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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/27/2004 22:20 (Entered as : 27/08/04 22:20)
Reported: 8/27/2004 4:00:09 PM 16:00
Posted: 9/1/2004
Location: Newcastle/Alwick (between) (UK/England),
Shape: Flash
Duration: 20 minutes
Characteristics: The object left a trail
very quick flashes and streaks seen to north during journey between newcastle and alnwick, england

driving home, heading north at time stated, saw flash in north north east, assumed it to be optical illusion or reflection (dark at time, sky clear, almost full moon, stars showing, maximum visibility). Few minutes later, saw streak, approx half second duration, 1degree of arc across sky, white trail, red source. minutes later, flash in same area of sky followed by repeated flashes and trails over next 20 minutes. (winds 20 to 30 mph at time). By my own judgement, as experienced shooting star observer, streaks were to short and quick to be obvious shooting stars and flashes (tinged red) were about as bright as brightest stars visible. (no alcohol consumed before incident, returning from work lol), also, incidents occured in no known flightpath area (cannot concent to return collect call as overseas but e-mail correspondence fine.