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Occurred : 8/27/2003 02:00 (Entered as : 08-27-03 0200)
Reported: 8/29/2003 10:15:28 PM 22:15
Posted: 9/4/2003
Location: Stryker, OH
Shape: Flash
Duration:2 min
An object of light that had a 20 second span between flashes directly above me that seemed to be going up and away from me as each time

Just as I stepped outside my back door to have a cigerette, I looked almost directly above me to check out the stars. Just then I noticed a brief flash of light in the area of (after checking the star charts) the constelation Cephius. The first flash lasted about as long as what the strobe lights on an aircraft do, but then didn't continue to flash, but I kept watching. About 20-25 seconds later another flash that seemed to be fainter and slightly to the NE of where it flashed previously, and again a long pause of 20-25 sec and another fainter flash even fainter as if it were leaving the Earths atmosphere. The initial flash had 2 lights very close together, but after the 3rd flash I couldn't determine there to be seperate lights. I saw a total of 4 flashes and by the time of the 4th, it was just a barely noticeable dot and had I not known where to be looking would have never noticed it.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous. We wonder whether the witness might have observed a tumbling booster rocket shell in orbit. Absent that possibility, we do not know what was observed. PD))