|Occurred : 5/28/2021 16:40 (Entered as : 05/28/21 16:40)
Reported: 5/29/2021 9:08:54 PM 21:08
Location: Riverdale, NJ
|yesterday, I witnessed an orb of light descending near Riverdale, New Jersey.
Yesterday at approximately 4:40 pm I was traveling northwards on Interstate 287 in Morris County, New Jersey. Low-hanging storm clouds covered the entire expanse of the sky, but no rain or lightning was evident. I must have been approaching mile marker 50, when a bright light appeared in the storm clouds directly ahead of me, brightening––for a moment––the clouds immediately surrounding its source.
The source of the light soon emerged from the cloud covering: it was a glowing orb which I saw descending to earth in a straight path. Within seconds, it had disappeared from view behind a hill. By my estimate, it must have made impact no more than a mile from my vehicle. Numerous others must have witnessed the event as well, as the highway was heavily trafficked. I am inclined to believe that I witnessed a rare instance of ball lightning. Nevertheless, I am still reporting the event in the hope that others may also share their stories and that a more detailed picture may emerge.