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Occurred : 8/4/2005 03:30 (Entered as : 08/04/2005 03:30)
Reported: 8/20/2005 5:49:53 PM 17:49
Posted: 9/2/2005
Location: Honolulu, HI
Shape: Flash
Duration:1 to 2 seconds
The Halogen bright flash appeared in the skies over Kaena point Oahu at about 0330 hrs. around 4 August 2005.

This was the early morning(wee hours of night)the evening before there were to be a bunch fo asteroids or shooting stars as I had heard on the radio the day after the event. I was out at Kalae-loa Harbor (locally called Cambell)night fishing for Papio etc...while squatting next to my dunking pole, I was fishing with a small bamboo pole to try to catch live bait(small goatfish or whatever i could...at the same time i was looing toward my left and up at the tip of my big dunking pole to see if it was bending. While looking up at my dunking pole, I saw a giggantic flash towards west side of island that seeme to be over Kaena point area. It was like the sky opened up and a bright flash much brighter and intense than halogen came out, but the flash moved from right to left in the pattern of the shape of a weak or lazy letter n. kind of like an eyelid shape, like a small hill icon shape. The thing that made it unusual besides the brightness and movement, was that it wasn't tiny like the hundreds of shooting stars we have seen siince childhood, a shooting star looks comparitively like looking at a small grain of rice in the distance, this flash that I saw was like looing at a D-battery or like if I was looking up from the inside of an old stlye overhead projector(flat glass drawing area) as a teacher dragged a piece of thick chalk maybe 2 inches long sideways across the whiteboard drawing area of the projector in the shape of a upper eyelid or letter n. I just happened to be looking up at the time this occurred and I immediately looked over about 60 feet to the other guy who was fishing by hisself to see if he saw it, but he was looking at his poles in the water. This other guy was to my right alongside the boat-ramp section of the shoreline there. Anyway, I went over to him and asked if he had saw that flash and he said he didn't but that he had saw a similar flash about 2 times before but a little more inland towards the sky over the Waianae Mountain side. Needless to say, we talked from that point on about what the hell is out there, and I kept saying I would call the morning talk show to see if anyone else had saw that flash in the sky (eerie), but instead I just telephoned my best friend here and told him what I had saw. (If you had any other or similar observations that night contact me by e-mail or phone)


((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of incident is approximate. PD))

((NUFORC Note: If the date and time indicated are correct, the flash could not have been the flare from an Iridium satellite. The only flare seen on 04AU05 was at 05:38 hrs. Please see information below, provided by <www.heavens-above.com> PD))

03 Aug 19:38:34 -3 33° 348° (NNW) 13.3 km (E) -7 Iridium 64
04 Aug 05:38:53 -1 26° 25° (NNE) 40.9 km (W) -6 Iridium 17
04 Aug 19:32:24 -1 35° 348° (NNW) 23.9 km (E) -7 Iridium 67