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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/4/1999 23:30 (Entered as : 07/04/99 23:30)
Reported: 7/6/1999 08:39
Posted: 7/14/1999
Location: Fort Bidwell, CA
Shape: Light
Duration: 10 Minutes
Characteristics: The object left a trail
Witnessed two light sorces while camping

We were camping in Northern Washoe, watching the stars and pointing out satelites. I turned to look at the Big Dipper when I saw an incredibly bright pure white light - when I told our buddies to look, it faded away, then suddenly it flashed on again, it did this a couple times, while traveling slowly by the dipper's edge. Then we saw another object off to the right of the orignial, completely still, that gave off an blinding bright flash, three times. It was so unbelievably bright, we just stood there completely dumbfounded! The original object, now faded, then gave one last flash, which appeared to be triangular in shape. They both then just seemed to fade away. After about 10 minutes later, we saw one of the objects moving from North to South, giving two flashes then dissapeaing again. In comparison to several satelites we watched that night, these were bigger and much brighter. They moved slowly, and seemed to have stopped. The flashes were uncomparable to anything I have ever seen.