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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/24/2018 06:00 (Entered as : 08/24/18 6:00)
Reported: 8/24/2018 11:26:57 AM 11:26
Posted: 8/31/2018
Location: Whitesboro, TX
Shape: Light
Duration: 20 seconds
Object flashes after making a high altitude U-turn

I was outside with my binoculars around 6am this morning, drinking coffee and looking at the sky. I was specifically looking at Orion's Belt, which is visible right now early in the morning. It was still dark out. While looking at the center star of Orion's belt, I saw a small light fly by at a high rate of speed. I followed the light and watched it fly in a southeasterly direction. I watched it for several seconds. After about 10 seconds the light stopped and made a "U" turn. After the U turn, I brought the binoculars down to see if I could observe the object with the naked eye. I could not. I was about to re-acquire the object with my binoculars when I saw a bright flash from the object, just to the left of Orion's belt. After the flash, I never saw the object again.