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Occurred : 9/23/1998 20:11 (Entered as : 09/23/98 20:11)
Reported: 9/25/1998 02:00
Posted: 9/26/1998
Location: Salem, OR
Shape: Sphere
Duration:1 minute
Object was perfect sphere with blue half circle trail size tip of my pinky

OK, left house to go catch my bus to work 8:05pm I know I looked at the clock before I left. Walk to bus stop appromixtley 75yds from house. Had a cigarette as always, then a smint(breath mint). Was crystal clear night facing southeast I belive. viewed an object stalled in the sky no movement what so ever an thought geeese that's a huge star about the size of the tip of my pinky (ringsize 6) held close to my face nail towards me just breaking around the edge of my finger. Then as I'm gazing in awe it takes an downward dive toward the sun sets from where it had been witch is just above a 75 to 80ft tall tree on the hill where i wait for my bus. It had a curved blue tail made hum almost like when your turn up your record player to max volume an you here hum kinda sound. an continued at same speed did not gain speed like meterors do it seemed to have a whiteish-blue tinge with a foggie haze around the sphere like when you hold a white shirt to a black lite. Plus the lights in my neiborhood flickered an the street lamp dimmed.