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Occurred : 10/16/1998 21:30 (Entered as : 10/16/98 21:30)
Reported: 11/29/1998 23:29
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Salem, OR
Shape: Light
Duration:10 sec
My husband and I were traveling south on I-5 north of Salem when a huge bright light appeared ahead of us mid-sky. It seemed to be over Salem. It shot downward at an incredible rate of speed, stopped, then disappeared just short of the tree line.

My husband and I are both prior military and, therefore, not apt to confuse human aircraft, weather ballons, or satellites with UFO's.