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Occurred : 5/12/2003 20:05 (Entered as : 05/12/03 20:05)
Reported: 5/12/2003 9:02:59 PM 21:02
Posted: 5/13/2003
Location: Daytona (South Daytona Beach), FL
Shape: Light
Duration: 1.5m
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There was an aura or haze around the object, The object emitted beams, There were electrical or magnetic effects
Light disperses in random pattern in Volusia County, Florida.

At approximately 9:05PM, Eastern Standard Time, I was driving my private vehicle down a side street next to where I am employed. I stopped for a red-light at the intersection of Dawson and Reed Canal Road. While the light was red, a pure beam of white light shone brightly into the night sky, tapering at the bottom, and flanging out at the top. The light went only a short distance into the sky and stopped. The light remained lit for 2 to 4 seconds, flickered shortly, and then dispersed in a random pattern. At that point in time, the car radio (including all of my pre-programmed channels) began playing a high pitched carrier tone sound (similar to a facsimile or modem handshake) on every channel. I picked up my cellular telephone, and the screen was scrambled, and there was NO signal. The traffic lights went out for a brief moment, and then flickered back and went into what seemed a boot-up cycle, going rapidly from green to yellow to red, back to yellow and then green. No one spoke of the incident, and life went on as usual.