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Occurred : 7/9/2010 22:00 (Entered as : 07/09/10 22:00)
Reported: 7/9/2010 11:53:22 PM 23:53
Posted: 7/10/2010
Location: Buellton, CA
Shape: Flash
Duration:1 minute
Double flash of "satellite" moving North to South ???

While in my back yard, letting my dog out, on a particularly clear/starry night, I looked up into the night sky overhead & witnessed a small, white pinpoint "dot" of light that traveled North to South. Believing it was a satellite, but intrigued by it’s North to South speedy movement (I am used to satellites being seen moving West to East), I continued to watch.

As if it "knew" I was watching, it flashed bright white, then dimmed and within a few seconds flashed the same bright, white light and then dimmed almost completely out. It never repeated the flash. Within approx. 1-minute of this event, overhead I spotted a "satellite" that traveled very slowly from East to West.

I have never seen a Satellite flash…let alone so bright and then repeat! I imagine these were both satellites, but I consider their strange paths and flashes to be noteworthy. Were they satellites??

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))