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Occurred : 2/11/2009 22:30 (Entered as : 02/11/09 22:30)
Reported: 2/12/2009 1:18:46 PM 13:18
Posted: 3/19/2009
Location: Kelso, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:20 sec
A bright white flash of light and a red then white light that vanished.

Around 10:30pm, there was a large flash of white light, resembling a lightning flash. My cousin and I were standing outside. I was waiting to hear thunder and my cousin looked up a saw a distant red light that turned white and then it vanished. He told me to look but I missed it. He pointed out where he saw the light. It was between the star Bellatrix, the west shoulder (on Orion), and the star (his hand) on the "shield". We realized that the flash couldn't have been lightning since there were no clouds in the sky nd no thunder was heard. It was a very bright but brief flash of white light from above.