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Occurred : 2/29/2008 19:10 (Entered as : 02/29/08 19:10)
Reported: 3/3/2008 11:19:09 AM 11:19
Posted: 3/4/2008
Location: Otis, OR
Shape: Unknown
Duration:2 minutes
Super bright strobing flashes in sky over Oregon Coastal Mountains.

We were driving on Rt. 18 in Otis Oregon heading east nearing the Van Duzer National Forest and noticed the sky lighting up like lightning, with super bright flashes every 1 or 2 seconds.

Then we saw an object in the sky that was like a huge photo flash strobe light. It was incredibly bright. It was moving slowly north along the Oregon Coastal Mountain range. It was a rainy cloudy night and the object appeared to be under the cloud cover and when the flash strobed it illuminated everything on the ground as bright as lightning as well as illuminating the underside of the stormy clouds.

It left me with the impression that the object was using a super-bright flash to photograph the ground?

I have never seen anything quite like this! I also have never seen a plane or any other aircraft flash as bright as lightning illuminating everything on the ground as bright as daytime!