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Occurred : 7/11/2010 22:55 (Entered as : 07/11/10 22:55)
Reported: 7/10/2010 10:04:08 PM 22:04
Posted: 7/19/2010
Location: Hancock, MD
Shape: Light
Duration:< 10 minutes
Moving light responded to a flashlight

We (my wife, my son, and myself) were talking to some friends (an adult married couple) that were visiting, and we were talking about lights in the sky because mutual friends told them we introduced these mutual friends to stargazing and satellite watching. We all started scanning the sky to see if we could see any and pointed out a few satellites to our friends. We saw a bright one come from the west to the east and disappear just east of directly overhead.

As our friends were getting into their car to leave we saw another light come from the south west headed north. We asked them to hurry up and look because this one was lower in the sky than the others we showed them were. When the light was west of us for the heck of it I flashed my light at it twice. I got an immediate response of a flash from this light. It went from a normal star sized light to almost a headlight sized light but very bright.

My wife immediately asked me to try it again and immediately it flashed again. The time from the first flash to the second was no more than 20 seconds.

It stayed still in that same place for another 5 minutes and then it just vanished. It was a little lower and west of The Big Dipper. I never thought I'd get a response from the light. I just did it for the heck of it. It flipped everyone out when it responded, not once but twice. I'd sure like to know what the heck it was.