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Occurred : 9/23/1998 18:35 (Entered as : 09/23/98 18:35)
Reported: 9/24/1998 01:23
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Other
Duration:approx 10 min
Same night as green fireball seen from Eugene to Seattle, and a report of sivlery UFO seen in Vancouver (heard on Art Bell) an unusual number of high flying aircraft traveled from south to north towards seattle, leaving con trails.

At approx. 18:35 when leaving work for dinner, I saw at least 6 con trails in formation very high directly above Portland headed generally towards Seattle. The last was still being created as I watched. I live in view of Portland Int. airport and a military air strip near by, and have not in the decades I'ved lived here seen that many con trails at once. I also noted it because while they did appear to be very high, I could see the craft better than I thought I should be able to, as though they were unusally large, they seemed longer than they should be, but they were so high I could not hear any sound from them at all. I noted it in the back of my mind and went on about my business, until Art Bell came on and I heard about the large sighting in Seattle a couple of hours later. Wondered then to myself if someone may have known what was about to happen, and was on their way to take a look. Then later when the caller from vancouver said he'd seed that unusally moving 'craft' at about 14:00 that afternoon I really became convinced I should report this, just in case anyone else noted unusal military looking activity that night.