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Occurred : 9/6/2005 21:00 (Entered as : 09/06/05 21:00)
Reported: 12/7/2009 2:54:53 PM 14:54
Posted: 12/12/2009
Location: McDonald Observatory, TX
Shape: Light
Duration:2 hours
Slowly flashing stationary whitish light observed by 75 witnesses observed during a star party over Mcdonald Observatory.

As I was volunteering at a star party for a half hour every group asked me to leave the 16" Meade and witness a immobile flashing light in the sky. Because of my duties at the telescope I did not leave until it became clear that this was a very unusual event.

I finally left the telescope and walked to the edge of the dome from where I could see the slowly flashing light in the sky through the dome opening slot. The light appeared to be about a mile away.

Everyone in my group of about 75 people saw the slowly flashing stationary light. For two hours everyone saw it.

When the star party ended I told the supervisor about it. Strangely no other group but mine reported seeing the whitish flashing light. The supervisor good naturedly said , "you saw a UFO".


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