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Occurred : 3/19/2008 03:52 (Entered as : 03/19/08 03:52)
Reported: 3/19/2008 10:03:57 AM 10:03
Posted: 3/31/2008
Location: San Francisco, CA
Duration:20 seconds
Long and short flashes of bright yellow/orange in San Francisco southwest sky on 3/19/08.

In the early morning hours of 03/19/08 I just finished a brief trip to the restroom and was returning to bed when I noticed a bright flash of yellow from the window. I walked closer to look and saw several smaller, quicker flashes of the same color in the southwestern sky over the ocean.

The light was of such an unusual color that I was concerned, and having served active duty in the Air Force, I considered the rate at which the quick flashes occurred to either be weapons fire or a lightening storm. I’ve seen several lightening storms, and they were never of this bright yellow/orange color. My gut felt it was weapons fire of some type, and a sense of dread had me grabbing my dogs and running under the covers. I don’t scare easily, but I was scared.

I told myself I must be wrong, overreacting, or half-asleep, and that I would see on the news in the morning that it was simply lightening. No such incident was reported on the morning news, and nothing found on an internet search.

I know what I saw, and had to tell the truth in case somebody else noticed it or knows what it was and could explain it to me.