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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/16/2005 22:10 (Entered as : 08/16/2005 22:10)
Reported: 8/16/2005 9:28:46 PM 21:28
Posted: 10/11/2005
Location: Aurora, CO
Shape: Light
Duration: 10 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Flashing light Ascends quickly in the night sky

While sitting in my hot tub in my back yard (as I do every night) I observed 2 aircraft overhead in the "normal" flight patterns over our house (approximately 2000 feet or lower for both aircraft - they appeared to be in a landing pattern for DIA). After watching these aircraft move off to the north and the east respectively, I turned my focus up to the stars directly above the backyard. I saw a bright flash (as bright as the surrounding stars) which I assumed was one of the many aircraft which fly at high altitude which I have seen many times. The flash appeared in the center of a triangle of stars directly above me. This flash was brighter than normal, and caught my attention. I continued to watch the point in space, looking to see which direction the aircraft was headed. A second flash, not as bright, appeared in the same position as the first - in the center of the three stars. It was approximately 2 seconds after the first. 2 Seconds later, another flash in the same position, only smaller and not as bright. At this point I could assume that the source of the flash was climbing straight up based on it's position in relation to the 3 star triangle. Additionally, each flash had gotten dimmer, and smaller. A final 4th flash came as a barely viewable blip of light - once again in the center of the triangle of stars.

Watching the sky for 10 minutes did not produce any other flashes or sources of the light.