|Occurred : 3/14/2012 23:50 (Entered as : 03/14/12 23:50)
Reported: 3/14/2012 11:05:14 PM 23:05
Location: Monroe, NY
Duration:2 to 5 seconds
|Ball of light flashing over Monroe, NY
While driving down Rt 6 Harriman mountain into Monroe a bright spherical flash was observed in the northwestern sky. To my eyes it seemed like what I would imagine ball lightning to look like but the passenger in my car (I was driving) saw more detail.
He said he saw the light emerge from behind a cloud before it exploded into into a bright white sphere. He also perceived a bluish color to the light before it exploded.
I don't think the duration of the sighting could have been longer than a few seconds. We kept our eyes glued to the sky and saw no signs of any plane or helicopter.
We were near an auxiliary West Point Military site.