|Occurred : 6/27/2015 21:30 (Entered as : 06/27/2015 17:30)
Reported: 6/28/2015 9:00:49 AM 09:00
Location: Northern Allegheny County, PA
|Red flashes of light traveling NNW followed by an unlit helicopter at night.
9:30 PM on Saturday, June 27th, multiple flashes of light were seen in the skies above the northern townships of Allegheny County. Following the flashes of light, which were mostly of a reddish hue, were streaks of blue lightning. My wife and I, along with our 5 month old son, pulled over into a residential driveway off of Middle Road, Hampton Twp, to get a better view.
While waiting for more flashes, we were startled by a low flying helicopter with no lights! The helicopter was only visible through these 'flashes' which occured evey 5-10 seconds. It appeared that said helicopter was following the path of these 'flashes'.
Once the flashes went over the tree line, my wife pointed out that a friend on Facebook also mentioned them over Cranberry Twp, in the direction in which we were presently.
This evening was riddled with severe weather. Prompting both flood and tornado advisories. A tornado was even captured on film, which is extremeley rare for the area.
This is the second time I have experienced an event like this while living here. The first, was when I was 13, and noticed a ball of light morphing colors in the sky and dripping a liquid red substance.
((NUFORC Note: We have corrected the time above. PD))