Man Sees Very Bright White Flash in Night Sky.

Location of Sighting: Prineville, Oregon
Date of Sighting: June 27, 2016
Time of Sighting: 11:35 PM PDT

Description: A man was sitting outside looking at the sky. He noticed a very bright white flash that actually illuminated the ground (similar to lightning). Skies were completely clear. The bright flash was followed by a few flashes near the same spot. The flash was about one-third up from the horizon and the witness was looking south. The witness has seen these flashes several times in various directions.

Note: The witness description fits an iridium flare satellite. Iridium flares will flash briefly and at very bright intensity. However, a check of the Heavens Above satellite database showed no iridium flares visible at the time of the sighting. Perhaps the satellite may not have been in the database? No other bright satellites were visible at the time of the sighting.

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