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Occurred : 7/9/2010 23:00 (Entered as : 07/09/2010 23:00)
Reported: 7/9/2010 11:35:09 PM 23:35
Posted: 7/10/2010
Location: Gilroy, CA
Shape: Flash
Duration:8 SECONDS
THREE BRIGHT FLASHES HIGH ABOVE GILROY CALIFORNIA

I WAS IN MY BACK YARD WATERING THE LAWN ENJOYING THE COOL NIGHT AIR. I WAS FACEING WEST LOOKING ALMOST STREIGHT UP JUST LOOKING AT THE STARS AND SAW THREE BRIGHT FLASHES OF PURE WHITE LIGHT. THE FLASHES LOOKED TO BE ABOUT AS HIGH AS SATELLITES TRAVEL AND OCCURED ABOUT 3 SECONDS APART WITH THE LAST FLASH BEING DIMMER THAN THE FIRST TWO. THE FIRST TWO FLASHES WERE IN THE SAME SPOT IN THE SKY AND THE THIRD DIMMER FLASH IN A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT SPOT. THE THIRD FLASH SEEMED TO BE MORE OF A YELLOWISH COLOR AND NOT AS PINPOINT OF A LIGHT KINDA FUZZY. I CONTINUED TO LOOK AT THE SKY FOR ANOTHER TEN MINUTES AND DID NOT SEE ANYTHING BUT A FAINT SHOOTING STAR ALMOST IN THE SAME AREA. THE SKY WAS VERY CLEAR NO WIND NO CLOUDS. I HAVE BEEN INTO ASTRONOMY FOR YEARS AND FREQUENTLY USE A TELESCOPE. I HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF SATELLITES AND OTHER SPACE OBJECTS. THIS WAS NOT AN IRIDIUM FLARE OR ANY SATELLITE FLASH.