|Location of sighting between Gilmer and Ore City, in Upshur County, Texas.|
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We received an emailed report of flashes of light in the sky over Upshur County, Texas.
The report is as is, with no corrections.
July 20, 2012
Upshur County, Texas
I am hoping that someone has an idea what this might be. We have goats and milk at night. So we are outside walking and forth from the barn.
We have for a few mths been seeing what we are calling big flashes and little flashes of light. There are two of us and have seen them at seperate time. We had not talked about it until last night when we went to sit outside together and watch the stars. Something we do not usually do.
The flashes that we call the big flashes are like seeing a flashbulb go off behind you. You don't see a direct flash. It's like a big flash went off the brightens the whole sky all around you but you don't really know where it came from. We saw about 10 to 12 of them last night.
The small flashes are like a very distant but very bright flash bulb went off out in space. Very bright white concentrated light for less than a second. We saw it two different times last night. The first time if flashes 3 times about 30 seconds and 50 seconds apart in the same area. About 20 min later it did it 2 times right over head the flashes were about 20 seconds apart.
We have both seen these things in the past few mths but not while we were outside together so it never came up. The big flashes we thought might be our eyes playing tricks on us. Because if you are not actually looking up at the sky when it happens and it happens so fast the you wonder if you really saw something. But last night we would both say at the same time. "There it is." So we knew we were seeing it.
We live pretty far out into the country. We don't see lights from town. It's not spotlights because the big flashes are not concentrated to one area. They seem to come from all directions at once.
If anyone has any idea what this is please let us know.
We live in Upshur County, Texas. Between Ore City and Gilmer [location redacted].
Also I forgot to say we have looked up space debris and iridum flares on youtube and those are not what we saw.
We do see shooting stars and space debris out here but the flashes we saw were different.
Editor's Note: I can't say for sure but these sightings could possibly have been meteors, that were exploding in the earth's atmosphere.-SW
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