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Strange Flashes in the night sky ,what are they,and have you seen them?

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posted on Aug, 25 2017 @ 07:45 AM
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I've been swing this now for two weeks straight every night around 9pm.This is the thing I recently moved across town about 10 miles this was a week ago but I am still swing this flash (RIGHT ABOVE ME)so last night I bought binoculars right as rain this thing started flashing I couldn't make out the shape of it clearly but I followed it you could faintly see through the binoculars a dim light that stays on but you can't see this with naked eye so as I was following this????? Thing it flashed another time then it dimmed and then it just stopped in it's tracks!!!no bs I'm serious.It didn't flash or move again just looked like any other star in the sky.I know what a satellite looks like and how it acts this is NOT a satellite,plan,meteor or anything else.I am baffled.it got late and this object was still there so I needed to go to sleep for work today.If you have binoculars follow this thing see what it does.




posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 10:33 AM
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I live in the south eastern USA and I have seen these lighting like lights in the sky as well every night that I walk outside after 9 or so. There are no clouds anywhere that I can see and the stars are shinning brightly. No sound. no apparent streaks of lighting...just like a huge camera flash. I am going to continue to go outside at night and keep looking up.



posted on Oct, 13 2017 @ 06:10 PM
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I once had a UFO sighting of an orange/red fireball and meanwhile there were strange flashes of light in the sky. There were no clouds, the sky was totally impeccable. a reply to: tarifa37



posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 10:42 PM
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Around 6:10pm CT on 17Nov2017 there was a light mist coming down. It was very dark then all of the sudden the entire night sky lit up blue-ish white, just like a gigantic flash bulb had gone off. No sound. The flash was so bright it was like day for 1 second then pitch black again. This was about 15 miles East of Madison, WI. I didn’t see this happen again all night.



posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 03:39 AM
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originally posted by: tarifa37

About a week ago at about 11pm I was looking at the night sky from my garden and out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw a flash then another right above at 12 oclock in the sky.I thought this was strange but did not think much more about it as did not get a direct look. That was untill last night 3/07/08 at 11pm very clear sky.I was laying on my back looking at the at stars when it happened again.This time there was no doubt it was directly above .Four distinct flashes of light just like seeing a camera flash from a distance all within a few seconds. They all flashed in the same area of sky but not close enough to be one object . Has anyone else seen this happen? Has anyone got a logical answer. Cheers Tarifa37


guys!! this might be an explanation for at least some of the sightings that have been reported here and in other threads!!
Which i myself have also witnessed.
Maybe a reflection of sunlight from some parts of these satellites as they tumble through space - and thus creating the flashes

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posted on Feb, 18 2018 @ 12:20 AM
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The flashes you are seeing aren’t Indium Satellites, or any UFO. In fact, they are most likely just meteors. Many small meteors enter the Earth’s atmosphere every day and night. While instead of simply just burning up, the bigger meteors explode when entering the Mesosphere. The meteor is far too high up to be heard, and can only be seen at night, since it’s too bright during the day time.



posted on Feb, 18 2018 @ 12:38 AM
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originally posted by: tarifa37
About a week ago at about 11pm I was looking at the night sky from my garden and out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw a flash then another right above at 12 oclock in the sky.I thought this was strange but did not think much more about it as did not get a direct look. That was untill last night 3/07/08 at 11pm very clear sky.I was laying on my back looking at the at stars when it happened again.This time there was no doubt it was directly above .Four distinct flashes of light just like seeing a camera flash from a distance all within a few seconds. They all flashed in the same area of sky but not close enough to be one object . Has anyone else seen this happen? Has anyone got a logical answer. Cheers Tarifa37



Everyone said it was heat lightning.

I even think of that when I see it now.

Hell if I know why.

Coming from over the horizon on a cloudless night?

Or wherever.

