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Occurred : 9/17/2010 20:45 (Entered as : 9/17/10 20:45)
Reported: 9/18/2010 5:07:18 AM 05:07
Posted: 11/21/2010
Location: Louisville, KY
Shape: Flash
Duration:1 sec
A smear of bright multi-colored lights in the sky, lasting for only an instant.

I stepped out of my car and saw a flash of light above the roofline of my neighbor's house. At first I believed someone had set off a firework display, but immediately realized something was odd about it. For one, there was no sound at all, no pop or boom that would accompany a firework going off. Also it lasted only a split second and it was very condensed. It did not expand and then slowly fade out as a firework would. This was simply there and then it was gone as if it winked out or it was moving very fast. I only saw it for literally a second, but i remember there were multiple bright colors of lights. I would describe it as a smear in the sky of bright pink, green, blue, maybe others. Individual points of colored lights of various brightness. I just kind of stood there a few moments waiting to see if i could see it again. I got in and out of the car a couple times to make sure i wasn't just seeing a reflection or something. The sky was clear and there w! as no lightning or any weather effect that I could determine.

I realize a split second sighting is essentially useless, unless somebody else happened to see something odd last night, but whatever it was, it struck me as odd.