Location of Sighting: Manhattan, Kansas
Date of Sighting: June 4, 2016
Time of Sighting: 1:25 AM CDT
Description: I went outside this Friday evening/Saturday morning just after a thunderstorm had rolled by. The stars were out in mass! It was a gorgeous sky! Clouds & lightning were quite distant in the southern sky at least a town or two away. As I continued looking south & a bit east, a flash of light emerged in the foreground, by the top of a tree. At first, I thought it to be a firefly, yet it wasn’t fly like one. There was no zigzagging, or lowering. Tt just appeared as a small, round flash of bright light, and then a second one absolutely aligned to the right of the first one appeared. They appeared, then disappeared.
As I turned to admire the western sky, filled with planets and constellations, a light emerged from behind a tree, moving north. This one was much higher in the atmosphere than the first two. The tiny light moved across the sky in a straight and northerly pattern: a blink of light, then out of sight; a blink of light, then out of sight, another blink, then nothing. It moved so fast! There was no sound with any of the light movement, which rapidly flitted across the sky, high as a plane might fly, or a comet, yet no continuous light, no color other than bright white light, as if a twinkling star was moving in and out of clouds. Yet there were no clouds in the west or north. It was fascinating and magical!Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will only be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory. Also the name that you list in the comment will be posted. Use abbreviations or aliases if you don't want your name listed.
Today I was sitting outside on my front porch. About 50 feet in the distance I saw a bright white light shoot upwards towards the sky in a diagonal, but directly straight line. It was a small beam of light resembling a small firework. It only lasted a brief second, but I heard a crack which led me to believe it was shot from a nearby cable (even though it started from the ground – I just wanted some sort of explanation). But there were no cables in sight. I quickly yelled to my mom who was watering the flowers. Then about 3 minutes later I saw lightening about 3/4 mile in the distance. I can’t scientifically explain what I saw, but it has left me dumbfounded.
You very well may have seen ball lightning. It is a strange phenomenon.
I also saw a bright light during broad daylight. It was way out of our atmosphere and it was not moving. I showed a friend who was with me at that time. We are definitely not alone.
HI: I BELIEVE WHAT YOU SAW BECAUSE I ALSO SAW THE FLASHING LIGHT. I AM IN SOUTH AFRICA. I NORMALLY SEE THE SATELLITES, BUT THIS WAS DIFFERENT. IT BLINKED IN INTERVALS OF 5 SECONDS APART AND WAS WAY OUT OF EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE. IT EVENTUALLY WENT SO FAR OUT THAT I COULDN’T SEE IT.