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Occurred : 7/17/2004 18:10 (Entered as : 07/17/2004 18:10)
Reported: 7/18/2004 9:32:32 AM 09:32
Posted: 7/25/2004
Location: Washington, D.C., DC
Shape: Flash
Duration:Split second
Bright flash of light exploding off the horizon into space - Washington, DC

Traveling south down 13th Street NW in Washington DC (a few blocks north of U street), I saw a an amazing flash of white light explode off the ground from the horizon upwards into the air/space and disapear. The entire affair lasted about 1/4 of a second but I am confident I saw something - what it is that I saw, I have no idea. I am confident it was not some reflection off of the car window.

The size of the flash was quite narrow - if I had to guess the distance, it would be five to ten miles away from where we were driving. The size of the flash might be the equivilant of a nail in the wall viewed from five feet away.

I was traveling in the passenger's seat and the driver unfortunatly did not see the flash.