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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/18/2004 22:20 (Entered as : 12/18/2004 22:20)
Reported: 12/18/2004 11:07:41 PM 23:07
Posted: 1/11/2005
Location: Vancouver (Canada), BC
Shape: Flash
Duration: 1 second
Silent blue lightning shoots from the sky

It was 10:20 P.M. the sky was clear, no wind, no rain, just cloudy. I was outside looking up at the south west sky and the moon's light could be seen shining through the clouds. then all of a sudden, it appeared that a streak of lightning struck the earth not too far away (not too close either). I assumed it struck the earth, but there was a small garage obstructing my view of the ground. The flash of light was blue and looked very similar to lightning, it just seemed to go straight down. it didn't look like a perfectly straight line either, it was sorta jagged, similar to what lightning would look like. There was absolutely no sound associated with the blue lightning and the flash was less than 1 second. It didn't illuminate the sky either. it was absolutely not a meteor, comet, shooting star, plane, helicopter, mars, pluto or venus.