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Occurred : 8/10/2004 03:55 (Entered as : 08/10/2004 3:55)
Reported: 12/9/2011 9:13:59 AM 09:13
Posted: 12/12/2011
Location: Baghdad (Iraq),
Shape: Light
Duration:4 seconds
8/10/2004 0355 Extremely fast, regularly "winking" white light west to east direction. While west of Baghdad, Iraq.

I was stationed about 30 miles west of Baghdad, Iraq in 2004.

At about 0355 on August 10th, 2004 I went outside to cool off due to hot summer night. I've always been interested in aircraft and stars. I just happened to look overhead when I saw appear a one "winking" light travelling from west to east at a extremely high rate of speed.

I was 46 years old at this time; I have seen many nighttime objects over my life but nothing at all like this.

It appeared to be travelling several thousand mph. Very regular, rhythmic white "winking" light approx. 4 times per second. No breakup or scattering of artifact as with a falling meteor, space junk or satellite. No sound what so ever. It appeared to be extremely high however I was able to see it travel in a straight line for about a total of 4 seconds while it "winked" to the east.

Fully aware that I was in a active combat zone, this light, however, was vastly (understatement) faster than any combat jet know in! theater. At this time, I was a navy corpsman assigned with the USMC as well as a RN.

Summary: Very, very fast regular "winking" (approx. 4 x second) distinct white light west to east travel. No trail or contrail seen.