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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/8/2005 21:00 (Entered as : 03/08/2005 21:00)
Reported: 3/9/2005 8:20:03 AM 08:20
Posted: 5/11/2005
Location: Downieville, CA
Shape: Flash
Duration: 40 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Bright flash in the sky for 40 minutes, not moving.

At about 8:30 P.M. on 3-8-05 I observed a strob type flash in the southern sky at about 45 derees. My first thought was the object was an airplane. It flashed about every 40 seconds or so. There was not an exact time frame between each flash as the flashes varied in the timing. The object remained in the same spot for about 45 minutes. It appeared to be the size of a bright star. I could not see an object, just the bright flash. The sky was very clear at the time.

((NUFORC Note: We have received a number of similar reports, over recent months. PD))