it was halloween night about 1988, the night was dark, no moon or stars, the air was still. i had driven around the corner to my grandparents house about 8 pm with my 5 year old son in the back set, as i turned in the driveway i just happened to look to my right, at about 500 yards away maybe 300 feet above the ground i seen a flash of white light going up, it was like standing in a dark hallway and a door of a lighted room had opened and shut. immediately after that from the same point was a uniform cascade of balls of light that fanned out as they went to the ground, and about 10 feet from the ground everything disappeared . the second light was different than the first, it had substance, as the balls went down they left a wake of light behind them like boats in the water, the wakes crossed over, it was like one behind the other because they didn’t get messed up, they stayed uniform. i know exactly where it occurred, there is a patch of grass in the field where the soil is to shallow to till, close to the ground it lit up the patch. 30-31 days later just before sunrise going east with clear skies i was driving, and as i slowed down for a stop sign, i looked to my left and it was 18 inches from me, coming from behind horizontally but on a small scale/ size. i didn't see the initial flash of light this time, it was literally like a flash bulb, but the balls and pattern was the same. my eyes were like a flash bulb had went off in my face. when i stopped, i got out to look at the vehicle, didn’t see anything on it and i had just crested a hill and nothing but open fields behind. both times it seemed like it was there because i looked. you never see a picture of an auto collision as it occurs, this seemed like it did. my first though was lightning, but then i realized lightning doesn't do that.