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Occurred : 8/4/2015 21:00 (Entered as : 08/04/15 21:00)
Reported: 8/6/2015 4:51:12 PM 16:51
Posted: 8/13/2015
Location: Denver, CO
Shape: Light
Duration:2-3 minutes
Light disappears, moves, reappears, and shoots short lightning-like discharge.

At first, I saw a light in the sky, assumed it was an airplane, except that it was a bit brighter, and there were no blinking lights on it, which is something that always gets my attention.

Then the light went completely black, just disappeared, a little bit like how a satellite goes out gradually, but this was not like that, the light instantly went out. I felt right away that I was seeing something unusual, so I decided that I would keep looking in the area of the sky to see if it would reappear.

About a minute or so it did reappear, some distance away. I was looking to the west, and it was shortly after the sky had become completely dark. The light was traveling from south to north. It disappeared slightly to the southwest, and reappeared slightly to the northwest. At that time, I believe that it blinked off and on once or twice, and then there was what appeared to be an electrical discharge, vertically. It was like a very short bolt of lightning, except whiter, and perfectly straight, which I estimate took up about one to two degrees of distance in the sky (or, about the thickness of my finger at arm's length). I almost had the feeling that the light itself had moved vertically, and almost instantly. It then disappeared and stayed that way.

It definitely got my attention. I felt that I had seen something very out of the ordinary.