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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/27/2011 02:40 (Entered as : 08/27/11 2:40)
Reported: 8/27/2011 10:38:29 AM 10:38
Posted: 10/10/2011
Location: Drake, MO
Shape: Flash
Duration: 20 sec
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
A bright flash or blink was observed in several locations in the night sky.

While photographing Jupiter around 2:40 AM, a bright "flash" was observed in the nearby sky. This semi-orange light did not move, but simply blinked brighter than a normal star and disappeared. The blink appeared again almost overhead, then after a second or two, appeared again about halfway back towards Jupiter. It blinked two more times, pausing about a second or two in between, and finally vanished for good. A review of the photos did not capture the lights as they were just off camera. Entire duration lasted less than 20 seconds. Movement was too far and too fast to be a firefly or a conventional aircraft.