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Occurred : 7/24/2015 05:05 (Entered as : 07/24/15 5:05)
Reported: 7/26/2015 3:23:26 AM 03:23
Posted: 7/31/2015
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Shape: Other
Duration:1 second
Bright white light opened like hand-fan, violently collapsed on itself

At about 5:05 am on the morning of Friday, July 24, 2015, I witnessed something in the sky in the city of Milwaukee, as I was on my balcony looking west across the Milwaukee River. There was an incredible white light that resembled a hand-fan that was opening and then quickly and violently collapsed. The light did not brighten the sky as a whole, just a remote area that was about double the size of a typical full moon. I would guess I witnessed the light at about 35* above the western horizon and my best estimate for direction would be a straight line from about the Hoan bridge towards Potawatomi Casino.

The occurrence lasting about a second, left me humbled and dumbfounded. I have since been feverishly trying to identify an explanation for the event, but nothing I have found with internet searches or recall from a college-level introduction astronomy course I took years back have helped me make any sense of the incident.

The light collapsing on itself reminded me of television depictions of travel between dimensions I suppose. I cannot say that there isn’t a natural explanation, but it did appear that the light was flat on the bottom (and rounded on the top as it “fanned-out”).

Whatever it was that I saw has left quite an impression on me, and I’m certain the awesomeness cannot be fully explained with words.