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Occurred : 5/29/2002 18:50 (Entered as : 5/29/02 6:50pm)
Reported: 6/5/2002 7:33:39 AM 07:33
Posted: 6/12/2002
Location: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia),
Shape: Flash
Duration:45 seconds
High altitude flashing light observed

Just after sunset, I was looking casually into the darkening but clear sky--some slight cloud cover (<10%) when I noticed a single light (white) flash from what seemed to be very high altitude. Brightness was equivalent to a evening star/planet and occurred in a 1 second flash.

I kept watching and this occurred again after maybe 3 seconds and it appeared the source had moved. It happened again a third time, also a few seconds later. I moved to the outside porch and watched intently in this area for another 10 minutes but saw nothing further.

The impression was of some object emitting a powerful flash from a very high altitude.

((NUFORC Note: Report is not inconsistent with the flash from a rocket booster tumbling in orbit. That is merely a guess, however. PD))