Friday, January 13, 2012

Peculiar Vertical Bright Orange Beam Of Light In The Sky Over Edmonton Alberta

Date:  January 11, 2012
Time:  Approx: 11:15 p.m.
Vike Factor Note: This strange occurrence was seen by another person who filed a report on the sighting: Vertical Orange Beam Of Light Seen From Edmonton Alberta”
Hello Brian, this week on Wednesday January 11th, 2012 I witnessed a very peculiar orange beam of light in the sky. At about a 11:15 p.m. a few friends and myself were driving back home from west Edmonton Mall, when my girlfriend in the passenger seat excitedly pointed something out.
When I looked into the sky, I saw a large beam of very bright orange light pointing nearly vertically into the sky. At first I thought It was an illusion of one of the lights on the road reflecting off the car window, as the light had the same vibrant orange glow, but as we drove it didn't seem to move from it's place, and would slightly dim and then grow bright again.
We watched it the whole way home, and then I stood on my back deck at my home and watched until either it faded out too much to see, or the city lights and haze in the distance blocked it out. I wasn't able to see it any longer by 11:45 p.m.
It was the strangest thing, I've ever seen a light like that in the sky before, and I do quite a bit of star watching. It seemed to have no origin, the beam of light wasn't coming from the ground up, it was just a small streak in the sky. 
I really had hoped others aside from us in the car had seen this, and was fortunate enough to find your blog with the entry of the couple witnessing the same thing on the same night. I left a comment, but decided I should contact you with my whole sighting anyways. Thanks.
If you have seen anything like this in the same area please be kind enough to contact Brian Vike at: with the details of your sighting. All personal information is kept confidential.

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  1. We saw it too in downtown Edmonton and texted our friend to look too. We got video and photos as well but I don't think they turned out very well. We thought maybe it was a single northern light, but it didn't wave, just pulsated. At first it was very bright red, then slowly faded into bright orange, then faded away in time.

  2. In Butler, PA around 12:45 A.M. a couple of tuesday ago I went outside of my workplace to warm my car up and on the way back into the building I noticed the clouds just over a treeline facing southeast were lit up bright orange! I ran back into the building and told my friend she had to go outside and look up in that direction and when she did the light was red fading into a pinkish color then the sky was dark again! I also overheard a friend of mine at the bar describe seeing the same thing around the same time about 4 miles from where I work but he said it was south west where he saw it in the sky. My girlfriend also saw this same light a couple of nights ago

  3. Any insight on this? We saw something similar in Hamilton, ON this evening.