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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/9/2003 22:00 (Entered as : 07/09/03 2200)
Reported: 7/20/2003 11:17:57 AM 11:17
Posted: 7/23/2003
Location: Coalinga, CA
Shape: Light
Duration: 5 to 10 seconds
While driving on I-5 north of Colinga exit (Hwy 198) around 10 pm observed increasing brignt light that caused entire area to light up.

Driving south on I-5 approximately 20 miles north of Hwy 198 around 10 pm. Entire area including hills over 1,000 feet high start to light up. Light seems to be high above and to the rear of car. Did not see object but light increased in intensity to make everyting including hill tops as visible as in day time. After 5 seconds or so the light continued to increased and then flashed and everyting went back to normal darkness.