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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/25/2005 22:15 (Entered as : 04/25/2005 22:15)
Reported: 4/26/2005 12:12:06 AM 00:12
Posted: 5/11/2005
Location: Whitecourt (Canada), AB
Shape: Flash
Duration: 3-4 mins
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
I took a minute to watch the star's before heading in for the night. Looking up to the east I noticed a satilite moveing across the sky form the north to south. As I watched it, it tracked a steady course and speed. The light reflecting from it was constant and even. It's size was about the same as that of a ball point pen, to the naked eye.

Then for about the duration of a second and a half ,the light increased in a perfect solid circle about 100 - 150% in size and brigthness.Then began to dim, and it's tragetory changed about 20- 30 degrees to the east I guess.

As I continued watching the light continued to dim till it was not visible anymore.The speed remained constant throughout this event except for the second and a half when the size and brightness changed.

((NUFORC Note: Probably not the flare from an Iridium satellite. The nearest was at 23:09 hrs. (local) on this date. PD))