A Phoenix Fox 10 reporter for was in the middle of a traffic report when the a bright white explosion of light suddenly appeared in the distance behind her.
The strange blast was caught on tape and aired live during Andrea Robinson’s report, illuminating the sky for a split second.
News station employees initially thought the impressive explosion may have been a transformer.
But when FOX 10 checked with local utility providers APS and Salt River Project, they were told no transformers had blown in the area.
Officials in Phoenix have been left stumped by the incident.
And while the sudden bright explosion of light remains a mystery, it comes just days before the 15th anniversary of a famous UFO sighting in the city.
On March 13, 1997, a cluster of glowing orbs moving in a V-shaped formation was spotted in the skies above Phoenix, reports Yahoo News.
The light formation, which was also caught on film and is known as the ‘Phoenix Lights’, has analyzed and debated ever since.
The lights were reported to have reappeared again in 2007 and 2008, but these events were quickly explained.
The earlier sighting was attributed to military flares dropped by fighter aircraft at Luke Air Force Base and the 2008 incident was caused by flares attached to helium balloons released by a civilian.
FOX 10 has called on the public to get in touch with possible explanations for the sudden explosion.
Is this a new Phoenix lights episode? Seen as far away as Nevada and Colorado, This event has now received extensive attention.
Occurring early Wednesday evening (September 14) and continuing through the night, was a two anomaly event:
The first event was witnessed as an orange dot streaking across the sky that looks almost like horizontal lightning but different enough to know that it is definitely something else. The dot hovered over onlookers for a short time and then vanished.
Approx 40 minutes passed before the second anomaly appeared The second is an intense glowing light that some are thinking is a meteor. Witness Brien McElhatten described the UFO to ABC news as a horizontal “roman candle” with “smaller pieces falling off of it” as it moved. The brightly lit object was easily visible in the sky. One onlooker described as a “massive green ball, shooting through the sky with a big white tail”.
The Phoenix sheriffs office has been swamped with calls and the glowing anomaly even has NASA and the National Weather Service baffled at the moment.