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Occurred : 2/26/2012 20:45 (Entered as : 2/26/2012 20:45)
Reported: 2/28/2012 1:54:07 AM 01:54
Posted: 3/13/2012
Location: Rio, WV
Shape: Flash
Duration:1 and 1/2 hour
Strange flash of light once every four minutes in distant space west of orions belt

Me and my brother were playing with his telescope when he started to focus on orions belt, at that time i was gazing at orion waiting on him to get focused when suddenly i see a very very very distant flash/strobe of light to the east of orions belt. it starteled me because it was somthing like ive never seen before. i asked my brother if he seen it and he said no, i explained it to him and continued watching where i had seen it when a few minutes later another single strobe of light. He missed it again and finally i had him watch with me. he missed it a third time and then on the fourth time he seen it and we both had chills going down our spines as it made no sense as to what the hell it could be. we saw it another time before grabbing his cell phone and using the stop watch to see if we could time it. We learned that every four minutes ON THE DOT it would flash out a single strobe which looked like a very bright star being turned on then off quickly. we r! an and got my father and other brother. they came out and missed it twice then the third time seen and and neither could come up with an explanation. My father who has watch the night sky for over 40 years was baffled. it continued to flash once every four minutes for atleast an hour and half . at first we thought it was moving away from the direction of orion then we realized that orion was moving out of our view due to earths rotation and that the light was remaining in the same spot, meaning it could not be a star or sattelite. finally the light flashed no more and i havent seen it since. if someone at the website has any ideas as to what the hell this could have been please explain. i have seen a UFO last year and had 3 witnesses then, but i have not seen anything like this ever in my life and whatever this was had to be further away than our sun.