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Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/21/2007 21:40 (Entered as : 10/21/07 21:40)
Reported: 10/21/2007 8:36:58 PM 20:36
Posted: 11/28/2007
Location: Hagerstown (near), MD
Shape: Flash
Duration:3-5 seconds
large white flash of light speeding across sky and disappeared within 3-5 seconds

At approximately 9:40 PM on Sunday October 21, 2007, I was driving in my car heading West on Interstate 70 in Washington County, Maryland.

Just before the Smithsburg exit, I noticed what I first thought was a large airplane very low in the sky.

There was a bright flash of light, the object seemed to be illuminated from the center outward. It was travelling at an extraordinary speed straight across the sky and then it vanished as if behind a cloud but the sky was clear. It was only visable for about 3-5 seconds.

My friend, a passenger in the front seat, asked, "Did you see that?" And we described the same thing to one another.

Worth mentioning: about 1-2 minutes prior to the sighting my satellite radio lost it's signal and stayed out for about 2 minutes. Right before the sighting the radio signal returned.