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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/30/2005 00:00 (Entered as : 08/30/2005 0:00)
Reported: 9/2/2005 11:41:47 PM 23:41
Posted: 10/11/2005
Location: Mobile, AL
Shape: Flash
Duration: 5 seconds
Characteristics: The object emitted beams
A bright flash that left a spot of light in my eye

Our power was out due to hurricane Katrina. My wife and I were sitting in our driveway and I walked around the side of the house to check to see if anyone in the neighborhood had generator power. All of a sudden a bright flash , such as a flashbuld, caught my eye . The flash was in the South Eastern sky at about40 degrees in the sky. The night was cloudless and the stars were so visible everywhere. The light put a flash in my eye , such as a welders flash, and it still is there. When I walked back around to my wife, the first thing she said was, did you see that flash. She was facing North at the time and only saw the sky light up for a split second. It did not affect her, since she seen only the flash from behind her. It lasted a split second and this is Friday and I still have the spot in my eye.