Occurred: 2006-09-20 23:04 Local
Reported: 2006-09-21 11:53 Pacific
Duration: A few seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: La Motte, IA, USA

Shape: Flash

Wierd flash of light

At approx. 11:04 P.M. last night (Sep. 20 2006) I went outside to have a cigarette. My golden retriever Mia came out with me. I'm somewhat of a stargazer, I've seen odd things in the sky before but nothing worth reporting. I satellite watch as a hobby, so I know what is an unusual object in the sky. It was a beautiful night, with no clouds. Suddenly to the W-NW I saw a brilliant flash of light. It was way too cold to be lightning. My dog immediatly reacted, and bolted back to the house. I could tell she was frightened. It only lit up the western sky, not the whole sky like how lighting does. I lasted only a few seconds, but long enough to freak me and my dog out.

Posted 2006-10-30

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