posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 06:27 AM
Most will probably say what I am about to describe was lightning and to be fair all the signs were there that it could had been but it is unlike any
lightning I have ever witnessed and covered at least 30 mile radius.
Bear with me as I set the stage.
I awoke this morning with my 11 month old son nustling into my neck, I looked over at the clock and it was 3am EST. Apparently, he awoke in the middle
of the night and his momma carried him to bed with us, most likely to nurse him and fell back to sleep. I tried to get a few more minutes of sleep, my
alarm is set for 3:30am but the boy kept tossing and turning, so I got up shut off my alarm and went to make some coffee.
Afterwards, I turned on the hall light so I could see in the bedroom to find my work clothes and hopefully not wake anyone up. I walked into the room
and saw Rebecca's eyes open looking at me.
"Good Morning", I said
Her voice cracked,"Morning"
"Did you make coffee?"
She looked at me for a second,"That is the last of it?"
I grabbed my clothes, turned off the hall light and walked into the den to get dressed, the shade on the window was up so I pulled it closed, even
though we are in the middle of the country and no one is around I still can't shake my city boy ways.
About five minutes later I could hear her walking down the hallway, I guess the thought of there being only one pot left prevented her from going back
to sleep, which she usually does in the morning, and she walked to the kitchen to make her a cup. I walked in behind her and she was making us both a
cup. She handed me my cup and started towards the den. I followed her and we both sat and talked a bit before I left for my hour long trip to work.
I walked out the door around fourish, it was really mild outside and cloudy as I couldn't see any stars, I started driving to work like I do every
morning. About twenty minutes into my drive, just as I passed Elizabethtown and was driving up a small hill approaching the crest of a larger hill
going down, for less than a second the entire sky and ground lit up from left to right, tree line to tree line. I spoke outloud to myself,"What the
eff was that?". Maybe I have been hanging out at ATS to long because my mind really started wondering. It was like a camera flash on a massive scale,
no thunder, no boom. Everything just lit up and went dark again.
Directly after that I get a text on my phone,
"Bright flash outside the window got up to see and nothing no car or anything ... crazy"
I replied,"I saw it in Etown, no idea what that was, was bright as day for less then a second, weird"
I texted."Maybe it was lightning?"
Although I was doubtful, I have never seen lightning that bright and make no noise, usually when you see it that bright you are close to the strike
and hear a terrific boom, I was even more skeptical because she saw it 20 some odd miles away from where I was on the other side of Elizabethtown, she
is about seven minutes away on the other side from were Abraham Lincoln was born.
"Lightning, don't work like that"
She has lived in the country all her life, I couldn't get her to move to the city ...
"I wouldn't had got my butt up to look out the window if it even looked the slightest bit like lightning"
I asked,"Was the shade still closed?"
"Yea, I seen the light evenly all around the shade as it lit up."
"Nope, was like a super bright camera flash right outside the window"
I then drove another ten miles and stopped at a Pilot station in Lebanon Junction to get more coffee, I didnt bring any since we was out at home. I
saw a guy outside in an orange vest collecting garbage from the pumps, I couldn't help myself but to ask him.
"Hey, How you doing? Did you by any chance see a bright flash in the sky about ten or so minutes ago?"
"Yea, I did ... I figured it was lightning"
"That is weird, I saw the same thing in Etown and my girl saw it too 30 miles away from here"
"Hmm, that is weird, I thought it was lightning but maybe it was one of them there meteors again?"
I thanked him for the information and went in to get some coffee and then got back on the interstate. I drove another 12 miles on the interstate and
started hitting sprinkles and saw my first arc of lightning which appeared to be over Louisville but was no where near as bright.
I texted Rebecca,"I just saw lightning"
She texted back,"I didn't"
The closer I got to Louisville the heavier the rain got and I saw another lightning strike but again it was nothing like the intense light we all saw
I got to work and was going to ask anyone else if they had seen it but I saw no one around as I was going back to my area, so I came up to my office
and wrote out what happened instead but am probably going to hit the floor and ask around.