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Sighting Reports 2005

Bright Light "Bright as Sun" Seen in Eastern Sky in Mid Afternoon
Photo of Bright Light Taken at About 3 PM PDT in the Eastern Sky.
Photo of Bright Light Taken at About 3 PM PDT in the Eastern Sky.

Date of Sighting: August, 2005 (Exact Date Unknown)
Time of Sighting: About 3 PM PDT
Date Reported: October 6, 2008
Duration of Sighting: Unknown
Location of Sighting: Imperial Beach, California (On Coast Few Miles S. of San Diego)
Latitude: 32.58 Degrees North
Longitude: 117.12 Degrees West
Number of Witnesses: One
Weather: Skies Appear to be Clear From the Photo.

Description: I live on the west coast, in Imperial Beach, California blocks from the beach. In all the 41 years I've lived here I have never experienced anything like this. In August of 2005 at about 3:00 PM I looked up towards the east and saw this blinding light. My first thought was wow that's brighter than the sun. Then I thought it is the sun. Then I realized that the sun doesn't set in the east, and during the summer the sun doesn't set until 6:30-7:00 PM. What could it be? I waited for the news to come on and only one station mentioned it. He said "we had quite a light show today, and it wasn't the sun." I'm dying to know what the HECK this was. Any feedback please !

Comments: The light in the above photo appears to be associated with a thunderstorm (or even possibly a fire.) However, the witness saw the bright light which reduces the chance that it would be due to a thunderstorm. Thunderstorms in this area are not a frequent occurrence. One problem with the photo is that it appears to be taken in the evening after sunset. This of course doesn't equate to the fact that the sighting occurred at 3 PM.

 

 

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