Description: My husband and I were watching TV at 12:15 AM on Nov 30th, 2014 when we noticed that the lights in our home started dimming slowly. My husband thought that he saw lightning outside towards the mountains to the NW. He went out on our upper deck to see. He started calling me to come outside immediately. I went out and observed bright lights flashing all around us in all directions. They were pulsating one color after another. They were red, then green, then blue, orange, and purple. There was a humming noise that seemed to pulse along with the lights. This went on for several minutes and then turned a solid bright florescent green all around us. Our electricity went out all over our area for two and a half days thereafter. Imagine the Northern Lights times a thousand, plus the loud noise accompanying it. I have the lights on my tablet for several seconds before my battery went dead. There are several videos that were taken at that time by the locals here. Whatever we saw that night was definitely not coming from the ground up. I have more details if you are interested in hearing them.
Response of Witness to Investigator Questions: William, Thank you for such a quick response to my report. We really didn’t know who we could tell our sighting to. I don’t have photos. I just have several seconds of video on my Samsung tablet. The power company (Rocky Mountain Power) said that they had several transformers go out at the time which explained our power loss. The transformers blew out only AFTER the lights in the sky had stopped. My Dentist lives right above the power plant, and stated to me that the transformers blew up all at the same time after the sky had completely cleared. Every person who saw these lights and sounds felt that we were being attacked in some way from above. In my video, you can hear my apprehension and fear at the time of the lights. The lights were continuous all around us, and were NOT small blinking lights. Several others have videos of the event, but I don’t know if they want to share them. I have one friend who said that they would share their video with me. I will forward it to you when he sends it to me. He is not here right now, but will return shortly. If you want to talk to my Dentist, I will ask her if she’ll talk with you. She is a very reliable witness to the whole event on Nov 30th, 2014. When I called the power company to see what caused the power outage, the woman at customer support told me that she had been working at her position for many years, and that this was the very first time that all the transformers blew at the same time. She stated that it had happened at the same time in several other smaller communities as well. Also it was never mentioned on any of our local news stations here in SE Idaho. Every person who witnessed this strange occurrence that I talked to, had the same feelings of impending global devastation. Thank you letting me finally tell someone outside of our community what we witnessed that night.
Information Received from Witness on January 18, 2014: Hello again. I’m trying to gather more contacts for you as to the incident in the sky on 11/30/2014. I talked to another witness yesterday who also saw the lights from a lower elevation near Lava Hot Springs. This person is a Fireman, EMT and Rancher. He is quite credible and well respected in our community. Many other people from our area also witnessed the lights that night as I’m told when I go to town. I tried to send the video to you, but instead something went wrong and my tablet deleted it. I’m very disappointed that this has happened. This is a new tablet, and I’m not much of a computer person. I now have to ask someone with a PC retrieve it for me. As soon as it’s retrieved, I will send it to you from the PC. I will continue to try and get other videos for you to observe. The lights were videotaped as far as Montpelier, Idaho as well. I will keep in touch. Thank you for your interest. By the way, Dr Richard O’Conner’s comment was very well received and we thank him for his interest in our sighting.
Note: Doppler weather radar for nearby Pocatello, ID shows that rain showers were in the area at the time of the sighting. However, the surface temperatures were in the upper 30’s. These temperatures are not normally conducive to thunderstorm activity. However, thunderstorms cannot be ruled out. I don’t believe that a thunderstorm would cause as extensive of an outage that was noted by the witness.
Update – January 18, 2015: An article in the East Idaho News talks about the power outage in Eastern Idaho. As of Dec. 4, 2014 there were still nearly 49,000 customers without power. No date was listed for when the outage started:
(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — Rocky Mountain Power customers continue to be without power. As of 8:30am this morning there were 48,806 customers in the dark. The Utility is saying the outage extends from Rexburg to Shelley. It has been determined the outage was at its Blackfoot substation. They are calling it an Energy Emergency Interruption. Crews have been dispatched to fix the problem. Also around 2-thousand Fall River Electric customers in Jefferson and Madison counties do not have power. That failure is at their Ririe and Rexburg substations and is tied to the Rocky Mountain failure. Rocky Mountain Power has not given a time for complete restoration.