Sunday, January 15, 2006

How to cruise Area 51

This travel feature from the Boston Herald tells tourists how to cruise Area 51 in Nevada. The writer reports:
It was easy to spot Area 51. A bright light flooded the sky, blanking out the stars, illuminating the right side of my car and spooking a jackrabbit to run in front of it. I pulled over, climbed out of the car and watched as a few seconds later a bright orange glow emanated from ground silhouetting the mountain ridge, and a very intense whitish-yellow light hung in the sky and then slowly descended behind the ridge.

The event took me a little by surprise. I figured I was witnessing a parachute flare, but what caused the initial flash and orange glow remains a mystery to me.