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Occurred : 9/20/2006 23:04 (Entered as : 09/20/06 23:04)
Reported: 9/21/2006 11:53:28 AM 11:53
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: La Motte, IA
Shape: Flash
Duration:A few seconds
Wierd flash of light

At approx. 11:04 P.M. last night (Sep. 20 2006) I went outside to have a cigarette. My golden retriever Mia came out with me. I'm somewhat of a stargazer, I've seen odd things in the sky before but nothing worth reporting. I satellite watch as a hobby, so I know what is an unusual object in the sky. It was a beautiful night, with no clouds. Suddenly to the W-NW I saw a brilliant flash of light. It was way too cold to be lightning. My dog immediatly reacted, and bolted back to the house. I could tell she was frightened. It only lit up the western sky, not the whole sky like how lighting does. I lasted only a few seconds, but long enough to freak me and my dog out.