|Occurred : 10/17/2010 18:40 (Entered as : 10/17/10 18:40)
Reported: 10/21/2010 7:02:48 AM 07:02
Location: Nazareth, PA
|Hovering / Pulsing Blue light observed by 2 busses of students and adults
While traveling home with a marching band from a competition in New Jersey, 2 entire buses of students, parents and staff witnessed something we are having difficulty in explaining.
It was Sunday evening October 17, 2010 at approximately 6:40 pm. The skies were predominantly clear and the sun had set, but the skies were not completely dark. By the end of the encounter a few short minutes later, the skies were dark.
The buses had exited I-78 and just south of Nazareth, PA were turning left from Country Club Road onto Newburg Road, when an adult noticed a vibrant blue light out the left (drivers side) windows of the bus. This light was far brighter than any of the stars which were visible. As the bus made the left onto Newburg Road, the blue light was now out the right (passenger side) of the bus. The light was now just above the tree line and was completely stationary. We observed it for what seemed like an eternity, but in reality was only a few minutes. During this time, several noted a “pulsing” twice from this light. It then disappeared as though someone turned off a light switch. I personally notice a very faint diagonal white line (vapor trail??) which quickly disappeared, but I am not sure if anyone else noticed this. A few seconds later, the blue light reappeared in the exact same location, but now was bigger.
While I only noticed what I thought to be more “pulsing” some of the students (with better vision than me) said it appeared to briefly divide into 3 lights which rotated and expanded outward slightly and then returned. Others seemed to notice a reddish hue to the right side of the light, but I personally did not see these features. Since the windows were closed, no sounds could be reported.
Since the buses did not stop, within a few minutes we lost sight of the light out of the back of the bus. It was clearly in our field of view well after we crossed rt. 191.
All of the adults on the bus continued to search for rational explanations. We decided to not say anything to the second bus to test the consistency of our story. Immediately upon exiting the second bus, the students from bus 2 eagerly asked us if we saw the blue light. They proceeded to validate the identical story.
Several photos were taken from cell phones, but since the buses continued their journey without slowing, these images are slightly blurry.