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Occurred : 10/27/2020 21:00 (Entered as : 10/27/2020 21:00)
Reported: 10/28/2020 3:39:04 PM 15:39
Posted: 12/23/2020
Location: Cottage Grove, OR
Shape: Light
Duration: 3 seconds
Extraordinary bright and large light seen a few seconds apart in two different directions in the night sky.

I was sitting in our hot tub around 9 pm on Tuesday evening on 10/27/2020. Because of the deck with overhead roof where the hot tub is located, I can get a clear view of the entire northern and western skies from my vantage point. I was gazing up at the clear night sky, and despite some light pollution, there were stars visible.

As I continued to star gaze, I saw in the northwest direction an extraordinary light, much larger than any shooting star, comet, or meteor that Iíve ever seen. It appeared more like an explosion out of no where, with no sound that lasted about 3 seconds, then gone. As I stared in total awe of this bright light, about 4 seconds later I witnessed that same extraordinary explosion type light much farther west and south of the initial light. This 2nd light was quite a distance away, and felt like a quicker flash than the first light before vanishing. It almost seemed in that instant that itís trajectory was straight up.

I have spent many nights star gazing. My previous residence was in a remote location within a few miles from a national forest boundary where light pollution was non existent. It truly was a place where one would describe as a black velvet night with millions upon millions of sparkling gems. In all of my years of seeing meteors/comets, shooting stars, and various satellites, I have never seen a light flash such as what I witnessed last night.