. We thought it was a fire on the mountain but soon discovered it was not producing smoke, the fireworks show started and we forgot all about it.

Today I was going through photos and remembered the light. Not sure what it was but know it was not a fire (lack of smoke) and not fireworks because it was there for so long. I tried taking a picture of it but the stratus clouds coming in would not allow me to focus it in, plus the light and Poteau Mountains had to be 10 miles away.