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Sighting Reports 2007

Couple See Large Flashing Light Moving Close to Ground

Map Showing Location of Sighting
Map of Showing Location of Sighting
(Overview Map Showing Location of Pilger, Nebraska)

Date of Sighting: July 25, 2007
Time of Sighting: 10:55 PM CDT
Date Sighting: Reported: July 26, 2007
Duration of Sighting: About 1 Minute
Location of Sighting: Near Pilger, Nebraska (South of Highway 275)
Latitude: 42.0 Degrees North
Longitude: 97.0 Degrees West
Number of Witnesses: Two
Number of Witnesses Interviewed: One
Weather: Clear Skies. Visibility 10 Miles.

Description (In Witness's Own Words): Listen to Clip Extract of Witness Interview (MP3)
On Wednesday night, July 25, 2007, my husband and I were traveling west on Highway 275 from Omaha to Norfolk. It was 10:55 PM when I noticed a large white flashing light close to the ground just a few miles east of Pilger, Nebraska. It flashed slowly and at every flash it had moved an incredible distance. I mentioned it to my husband when I first noticed it and he quickly glanced out his driver side window and saw it to his left. I continued to watch as it moved east behind us. Within seconds, it moved so far east I could only see it out of the rear window. The only light that could be that bright and large at ground level could be a train, however, no trains run anymore through this area of Nebraska and I do not believe there are any tracks to the south of Highway 275. I fly on commercial airplanes a great deal and therefore see other planes out my window at night and never have I witnessed a plane's lights this large or move this quickly. This light had to have been traveling as fast or faster than we were to have it get the distance it did in the amount of time it did. I experienced something similar around 30 years ago, when my married brother, who lived across the road from my parent's house, drove over around 10:00 PM one night announcing how he just witnessed a very bright light in his field. He, my mother and I jumped in his car and we followed it. This time too it headed east in the sky. My brother drove as fast as possible down the dirt road and there was no way we could keep up with its speed. I had never seen anything like it until the other night. That light, years ago, was approximately the same size light and height in the sky as the one I saw last night. I was in such awe of the sighting Wednesday night, that all I could think of was shirley someone else had to have seen that bright light just like we did, but how could I find out. I listened to the news today and nothing was said so I searched the web for possible reportings but found none. Hopefully someone else saw what we saw.

Investigator's Notes: The witness's husband was driving when the object (light) was sighted. Therefore she got a better look at it. She said that the light was low on the horizon to the south. The Light would flash, disappear and reappear in sequence. She at first likened the light to a train light, but no trains run in that area. The witness had a similar sighting about 30 years ago. I have verified that no trains run in the area where the light was sighted. Given details in the report I can't speculate on what was sighted. There is a small probability that the witness could have been fooled by car lights on a road to the south of Highway 275. The map above does show that a road does run south of Highway 275.

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