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Occurred : 10/1/1997 21:30 (Entered as : 10/97 21:30)
Reported: 11/2/1998 02:14
Posted: 11/19/1998
Location: Oakland, OR
Shape: Light
Duration:1 minute
High altitude light turned, dropped several Thousand feet, turned and disappeared!

Sitting on front porch looking up at stars and saw a light appearing as a high altitude (est 35-40,000 ft) aircraft traveling North to South, suddenly stopped, appeared to drop straight toward me (Basically just down,)for 10-20 seconds getting slightly bigger and brighter then at about (est) 20,000 ft stopped and turned south again and disappeared! Thought about it being a military aircraft, but the speed at which it changed directions seemed wrong! And as a general rule, military fighter aircraft don't operate "white, steady glowing" lights!