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Occurred : 3/14/2012 23:50 (Entered as : 03/14/12 23:50)
Reported: 3/14/2012 11:05:14 PM 23:05
Posted: 3/16/2012
Location: Monroe, NY
Shape: Flash
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.