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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/23/2008 21:20 (Entered as : 08/23/08 21:20)
Reported: 8/26/2008 3:44:40 PM 15:44
Posted: 10/31/2008
Location: Hickory, NC
Shape: Flash
Duration: 2 sec
Blue-Green Flash in the North Carolina Sky

My wife and I were driving on I-40 Eastbound between Hickory and Statesville about 9:20pm on Saturday evening, August 23rd, 2008 when we observed a very bright blue-green flash that lit up an entire cloud near the Eastern horizon and lasted approximately 2 seconds. There was only the one flash. The cloud was a fairly large one, appearing to cover approximately 1/10 of our front windshield's field of view. The "aqua" colored light lit the cloud uniformly. (No brighter spot/spots within the cloud) I did not see a streak in the sky like a meteorite, and there were no thunderstorms in the area, but it did appear to light the cloud from the inside and did not impact the other clouds in the sky.