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Occurred : 11/26/2015 20:00 (Entered as : 11/26/15 20:00)
Reported: 2/26/2017 8:15:25 PM 20:15
Posted: 3/10/2017
Location: Edmonton (Canada), AB
Shape: Light
Duration:1 second
Bright white light appeared at top of atmosphere then beamed straight down towards the earth in a split second.

I may have reported this incident already a couple of days after the event occurred, but since it's been 2 years since the event, I forget if I had reported it here or elsewhere. I'm reporting the sighting now even in the case I had reported it here 2 years ago, but forgotten that I had. I tried to report my sighting to several sources but not sure what source was the 'correct' or reliable one. What I had witnessed that day is still fresh in my mind, as if I had seen it just yesterday and I'm still baffled as to what it was (although I have kind of made up my mind that it was something other worldly).

On my way driving home from a evening dinner with my wife, we stopped at an intersection at a red light with no cars in front of us (front of the line) with very possibly no cars behind us and little or no cars going through the intersection. The sky was clear (no clouds) and dark (black sky). Then, as if a light switch had flipped on and in the corner of my eye, I noticed a bright white light very high in the sky and off in the distance. Then in an instant that light seemed to beam directly down towards the ground and did so very quickly and appeared to leave a trail of light as it moved to the ground. As quickly as the light appeared it had moved towards the earth and disappeared out of sight.

There was no sound that I had noticed with the light. It definitely was not a meteor or something as the way it moved was as if it was 'warp' speed (light really high up in the atmosphere then beamed straight downwards in a straight line towards the ground).

I had asked my wife if she had just seen that and she agreed that she did. It was something that was completely unexpected and left us both in wonder at what we had just witnessed. My mind immediately thought ufo or aliens but I did try to honestly think if it could of been a natural phenomena, but I couldn't think of anything natural that would match the description of what I had witnessed.