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Occurred : 12/26/2017 03:00 (Entered as : 12/26/17 3:00)
Reported: 12/28/2017 7:50:38 AM 07:50
Posted: 1/18/2018
Location: Mahomet, IL
Shape: Flash
Duration:3 minutes
bright white flashes high in sky

Stepped outside to have a smoke and stargaze on a cold and clear morning. As I'm looking at the brightest stars I see a bright white flash high in the sky not far from a bright star I was looking at. I thought maybe it was a meteor but I kept my eyes focused on the spot I saw the flash. A few seconds later a second flash in the exact same spot. Then another flash. Then a slightly longer flash, and then a few seconds later and it flashed again, in the same spot in the sky but slightly dimmer and I could tell it was further away. Then one last flash still dimmer and further away before it was, I guess, out of view? Bright white flashes, brief with no pattern or rhythm, maybe 5 or 6 total. Slightly brighter than any star, and the flashes were quick except for the longer flash which seemed to be a build up, dim out type of flash.