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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/17/1994 05:30 (Entered as : 05/17/1994 5:30)
Reported: 11/26/2019 12:29:13 PM 12:29
Posted: 12/1/2019
Location: Belmont (Canada), MB
Shape: Flash
Duration: 1 second
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There were electrical or magnetic effects
Sudden flash lights up evening sky above cornfields in rural Manitoba

Sudden flash lights up evening sky above cornfield just outside Belmont, Manitoba. I was alone at home at the time and was startled by the entire sky lighting up super bright for a split second and then going back to normal. This was a while back so I can't remember if this was the case exactly but I think I recall a boom-whoosh kind of sound that occurred at the same time of the flash. It wasn't lightning because there wasn't a cloud in the sky. All the power had gone out for about ten minutes before coming back on. I talked to my neighbors a mile down the road and they said their power also had gone out but they don't recall a flash.