This article was published in the daily newspaper the Trinidad and Tobago Express on October 8, 2004.
Strange red light in sky
An unidentified flying object (UFO) or a divine sign were just two of the explanations residents of South Trinidad were discussing last night speculating after a mysterious red beam of light appeared in the sky.
The vertical red line, according to some eyewitnesses, was noticed shortly after nightfall. Residents in Barrackpore and Penal reported the sighting to the Express.
One caller from Scotts Road, Penal, was convinced that 'something red was falling from the sky.'"
Other reports suggested that the 'light' appeared to be suspended and remained in a particular position, although it appeared to be wavering in intensity at times.
As word of 'the light' spread, many residents came out of their houses to stare up into the cloudy night sky, hoping to see it.
The image disappeared shortly after 7 p.m.