I've seen it for decades.




posted on Feb, 25 2018 @ 06:29 AM
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a reply to: tarifa37

I've seen them, but I dismissed them as my eyes doing funny things.
Then, my wife saw one, and I had to wonder and rethink what I have been seeing.



posted on Mar, 12 2018 @ 06:38 PM
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12/3/18 11:23. I was just walking back from work and saw about 4 flashes in the sky but it was cloudy. Each flash a was brief and only small area of sky light up.
I have also experienced this last year and these flashes went on for about 4 hours on night? Still no explanation. No thunder either...very strange.
Edd, Lewisham (London)



posted on Mar, 12 2018 @ 06:58 PM
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Iridium flashes happen just after sunset till the earth blocks the sun from them. An hour maybe two.




posted on Mar, 12 2018 @ 11:49 PM
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How about a purple flash? Anyone else seen those? It was a mid winter night four years ago in Finland when me and my girlfriend were walking the dog in the woods near our house when it happened. For a second everything turned purple like a purple camera flash had gone off right above us. We both stopped walking and looked at each other and were freaked out but the dog did not seem to mind. The night sky was clear and the stars were visible and the temperature was about minus 25 degrees. Any ideas what it might have been that causes a bright purple flash in the sky that reminds of a camera flash? For a second the night turned into a day and it was like we were walking in a purple daylight. There was no sound coming from the sky when it happened. It was really weird and I will never forget it. Thanks for letting me share my story!
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posted on Mar, 14 2018 @ 02:22 PM
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a reply to: GrantChapman

makes sense!! it is exactly like an explosion - big enough to be seen but not big enough to make a streak/tail.
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posted on Mar, 14 2018 @ 07:16 PM
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originally posted by: marceldp1

originally posted by: tarifa37

About a week ago at about 11pm I was looking at the night sky from my garden and out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw a flash then another right above at 12 oclock in the sky.I thought this was strange but did not think much more about it as did not get a direct look. That was untill last night 3/07/08 at 11pm very clear sky.I was laying on my back looking at the at stars when it happened again.This time there was no doubt it was directly above .Four distinct flashes of light just like seeing a camera flash from a distance all within a few seconds. They all flashed in the same area of sky but not close enough to be one object . Has anyone else seen this happen? Has anyone got a logical answer. Cheers Tarifa37


guys!! this might be an explanation for at least some of the sightings that have been reported here and in other threads!!
Which i myself have also witnessed.
Maybe a reflection of sunlight from some parts of these satellites as they tumble through space - and thus creating the flashes


Actually, not satellites, but space junk is what causes these type of flashes in most cases in my experience, although satellites can also sometimes be the cause (usually not so much a fast flash as a short flare though), and meteors can also be the cause, although it's rare to catch one. I've specialized in photographing/observing meteors for nearly 20 years now, so I have a fair bit of experience with those, and they go hand in hand with satellites/junk. You can't observe one without the other!


As of July 2013, more than 170 million debris smaller than 1 cm (0.4 in), about 670,000 debris 1–10 cm, and around 29,000 larger debris were estimated to be in orbit.

Source: wikipedia

I also have observed flashes exactly as the OP describes in your quote on numerous occasions. Not only that, but I also photographed and identified these flashes as being caused orbiting junk in many cases. It's not hard to do with a fairly basic and inexpensive DSLR setup as I have shown how to do here:

How to view, track, and identify satellites

Note that although the software I used there is no longer around today, the satellite plugin in Sellarium can be used to identify junk or satellites just as effectively. Unfortunately many of the images from that thread have since disappeared, and I have no way to restore them (although I still have them).

I'm sure I posted this (or similar) earlier on in this thread, but for some reason people still want to carry on believing that there is a mystery here. It's really not that hard to photograph and identify such flashes, but no one seems to want to, although there are plenty who want to know what they have seen. As they say, you can lead a horse to water..

Also, there are people here getting their types of flashes mixed up. What the OP described was a very localized flash. NO mention of flashes that light up the surroundings and/or clouds, which is the opposite of a "distant camera flash".

Flashes which light up the surroundings/clouds/etc (ie. NOT a localized flash as described above) can be caused by things like lightning, bright meteors/fireballs/bolides, and electrical transformer failures, but those are not the kind of flashes the OP was describing. Unfortunately people are posting them on this thread and confusing the issue more.



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