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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/9/2000 02:30 (Entered as : 09/09/00 02:30)
Reported: 9/17/2000 00:38
Posted: 9/17/2000
Location: Reading, PA
Shape: Flash
Duration: 5 seconds
Bright blue-green flash lights up early morning sky like dayllight.

I was sitting on the front porch of my home. The exact time was around 2:30 or 3:30am. There was a brilliant blue-green flash that lasted about 5 seconds. I thought a power transformer blew up - but there was no sound. On the National Police frequency I heard different departments talking about the flash also. Some departments I heard talk about the flash were from nearby counties. The flash was so bright it lit up the whole area like daytime. I've seen meteors/fireballs before, but none lit up the area like whatever caused this flash. I work as shift leader at a local factory. I'm an Amateur radio operator and radio communications is my hobby. I scanned the local aircraft frequencies, but there was no traffic in the area at the time of the flash. I didn't notice any radio interference on any of the VHF/UHF frequencies I was scanning at the time of the flash.

((NUFORC Note: Several other reports of this event at 0330 hrs. on Saturday, 09SE00. Several individuals were adamant in stating that the brightly lighted object stopped and hovered for at least a few seconds. PD))