Location of Sighting: Chico, California
Date of Sighting: March 28, 2018
Time of Sighting: 12:05 AM EDT
Description: I saw a distant flashing light, like the brightest star in the sky. It was in the in the direction of the Big Dipper handle from where I was observing. It was flashing bright and then within seconds flashing bright again in a different location in sky. It was not moving in straight line at all. I have never seen anything move like that. It flashed a total of 8 to 10 times sporadically in different locations and then disappeared into the night. Within 1 minute a lower flying plane flew directly into the path where the lights had been coming from. It is the first time I have witnessed anything like this. I am well rattled.
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